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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
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.
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.
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.