You need a long thing funnel. Available at any auto supply store for a couple dollars. It should be around 1-2 feet long and thin at the tip. Pull your tranny dipstick, look at the dipstick and be sure to check the level however it tells you ie. in neutral with the engine warm, etc. Be sure not to overfill as this could damage your tranny.
It may not have a dipstick. If it does not remove the Red Filler Cap located on the top of the transaxle and fill until it overflows. Fill slowly so it does not make a mess and you should be good.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES fill the entire transmission to overflowing!!!
If there is no dipstick, your transmission should be filled only to the level of a drain plug, down low, on the side of the transmission case. BUT... there is a specific and complicated procedure to assure that you add the proper AMOUNT of fluid. This procedure is described at http://autorepair.about.com/library/a/1g/bl777g.htm
The procedure is done with the car raised, LEVEL, engine running, mildly warm, etc. so that the maximum amount of fluid is in circulation in the transmission WHILE you adjust the fluid level. Too much fluid or too little will be deadly to your transmission. The only way to add the proper amount of fluid is to follow the procedure completely.
go to the Chevrolet dealer and buy only syncromesh transmission fluid. do not add anything else it will ruin your transmission.
You can add atf but you won't know how much to add or when it is full. This needs to be done on a lift in a garage by a mechanic.
try changing the map sensor, that was the problem on mine.
Fluid is added through the transmission dipstick.
you pour it in :)
the power steering reservoir
Get a lube shop to do it.
Thru dipstick tube
Assuming this is an automatic transmission, you can add ATF through the transmission dipstick tube. The dipstick itself will tell you what type of fluid to add.
AnswerNormally on GM vehicles you check the fluid with the transmission fluid warm, parked on a level surface, engine running, transmission in park. According to the manufacturer, there are also some GM vehicles that have a sealed for life transmission. On these you cannot check the level. Your owners manual will spell all this out for you. If it does have a dipstick, look on the stick for directions. All transmissions require maintenance. On a Cavalier that is supposed to be sealed for life, you can still check and add transmission fluid.2003 to 2005 Cavalier transmission fluid level/filling.With the vehicle running, you remove a bolt located on the transmission. It is on the passenger side, where the CV joint connects to the transmission. It is also about 3 inches above the transmission oil pan. You can't miss it, looks like it has no reason to be there.You add Transmission fluid until it starts dripping from the hole missing the bolt. Place the bolt back into place. Your transmission is now filled to level.Don't forget, DO NOT ADD CHEAP transmission fluid to this vehicle. It is very delicate and cheap fluid will make the transmission slip. Add ONLY Dexron-Mercon or higher quality transmission fluid.
Simply pour the fluid into the tube that you removed the dip stick from for checking the level in the transmission. DO NOT overfill the transmission.
Through the dipstick tube.
Through the dipstick tube
Behind the engine is a dipstick labeled transmission fluid. Pull the stick out and pour in the tranny fluid with a funnel
trasnsmission stickon the drivers side under hood, there is a red cap under exhaust pipe ontop of transmission, this is where you add fluid.
When the level gets to the add mark. Usually the add mark will require 1 pint of fluid. Never ever overfill the transmission with fluid. Check the level according to instructions in your owners manual. If you have to add fluid, then you have a leak.
For a Cavalier, you have to turn her on for a few minutes to warm up the fluid. Then use the dip-stick on the transmission fluid input. May I add that it takes 10 miles of driving to get the transmission up to operating temperture. Check the fluid level accordint to instructions in the owners manual. Sometimes this is hot in park, cold in park, depends on the vehicle. Make sure the vehicle is sitting on a level surface. Do not overfill as this can damage seals.
dumb question, you put the transmission fluid is the hole the dip stick is in, its like this on all cars that i know of
This is not for beginners. You have to drain the transmission, remove the axles, remove the transmission, install the new cylinder, then replace the transmission, axles, add new synchromesh fluid to the tranny, and bleed the clutch hydraulics. You can get the whole procedure from Autozone's website.
There is no transmission fluid cap as such. The dipstick is the closest thing there is to a cap. If you need to add fluid simply pour the correct fluid down the dipstick tube.
Add it in the transmission dip stick tube.
You add it down the dipstick tube.
The cavalier will have a brake fluid reservoir on the drivers side firewall. The reservoir has a screw on cap to allow access to add fluid.