My Helm Shop Manual (2011) shows a transmission dipstick *may* be equipped on one or more of the following transmissions: 6T30, -40, -45, and -50, but it doesn’t show one in any of the exploded views that are all titled with these four transmission types.
My 3.0 V6, like JayTee’s V6, has the dipstick attached to the fill cap, and for these transmissions (6T70, 6T75), the Helm Manual is very clear about the presence of the dipstick.
Looking at the exploded view of the 2.4L transmission, it would appear you’d need a dipstick as long as the one in the link because it *looks like* it would need to travel the full height of the transmission housing.
But what that height actually *is*, who knows?
Maybe you could stick a clean oil dipstick in there to get a crude measurement? Probably would need one of the same type for the test (flexible wire w/bob on the end).
Heck - why not heat the fluid to the correct temp, verify the level by removing the fill-level plug underneath, then fashion a “manual dipstick” by dropping it down the fill hole from the top until it gets “wet”, and marking that distance on the stick’s shaft?
Then you’d have a dipstick, but it just wouldn’t be connected to the cap. You’d have to pull it out of your toolbox each time.
2011 Equinox 1LT (new Jan 2011): Summit White / 3.0 L V6 / FWD / Pioneer Stereo / 18" Wheels / 138.2k miles [05-NOV-2019]
2002 Impala 1LT (new Jun 2002): Summit White / 3.4 L V6 / FWD / Cassette-CD Combo /225.5k miles [05-NOV-2019]
Last edited by Colt Hero; 10-13-2019 at 06:19 PM.