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Old 01-14-2016, 08:18 PM   #1
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how to check trans fluid

I have a 2002 grand am gt,,wondering how to check the fluid
level in the transmission or if there is a way?

3.4 litre automatic transmission..........
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:23 PM   #2
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They're all auto Rowe, and they're all a sealed system. If you take out the OEM airbox, you'll see the cap for it. Are you leaking or something?
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:32 PM   #3
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changed engine and lost some fluid while the cv joint was out.
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Passanger side of vehicle (on the trans) there is a bolt that is a check plug.

Car in park and running
On level ground
Car is at running temp
Remove check plug
Fluid flows out, its full
No fluid flow out, fill till it starts to trickle out.
Replace plug.

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Its probably best to let it flow out then stop that way its not overfilled. If fluid flows out let it run till its a very slow stream, if it starts pouring out fast when checking. Let it die down before putting plug back in.
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:40 PM   #5
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take the plug out and stick ma finger in it sleepy?
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The fluid check plug is NPT and is too small to 'stick a finger in.' The proper fluid level check procedure is to warm the drivetrain until ATF is at the specified temperature (140F IIRC) then remove the check plug while the vehicle is *level.* A vehicle off level fore/aft will skew the procedure somewhat and a vehicle off level left/right will skew the procedure significantly. Remove the plastic fill cap -- atop the bell housing as posted above -- and add fluid slowly until it drains from the check plug. Allow the fluid to drain off, then reinstall the check plug and fill cap.

Fluid level in the sump will rise with the engine off; never remove the check plug with the engine off or a low fluid condition will result.
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