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Old 07-07-2011, 07:56 PM   #18
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Just ordered a kit. At least I can check the fluid.

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Old 07-07-2011, 10:58 PM   #19
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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, 04:00 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, 04:49 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, 08:17 AM   #22
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does this count for the v6 as well?
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:45 AM   #23
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If your tranny isn't leaking, the level does not need to be checked.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:59 AM   #24
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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, 10:02 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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Old 07-08-2011, 10:40 AM   #26
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It's just another way for "The Man" to get another charge out of the customer when they come in for service.

"That'll be $35.00 sir."
"For what?"
"We ran diagnostics on your transmission and we found that there definitely is fluid in it."
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:00 PM   #27
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Sure it has a dipstick. Keep looking. hee,hee,hee. That should keep him busy for a while, also he will be saving gas while he is looking.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:37 PM   #28
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I have one of these coming: LOKAR GM 6L80E/6L90E TRANS DIPSTICK TD-36L80FM. I am not sure where I am going to mount it yet. ANyone installed one yet?

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Old 07-11-2011, 06:36 PM   #29
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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.
That part number TD-36l80FM is for the 24" one. I know I just received mine and that is the one I ordered. I think I might need the 36" one which is part number TD-36l80fm36. Anyone need a 24" one?

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Old 07-31-2011, 08:50 PM   #30
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That part number TD-36l80FM is for the 24" one. I know I just received mine and that is the one I ordered. I think I might need the 36" one which is part number TD-36l80fm36. Anyone need a 24" one?

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Old 07-31-2011, 09:16 PM   #31
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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.

I have to disagree. The transmission still needs to be serviced. Transmission fluid running consistently at 200+ degrees will not last long. It comes down to cost per car. GM was able to save money on a dip stick and fill tube on every automatic Camaro. Other car mfgrs have been doing this for years.

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Old 07-31-2011, 09:24 PM   #32
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I have to disagree. The transmission still needs to be serviced. Transmission fluid running consistently at 200+ degrees will not last long. It comes down ton cost per car. GM was able to save money on a dip stick and fill tube on every automatic Camaro. Other car mfgrs have been doing this for years.
I agree. I have changed my tranny fluid on all my other cars. Question is, how do you drain the fluid? It does not have a drain port. The only way I can see dong it. Is to pull the pan, then install a drain plug in the pan. I have done this on my other vechiles that did not have a drain. The hardest part is dropping the pan the first time.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:53 PM   #33
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If you have a dip stick installed you could modify the plug that is used to check the level as a drain plug. Also I have a new 24" Trans Dip Stick for sale if anyone needs one.

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