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Old 08-18-2004, 11:08 AM
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Is there a way to check the level/amount of tranny fluid?

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Old 08-18-2004, 11:12 AM
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Remove the filler/checker bolt and stick your pinky in there - the level should be right at the bottom of this bolt hole.

If you tried filling it through this hole, the excess would be allowed to run out and thus the 'perfect' level of fluid is attained.
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Old 08-18-2004, 11:16 AM
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Default Re: Transmission fluid check (EE_Chris)



this hole?
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Old 08-18-2004, 11:20 AM
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No sir - thats gonna be your drain hole.

The bolt that is removed is the one you can just use a 3/8 drive ratchet to remove, correct?

The bigger bolt above and to the left is what I'm talking about.
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Old 08-18-2004, 11:26 AM
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yeh i see it, thx man
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Default Re: Transmission fluid check (nixadm)

Remember your car has to be level. If it is jacked up to one side or just the front you will get an inacurate reading of the fluid.
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yes believe me you would not BELIEVE how many cars that come into the shop and i go to pull the axles and get covered in gear oil
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Default Re: Transmission fluid check (fakemike)

well damn that makes it hard for us with no shop...

is there a technique to doing this for at homers?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by nixadm &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">well damn that makes it hard for us with no shop...

is there a technique to doing this for at homers?</TD></TR></TABLE>

Yes.

Remove air intake pipe and/or airbox and fill from there with all 4 corners on the ground. Use a funnel and connect a rubber hose that fits in the fill hole to the funnel. Fill away.

To drain, do the same thing. I use a small pan to remove all tranny fluid, it isn't much. Never lifted a tire off the ground in the times I've changed my transmission fluid.
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There is a much easier way to do it. Pull your VSS out and take the filler plug out. Pour the oil in and when it comes out of the filler hole you are good to go. Then put the bolt back in the filler hole and put your VSS back in. It will save you a ton of headaches doing it that way.

I know my gsr tranny takes like 2.6 qts of oil when it is drained. Hope that helps.
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What about fluid in the torque converter etc.........are you adding fluid, running the engine, draining again etc. to do a complete flush ?
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By the looks of his pics I don't think he has a torque converter on a 5 speed.
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Default Re: Transmission fluid check (nixadm)

Just keep good maintnence on your tranny and keep the fluid changed and you dont have to worry about it.
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well easiest way to do it is get a 3 foot hose that fits loosely and a freind and attach a funnel to the hose and keep an eye on it and fill to it starts to come out and let the overflow drain then put the plug back in and you are done
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