Fluid level in an automatic transmission should always be checked with the vehicle on a level surface, with the engine running, and the transmission selector in either Park or Neutral. There is a dipstick for the transmission, located somewhere in the engine compartment. It may be near the firewall, (the rear of the engine compartment,) or near the fender. Do not remove any plugs from the transmission, as these are usually for draining the fluid out of the transmission. If fluid needs to be added, you will have to have a long neck funnel, which you can purchase at most hardware stores, or any auto parts store. The fluid is added by inserting the neck of the funnel into the tube the dipstick sits in, and adding fluid slowly, with the engine running. Check the level frequently, and do not overfill.
Check your transmission.
200 Chevy Malibu has a sealed system, so it does not have a dipstick to check the transmission fluid. If there are issues, one has to check the fluid while the car is running.
I have a 2000 Malibu and it does not have a tranny dipstick. You have to check fluid under car, there is a check hole on the trans. It's a pain in the butt.
transmission has worn/bad seals.should have a trans shop check it. Most don't charge to check.
yes. check your owners manual to see if it has to be in park or neutral though.
There should be a dipstick like the one for oil. Check with engine running.
Auto.? dipstick at rear of engine Std.? should be a plug at the side of transmission
If the 1999 is like my 2001 Malibu. the transmission is a sealed system (no dipstick to check fluid level) and you need to take it to a mechanic (dealer if you have extended warranty).This answer, How_can_you_add_transmisson_fluid_to_1999, might help you to DIY your transmission.
Alot of newer cars have a red cap on top of the transmission and you have to pull the speedometer on the transmission ( not a due it yourself check if you have a cap on top of your transmission refer to a repair shop or local oil change store.
You have to take it in to a shop. I spent an Hour looking for a dipstick and it does not have one.
Unscrew oil level fill plug. Fluid should be level with bottom of plug
There is a red fill cap on transmission bell housing under the brake master cylinder. You have to look real close to find it. There is a bolt on the passenger side of the transmission that you remove to check level. Add fluid until it runs out of the bolt hole.
in 1996 Chevy started makeing sealed transmations on malibus meaning there is no dipstick. you have to have a profesional check the levels
Read your owner's manual. If it does not have a dipstick, then it is a sealed for life transmission. You cannot check the fluid level. That was an ignor.answer,the right answer is:look under the frontside of the tranny for a plug ,take it out level the car an crank it then put it in neurtal,fill it until it starts coming out of the plug hole,the fill cap is down in the drivers side of the eng.,its red,under the exaust crossover pipe.
To check the transmission fluid for a 2005 Malibu 3.5, the first step is to block the wheels so the car will not move. Start the car and put the car in neutral, then open the hood and locate the transmission dip stick. Pull out the dip stick, wipe off with a paper towel and insert it back into to tube. Take it out again and note where the fluid level is. If it is on add, add one quart at a time of the proper transmission fluid until the dipstick level is at full.
check shift cable to transmission,it is either broke or stretched out !!!!
The first thing to check is that your transmission fluid level is correct. If it is too low the trans cannot pressurize. DO NOT Overfill.
There is no place to check the transmission fluid but it certainly does have transmission fluid. Have the transmission serviced at a local specialist. replace the fluid and filter, then the fluid will be completely full. The level is tested from underneath. 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.
they didnt make one after 100,000miles it should be check every 20 to 30 thousand miles id say
Assuming the Malibu has a V6 engine and an automatic transmission (not manual) Lift the hood. Look to the rear of the engine near the firewall. There should be a dipstick pointed towards the drivers side between the engine and firewall approximately in the middle of the car right to left..
under the car is a check plug it is located on the drivers side on the transmission i square head plug start car open plug fluid should flow out of plug do not do not over tighten plug do not over tighten
There is a plug with a red plastic cap on the top of the transmission. Pull this out and you will see a dip stick. Use the dip stick measurements to determine if you need more fluid or not.
If it is the LG8 engine V6 it has what is called a check bolt on the transmission housing. The vehicle has to be on a hoist and level in order to check fluid level from underneath the vehicle. The check bolt must be removed and the level checked in this manner. The dipstck was done away with probably in order to get more business for service centers.
the transmission oil dip stick is located in the rear passanger side of the eng/conpartment, next to the air filter on the rear side, that's were you check and also were you add more oil have the right size funnel,
To check the fan relays on the 99 Malibu, you can swap the relay between the AC blower and the fan.