Chevy Malibu

Where is the transmission dipstick located on a 2000 Chevy Malibu?

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2011-09-13 11:17:13

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!

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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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