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Old 12-02-2010, 01:04 PM   #1
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how do you check the tranny fluid level on a 2000 malibu ? there isnt any dipstick.

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Hmm I've seen while browsing on sites that you can't check the tranny fluid bcuz of the fact that there isn't a dipstick & that you gotta take it to a shop to get it checked out since it'* gotta be lifted up to do so. But I'm not for sure if that'* true or not, maybe someone else on here knows more about it
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If I remember correctly, there is a red cap on the top of the tranny case. I don't know what you are supposed to do with it however...
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ive heard of that too about lifting it up. and yeah there is a red cap, but no dipstik , just a place to fill it.
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There is usually a fill plug on the side of the transmission that the service tech pulls out and checks the fluid level and fills to the appropriate level.
The transmission is a sealed unit and requires no maintenance for 100,000 miles.
So as long as it is not leaking - you don't mess with it.

One reason why there is no dip stick is because you cannot use the old Dextron transmission fluid in it.
It probably uses a synthetic fluid.
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