where do i check the transmission fluid?

stny00075
5

Asked by stny00075 Mar 18, 2008 at 04:44 PM about the 1999 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC1 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i needed to know where to check and fill the transmission fluid? the book(haynes Manual) mentions a dipstick in the engine area, but the mechanic said there isn't a dipstick on the 5 speed manual? can you help

2 Answers

littlehorn
26,205

I believe there may be a drain/fill plug on the differential. It would probably just be a bolt threaded into the trans, or an allen-head screw. Unscrewing it should allow you to insert a finger and check for fluid level. If fluid is up to your finger, you're OK. Primitive, but this is how it works on rear axles when checking them.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Matt McClure
115

You could do that...but there should be a red dipstick in the close proximity of the oil dipstick (yellow). Obviously you can check the fluid levels there. As for filling it up you can check for what he was saying, or you can get an elongated funnel and just fill her up where you pull the dipstick out.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Saturn S-Series Questions

Saturn S-Series Experts

#1 Alex Nazarian
Alex Nazarian
Reputation 760
#2 helpmeplease
helpmeplease
Reputation 390
#3 littlehorn
littlehorn
Reputation 360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Saturn L-Series"
22 Great Deals out of 836 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic"
807 Great Deals out of 56,156 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,210 Great Deals out of 53,874 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord"
1,216 Great Deals out of 64,584 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Focus"
1,754 Great Deals out of 63,216 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet Cavalier"
16 Great Deals out of 2,144 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Impala"
1,743 Great Deals out of 58,137 listings starting at $990
Used Ford Taurus"
618 Great Deals out of 19,212 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Altima"
1,582 Great Deals out of 78,814 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Neon"
29 Great Deals out of 1,452 listings starting at $1,400