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Answer One of the two is located on the passenger side, near the "main" frame of the car. It was helpful for me to know what the replacement part looked like. … To be slightly more specific, it is near the joint on the passenger side of the axle.
You can not check the transmission fluid it is sealed off. You should take it to get it checked! actually you just have to jack the car up and make sure its level, leave the …car running and go under the car and take the higher plug out of the transmission just above the pan, if tranny fluid starts to come out, it is fine but if nothig comes out you should start filling it up from the top until it comes out. This is one of the reasons that GM is on their way out of business. The assine engineers that planned this one should be shot. There is a red cap that is under the throttle body below the exhaust manifold. Don't remove it unless the engine is running or you'll start losing fluid. It is meant to be checked at room temperature (104 degress f). It is full when there is nothing running out. It is a real bastard trying to get the cap back on when the manifold is screaming hot. The first attempt usually winds up with a burn on your hand (wear gloves), and losing the cap behind the transaxle. WARNING: Here's the kicker when that happens-you can't shut the car off or it will spew oil. So you need to raise the car while it's running to try to get to the dropped cap. Be careful on this one. When you change the filter, it calls for 6.9 quarts to refill. The dry fill is around 12 quarts. Well I had 12 quarts into it and it still wasn't to the overflow point. I'm not sure where that leaves me. Somthings rotten in Detroit is all I know. The pan gasket is reusable if you take it off carefully. Try this: I have a 2000 Malibu with the 3.1L. If you have the same tranny as me and can't afford to take it to a dealer, the check plug is on the passenger side of the car. It's near the axle on the underside where the tranny wraps around the back of the engine. It's a pipe thread plug and looks like a pointless bolt. Just remember to have the engine running and the tranny in park when you check it. Also, it must be warm. If it is full, fluid will be level to the whole created when you remove the plug. Don't forget to put it back when you are done. ANSWER: Whenever I change the oil on my wife's 2000 Chev Malibu 3.1 L checking the transmission oil level is a must since there is no dipstick to check the oil level with. The MOTOR oil is hot to change the oil in the motor. Driving the car up on ramps alters the level a bit as does the trans fluid at 200 degrees instead of the recommended 100 degrees. Let the car idle while you slide cardboard, newspaper, a flex socket wrench with a deep 7/16 inch six point socket. Set both the Park at the transmission gear selector and the parking brake, and put blocks behind and in front of the rear tires before you climb underneath the car. Cars roll off of jacks, ramps and whatever enables mechanics to get underneath. Before changing the motor oil while the engine is at a slow idle, using a six point 7/16 wrench turn the plug on the passenger side of the transmission counter clockwise looking down at the top of the bolt/inspection plug. If oil runs out put the plug right back in. If not add about four ounces at a time. To add fluid, remove the red add fluid cap is on top of the chain/side cover which is underneath the exhaust crossover in front of the air valve. I used a turkey baster with the bulb removed and used a funnel into the baster which I placed into the add fluid hole after removing the red add fluid cap. While it is a better to have one person adding fluid while the other is underneath yelling stop when the fluid starts to run out of the inspection hole, I added 4 oz at a time and may have a slightly overfilled transmission. Although the car is not level, if you have fluid at normal operation temperature, the expansion of the fluid will compensate for the overfill due to the rear of the car being lower than the front. After removing the motor oil and filter, spray some engine degreaser on the side of the motor and transmission to remove dirt and to make finding future leaks and pinpoint their location. If you do not have a leak and are not losing transmission fluid the time to check the fluid level adds less than five minutes to your oil change. If you have to remove the fill plug and add fluid after finding or buying Dextron III transmission oil, you may add 15 - 30 minutes to the oil change. The exhaust crossover pipe is several hundred degrees even at idle. A bright flashlight is helpful to find leaks when lying on the ground underneath the car and oil pans.
