Get a big drain pan then get under it and take the trans pan off and the screen out. Clean the old gasket of of the trans and pan. Reinstall the pan and install about 4 quarts of fluid then warm it up and check the fluid. Make sure it isn't overfull when hot. Dispose of the old fluid properly. Most parts stores will dispose it for you.
Remove the transmission oil pan
All of the transmission fluid is inside the transmission. There is no external reserve.
A 2001 Pontiac Sunfire requires 1.8 quarts of DEXRON III fluid for the 5-speed manual transmission.
When changing the transmission fluid of any car, it is important to know how much fluid to put in. A 2001 Pontiac Sunfire takes 2.5-3 quarts of transmission fluid.
Yes. If memory serves, you want to do that about every 30,000 miles.
syncromesh transmission fluid
The transmission dipstick on a 1994 Pontiac Sunfire is located on the left side of the engine. It connects to the transmission via a long tube which also allows for adding transmission fluid.
You'll have to pull the transmission pan, and drain the fluid. This is a messy job. I recommend having it done at the shop if you can.
Dexron III ATF.
as far as i know you cant check the transmission fluid on a 2000 Pontiac sunfire. It uses dexcool automatic transmission fluid and very rarley needs to be changed, i have a manual shift and it never has to be changed. Actually the only way that you can change it is by having it flushed the same way you flush a radiator, it has to be sucked out by a machine.
It does not need transmission fluid. you need to fill the clutch up