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#1 Bob K

 
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 05:20 PM

2009 Chevy Malibu 4 cyl. How do you check and add the proper amount of transmission fluid. No dip stick.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 06:44 PM

Argh at no drain plug... - the vehicle has to be checked in park with the engine running and the transmission at least at 104 deg F
There is a plug beside the axle seal on the torque converter side of the transmission that you will need to remove to see the fluid level. You have to run the transmission through its gears stopping for a few seconds at each one, and remove the transmision vent cap from the top of the transmission. Raise the vehicle, and make sure it's level, the fluid level should be even with the threads at the bottom of the plug hole. If not, you just add the transmission fluid to the hole about a half a quart at a time until it starts running out.

The plug needs to be torqued to 9 lb/ft
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:00 PM

Argh at no drain plug... - the vehicle has to be checked in park with the engine running and the transmission at least at 104 deg F
There is a plug beside the axle seal on the torque converter side of the transmission that you will need to remove to see the fluid level. You have to run the transmission through its gears stopping for a few seconds at each one, and remove the transmision vent cap from the top of the transmission. Raise the vehicle, and make sure it's level, the fluid level should be even with the threads at the bottom of the plug hole. If not, you just add the transmission fluid to the hole about a half a quart at a time until it starts running out.

The plug needs to be torqued to 9 lb/ft
Hope this helps.



Thanks wheelerguy, that is the info I was looking for. The car is in a bodyshop with the nose ripped off and trans cooler lines damaged. and some of the tranny fluid got pumped out and some leaked out. Called the GM dealer and asked them. SM said YOU NEED A SPECIAL TOOL. And suggested to put it on a rollback and bring it over to the dealer. We told him that wasn't going to happen. Then he said, well just pour a couple of quart in thru the top at vent cap and then drive it over and we will check it for you.

Thanks Again

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:18 PM

Yeah, he probably didn't know what he was talking about? Special tools required: the usual basic hand tools and brains enough to use them :D Good luck




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