So does anyone know how we can check our tranny fluid without paying the dealer to do it?
Yup, put your finger in it, if you feel fluid, it's fine LOL!bballr4567 said:GM hasnt had a trans dipstick in a LONG time. Only time you need to check it is if its leaking or you are doing a trans service on it. There is usually a "weephole bolt" to take out on the side of the trans to measure the amount that is in it. [/color]
good info, I was thinking of an old LT1 vette 6-speed manual tranny, that's how I'd check the tranny fluid, take the plug out and feel with your finger.carguy332000 said:you have to have the vehicle running and on a hoist so that it is level. You have to run the tranny through all of the gears on and then wait about 3 min for everything to settle. With it still running hten you remove the fill level bolt and see if anything runs out. it should be right at that level. You can't put your finger in there, the hole is too small! [/color]
Hmmm something doesn't look quite right here for two reasons - This is the 2.4 right??mnussbaum said:Anybody?
one trades the vehicle in on a Mercedesccharlie said:We have no tranny fluid dipstick? Manual says it is difficult to check and change. They tell you to buy a Service Publication. That's a crock! Anyhow, how the heck do we check our tranny fluid?
Transmission case drain and fill are the same for either 2.4 or 3.0mnussbaum said:So is this the drain (small bolt at left sticking out)? And the fill is the small horizontal bolt?
Yep you can do it that way too, it's directly underneath the battery on the engine side.mnussbaum said:I think the transmission fill is actually located up above on the driver's side, there's a plastic cap you can unscrew. I'd take a photo but it's kinda late.