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Old 05-16-2011, 12:36 PM   #1
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Transmission dip stick?

Where is the Transmission dip stick at on the 6.2 auto. I was cleaning my engine bay and I could not find it. I know it's probably right in front of my face.
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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There is no dipstick.There is a plug in the transmission that is used to check the level.The owners manual recomends going back to the dealer to have it done but I do remember someone on here doing it them selves but can't recall who it was.
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:25 PM   #3
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They are sealed transmissions. With the synthetic fluid they use, and the low temperatures the fluid sees, they tranny's are good for life. You should never have to worry about it unless you are an everyday racer. They don't want you to check something that needs no maintenance.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:13 PM   #5
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I knew that! LOL Thank's for the info guys. I looked for it about 30 mins. Feelin' kind of stupid right about now.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:16 PM   #6
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Must be all that loud Music ...
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:18 PM   #7
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They are sealed transmissions. With the synthetic fluid they use, and the low temperatures the fluid sees, they tranny's are good for life.
Yeah, but whose life?
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:11 PM   #8
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I remember seeing somewhere a kit to add a dipstick and tube to the transmission. Can't remember the company though.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:37 PM   #9
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Must be all that loud Music ...
"Sometimes it just don't sound right unless it loud" (The Great Jimi Hendrix)
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:05 PM   #10
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I remember seeing somewhere a kit to add a dipstick and tube to the transmission. Can't remember the company though.
Lokar makes it. Part # TD-36L80FM.

Once the warranty is up I would install this, drop the pan and modify the original drain so it would be a real drain. Tranny should be serviced (fluid and filter) every 50K if severe use and 100K for normal use.

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Old 05-16-2011, 05:09 PM   #11
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THANKS I LEARN SOMETHING NEW ABOUT MY CAR FROM YOU GUYS DAILY WOW NO STICK TO ALL OF YOU
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:19 PM   #12
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Kudo's Bluetooth for the info..............You saved all of us hours of head banging under the hoods of our cars looking for the answer to Dabs question, so we could pretend we knew it already..........lol
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:34 PM   #13
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I thought I was on a island by myself on this one. Don't feel like a DIPSTICK anymore. lol Thank's again for the info and the comic relief. lol
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:38 PM   #14
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I knew that! LOL Thank's for the info guys. I looked for it about 30 mins. Feelin' kind of stupid right about now.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:27 PM   #15
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ive noticed alot more dealers have started doing this to the new cars...... i dont care what anyone says thats like the hole noncheck battery... never needing to check on the water..... what? why by a battery that u cant make last for a while..... so i would replace the tranny fluid anyways.... off topic lol i know
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:32 PM   #16
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What kind of fluid never needs replacing??
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:37 PM   #17
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They are sealed transmissions. With the synthetic fluid they use, and the low temperatures the fluid sees, they tranny's are good for life. You should never have to worry about it unless you are an everyday racer. They don't want you to check something that needs no maintenance.
The transmission fluid IMO does need to be changed. I have always changed my trans fluid and filter in all my car. I do not care what the OEM says. I use to be a mechanic and will always change my fluids. With the newer fluids you do not have to change your fluid as often as you use to.

I am going to buy a Lokar dipstick and get it installed.

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Just ordered a kit. At least I can check the fluid.

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Ok. Even having the dang part number I couldn't find the dip stick kit. Link?
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:00 AM   #20
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Lack of a transmission fluid dipstick has been going on for a while. My 98 Malibu didn't have one either.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:49 AM   #21
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My car may have been altered!?!?!?!

IT HAS TWO DIPSTICKS!

(if you count me)

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Old 07-08-2011, 07:17 AM   #22
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does this count for the v6 as well?
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If your tranny isn't leaking, the level does not need to be checked.
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Ok. Even having the dang part number I couldn't find the dip stick kit. Link?
Sorry, I had the part # wrong in my original post (fixed it). Here is the correct part # TD-36L80FM.

Install the dipstick so you have a reference for the fluid level before doing anything else to the tranny and remember to be at normal operating temp too.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:02 AM   #25
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does what count for the V6 as well? Checking your oil level at each fill up? Yes, you should do that with all of your cars.
he/she is referring to tranny dipstick, and I have not yet looked, either....
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