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How do you check the transmission fluid in a 1995 geo prizm lsi manual?

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2006-07-03 12:56:13
2006-07-03 12:56:13

Either jack the car up and put it on jack-stands or pull it up on a set of ramps. On the lower front side of the transmission there is a plug. Remove it. If fluid runs out, you are okay. If not, you need to take a syringe or something similar and add fluid until it starts to come back out. It's now full and you re-install the plug.

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