The engineers can be wonderful people. Although the filter captures many contaminants, it cannot capture everything, particularly as it becomes clogged. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. It merely made it apparent. In the course of this, I lost a good deal of transmission fluid. It is also about 3 inches above the transmission oil pan. I scraped the heck out of my arm just to get to it, and you can only use fluid purchased from the dealership or else void any warranties.
From what I've read online, the only way to get the right level is to remove this bolt, and aim for a slow drip. It is now a constant loud rattle whenever the car is in gear - especially starting out in 1st or 2nd. Reinsert the dipstick and pull it out again. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions:. Support American jobs as Amsoil is made in the U.
Be sure not to o … verfill as this could damage your tranny. Transmission fluid is added after removing the vent cap cap normally red located at the top of transmission by the shift linkage. If transmission has been overfilled, allow fluid to drain out. Jan 31, 2009 the fluid is going somewhere of course but your clutch lines do not run into the transmission itself it runs to a slave cyclinder that should be on the side of your transmission most likely where you seen that bleeder valve at normally if you can put fluid in the master cyclinder and you can shift gears fine it is your slave cyclinder that is going out if this is so all you have to do is unbolt it from the side of the tranny and replace it. Pull your tranny dipstick, look at the dipstick and be sure to check the level however it tells you ie. There is a cap on the trans that screws of but no dip stick. It is sealed so other than normal wear of the gears and syncros, there is no contamination.
Switch to Amsoil so that you will have a one year oil change and not have to waste a weekend. Should be done every 30,000 miles or 30 months. I put 275k on the manual in my Saturn 5 speed and it was always silky smooth. Protect your engine from harsh elements with the best synthetic motor oil on the market! Additionally, old engine oil gets dirty, which further affects its ability to lubricate. I just bought this car from an individual, it didnt come with a car manual. This is a common complaint for this vehicle. Recommended oil for my 2004 Cavalier Product Name Product Description Capacities Product Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil - Awesome cleaning power unmatched by other synthetic oil brands! The fluid should be just at the bottom of the peep hole, if it overflows alot then it is too full and if it does not come out at all you need to add a small amount of fluid.
From there reference the picture below to give you an idea where the fluid check plug is located - there is no dipstick on this transmission 4T45e. It has advanced synthetic technology that resists chemical breakdown for maximum wear protection for your vehicle which is well beyond the traditional 3,000-mile oil change interval. The process is a bit dangerous but I will post it so you can take a stab at it if you feel you are experienced enough. Beware of synthetic blends and dump that regular or conventional oil which has low change intervals and really is nowhere near the quality of synthetic oil. Remove Oil level plug beside axle on the right side of trans.
Your transmission is now filled to level. Your transmission is now filled to level. Switch to Amsoil so that you will have a one year oil change and not have to waste a weekend. Remove Oil level plug beside axle on the right side of trans. It may not have a dipstick.
Drive it around the block a few times to do that. I drive a 2004 Chevy Cavalier, 2. To add oil, filler is on top of trans red cap almost in the center. Reinsert the dipstick and pull it out again. You add Transmission fluid until it starts dripping from the hole missing the bolt. If it does not remove the Red Filler Cap located on the top of the transaxle and fill until it overflows.
It is very delicate and cheap fluid will make the transmission slip. Place the bolt back into place. It is also about 3 inches above the transmission oil pan. The car must be running and at normal operating temp. I only occasionally checked the level by lifting that red cap and pulling out the attached dipstick. You will also see the fill plug location. You need a long thing funnel.
On the right side of transmission is a drain plug. It has a level control plug used to check the fluid level but this has to be done with the engine running to get the correct reading. It has step by step information on how to change your transmission fluid if you have an automatic transmission without a dipstick. Yes a transmission flush can clog the pressure control solenoid etc. But I changed the oil and the oil cap is right on top of the valve cover. Here is a guide showing you how to do the job if you are replacing the filter. The engineers can be wonderful people.
You can't miss it, looks like it has no reason to be there. It has step by step information on how to change your transmission fluid if you have an automatic transmission without a dipstick. For a Cavalier, you have to turn her on for a few minutes to warm up the fluid. When found … pull out and check levels. On these you cannot check the level. In this case, you need to bring your car … to a mechanic. Good luck Posted on Mar 24, 2010 Hi, follow the detailed instruction below on how to check the Transmission fluid on your Chevy Cavalier 2001.