Transmission fluid??

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Old 08-22-05, 09:10 AM
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Question Transmission fluid??

Where do i check the fluid and add fluid in a 1999 Grand am 4 speed auto transmission? I feel silly but I can't find it. And of coarse the little manual says, take it to the dealership! NOOOOOO

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Old 08-22-05, 09:21 AM
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ya I beleave you do have to take it to a shop or dealer to have it done, on my friends grand am it took us forever to figure that out because he didnt have the manual
 
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Old 08-22-05, 09:27 AM
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Take it to the dealer to check or add trans fluid? I hate cars! Someone take me back to the 70's 80's!! oh oh I am revealing my age??
 
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Old 08-22-05, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by lisaperry491
Someone take me back to the 70's 80's!! oh oh I am revealing my age??

ya i love the older cars, so easy to fix
 
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Old 08-22-05, 09:55 AM
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Fill level plug on a 4T40E

If you cannot find a dipstick then you must have the 4T40E which is an electronically controlled 4 speed version of the 3T40 (which as the name implies is a 3 speed). They did away with the dipstick and put a fill level plug in. It is on the passengers side of the vehicle underneath the car by the passenger side axle shaft where it enters the transaxle. You must remove the fill level plug, when the vehicle is running in neutral and it should run out if full, kind of like we check a manual transmission only the car is running. The plug is a 7/16" and looks just like a pressure tap plug.
 
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Old 08-22-05, 09:58 AM
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Fill plug.

The transmission is filled at the red cap that you unscrew under the hood on the top of the transmission on the drivers side.
 
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Thank You!!!!!

Thank You so much!!! We really appreciate it!!

Lisa
 
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Old 08-23-05, 08:02 AM
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Glad to help. Thats what its all about people helping people.
 
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The car must be level when in the air, when checking the side plug. the fluid level should be even with the bottom of the plug
 
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