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Old 09-05-2002, 01:22 PM   #1
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Default Checking C5 automatic transmission fluid

The owner's manual is very condescending on this, as if we are too dumb to do it. It says to take it to a dealer.

Is it really a big deal? How do you do it and how is it different from any other car. :jester
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Old 09-05-2002, 02:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: Checking C5 automatic transmission fluid (Ron Cleaver)

You have to check it under the car, there is a sight plug you remove to check fluid level. Go to http://www.idavette.net/hib/C5diy/c5diy2.htm


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Old 09-05-2002, 02:36 PM   #3
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Default Re: Checking C5 automatic transmission fluid (Xssesive)

searched and found this:
forums.corvetteforum.com/zerothread?id=216624
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Old 09-06-2002, 01:22 PM   #4
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Xsessive - that's a good link

Mike - I did a search and didn't find that link.

I was asking because I found a dry red spot on my garage floor after the trans. fluid temp. reached about 200 degrees sitting on the DC Beltway. So I was wondering if fluid overflowed but I couldn't find the dipstick :D
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Old 09-07-2002, 03:09 AM   #5
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Default Re: Checking C5 automatic transmission fluid (Ron Cleaver)

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So I was wondering if fluid overflowed but I couldn't find the dipstick :D
:nono: There is no spoon... err dipstick. You have to raise the car level, remove a bolt on the side of the transmission housing, stick your finger in to see if the fluid is up to the hole. If not, you need to hand pump tranny fluid into the hole until it trickles out. :cuss What an annoying and inane process! GM needs to hire better engineers.


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Old 09-07-2002, 11:41 AM   #6
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You have to raise the car level, remove a bolt on the side of the transmission housing, stick your finger in to see if the fluid is up to the hole.
Don't forget it is a mandatory that the engine is running and the tranny in neutral. It needs to be done by the book! :)
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Old 09-07-2002, 01:22 PM   #7
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Default Re: Checking C5 automatic transmission fluid (Mike Mercury)

I did this process a few weeks ago and it is easy, just kind of weird running the tranny through the gears up on a lift with me under it adding fluid! I did not use a pump to add fluid. Wal Mart had a neat clear rubber hose you screw onto the fluid bottle and by just squeezing the bottle, it flows up the tube and into the tranny.
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Old 09-07-2002, 10:58 PM   #8
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Default Re: Checking C5 automatic transmission fluid (Ron Cleaver)

I never thought about why there is not a dip stick but...

That would have to be one LONG dip stick!
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Old 09-09-2002, 01:15 PM   #9
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Or an aftermarket sensor bolt that drives a green and red led for high and low fluid levels.
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Old 09-09-2002, 07:00 PM   #10
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I believe that several precepts are being overlooked here.
1. The fluid is supposed to be lifetime???
2. Once it is in , and there is no evidence of leakage there is no need to add fluid. This in theory should be for a lifetime.
3.The engineers did not design this transmission with frequent changes in mind. If you do not see a leak then leave it alone. If you must then fill, then it must be running and all it takes is a little finger probe in the fill hole similar to a differential check. I do not see it as a big deal, especially if you have a lift. Simple if you have the right tools, and GM has the right tools.
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