fluid level plug


Asked by bzk3 May 09, 2012 at 06:23 AM about the 2008 Chevrolet HHR LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

need to know exactly where transmission fluid check level plug is on 2008 chevy hhr 2.2 engine
automatic transmission and fill plug.

3 Answers

Tom Demyan

Instructions Difficulty: Moderate Things You'll Need: Hydraulic lift or oil change bay Drip pan Step 1: Make arrangements to use a hydraulic lift or underground oil change bay. Keep in mind that the transmission fluid must be hot to be checked accurately, so you'll need to drive your HHR directly to the lift or bay after about 15 minutes of driving. This may complicate the timing if you're using someone else's lift or bay, so plan ahead and make an appointment if necessary. If possible, divide your 15 minutes of driving time between side streets and high-speed highways. This will force the car to go through all its gears during the drive, which will better distribute and warm up the transmission fluid. Step 2: Park the car over either a lowered lift or an open underground oil change bay. Leave the engine running. If you're using a hydraulic lift, make sure the lift arms are positioned under solid parts of the auto frame and use the controls to raise it up. You'll need to raise it high enough that you can get underneath it comfortably, but low enough that you can reach the transmission case. Step 3: Look at the bottom of the transmission case at the front of the HHR. You should see 2 removable plugs labeled "Drain" and "Check." Position a drip pan beneath the Check plug and unscrew the plug. Step 4: Observe the flow, if any, of transmission fluid coming from the plug. If you get a stream of transmission fluid, there is too much fluid in your system. If nothing comes out at all, there is too little fluid in the transmission. If you get a slow, steady drip, your fluid level is correct. Replace the Check plug. Make sure it's on tight before lowering the car or driving away. Tips & Warnings You won't find this information in the owner's manual of any Chevy with a sealed transmission; you'll only find a recommendation that you take your car to an authorized dealer for transmission service. If you jack up your HHR with a floor jack to test the transmission fluid, all the fluid will run to 1 side of the transmission case and you'll get an inaccurate reading. References Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles; Tom D. Birch and Chuck Rockwood; 2009 Auto Repair for Dummies; Deanna Sclar; 2008 Chilton's Automatic Transmission Diagnosis and Repair: Auto Transmissions and Transaxles; Chilton; 1998 Written by Josh Crank

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thank you,how do you fill hhr with trans fluid

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Michael Benedict

There is a round plastic screw-on plug about 1.25" wide on the top driver's side of transmission. For the 2007 2.4 Liter ECOTEC motor I have, it is colored black. I believe some are also colored red on other years. It is a little hard to reach due to some wires and hoses, but finger tight. A very long and kinda thin ended funnel is also required to fill it. Should take 6.5-7 qts to refill after service. The fill level plug on mine is on the passenger side of transmission. There was no drain plug on my transmission...you need to drop the transmission pan to drain...messy job, ALWAYS.

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