Answer . \nThe 2000 and several other years of this vehicle have no transmission dipstick because they use a sealed transmission. The actual process for checking the trans… fluid is elusive as I have been searching for days. The popular answer is that you need the vehicle engine and transmission at operating temperature, on a level surface, and then you pull a small plug (location in dispute) near the right axel shaft and watch for a small amount of fluid to run out. If none does, then it is low. Best I can come up with so far.
This is what I do. I have a 1998 Malibu that has a red transmission fluid cap that is visible (kneeling down)to the left of the inside of the battery straight to the back. If …you have small arms you can reach and unscrew the cap, but it has to be cold. I then use a funnel that is about 18 inches long and insert it from the top while guiding the bottom of the funnel with my other hand. My funnel does not go directly in, but I anchor it where the fluid still flows in. I have put up to 3 gallons in and have had no problems. I usually add fluid when the car starts to kick, like jump starting.Hope it helps! The 2000 and several other years of this vehicle have no transmission dipstick because they use a sealed transmission. The actual process for checking the trans fluid is elusive as I have been searching for days. The popular answer is that you need the vehicle engine and transmission at operating temperature, on a level surface, and then you pull a small plug (location in dispute) near the right axel shaft and watch for a small amount of fluid to run out. If none does, then it is low. Best I can come up with so far.
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Answer Are you sure it has one. I believe this is one of many GM vehicles not equipped with a transmission fluid dipstick. Instead, it has a fill hole (with a re…d cap) and a level check hole (accessed from under the vehicle.) There is a procedure that must be followed exactly to correctly set the fluid level. Any leaks should be repaired so that the level need only be checked after replacing the fluid or repairing a leak.
Answer . As this vehicle was only produced with an Automatic Transmission, it would be very difficult to fit a manual in this car. Not impossible but extremely difficult an…d costly. I would not attempt this conversion unless you have lots of money, tools, and skill.
There is no governor to remove. Speed is controlled by the ECU.
jack up car to make access to transmission pan, loosen bolts on pan(do not take bolts out). loosen front pan bolts as to let the fluid drain out. when fluid is drained out int…o a suitable pan, remove all bolts that hold pan, the original gasket can be reused that has steel inserts in bolt holes if it is still in good shape. once filter is removed (just pull it out of sleeve). pry old sleeve out, be careful not to damage block. put in new sleeve to hold filter in place install new filter. replace pan and bolts. do all bolts hand tight. then go and torque all bolts to 108 in lbs or 9 ft lbs.working around pan. when you get a transmission filter most parts places give a rubber gasket, do not use this for you will bend pan if torqeing to 9 ft lbs, I did that and had to get another pan and gasket, the original gasket has steel inserts at bolt holes. refill transmission fluid approx 7.5 quarts. check for leaks.
I own a shop and we use the BG transmission fluid flush machine. An additive is put in and run for 30 minutes. Then the machine is hooked up and flushes 16 quarts of transmiss…ion fluid through it. Next a conditioner is added. Doing this does NOT require the filter to be changed.
usually 1200-1800 at a trans shop.Dealers are twice that.
on 3.1 it is 7qts when changing tranny filter..
In Chevy Malibu
there is no dipstick filler cap is on driver side of engine there is a 10mm bolt on side of trans u fill till it comes out of hole to kmow its full
Well, unfortunatly you don't. You take it in, and they can do a flush as the only access point to the fluid is underneath the car. If you are concerned about the fluid level a…nd it has been 33,000 miles since last fluid flush take it in and have it flushed. There they have a machince that sucks out the old fluid and puts new in.
The first number is referring to the aperture (f/8 or F8) and the second number to the shutter speed (1/2000 sec.).
I had to replace mine and it was under the car on the passenger side between the firewall and the transmission. It is quite easy to change *WARNING* when you take it out be …sure to have something to catch the transmission fluid. After all the research I did and mechanics I talked to I was not told of this happening until I changed it. Over all its not hard to change but again when you pull it out transmission fluid will come pouring out!!!! Let me know if this helps or not.