where do i put transmission fluid in at

Asked by Apr 08, 2013 at 01:33 AM about the 1996 Dodge Stealth

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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The ATF fill port is located beside the dipstick. Remove the black cap marked ATF or Transmission Engine Oil.

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Unless its a manual 5 and 6 speeds need a good flush and fill once in a while too!

I disagree. An automatic transmission does not need to be 'flushed'. If the fluid has 100,000 plus miles on it, and /or looks off color and burnt, a change, with filter, sure. But most manufacturers specifically warn against 'flushing' it will do more harm than good. There are many good articles on this, one is: http://www.autos.com/car-maintenance/when-is-a-transmission-flush-necessary...and "Bobistheoilguy" discusses this topic, and that dude is good at what he does and knows, I trust his word

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http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_transmission_flush_necessary.....http://autos.aol.com/article/fluid-flush-fallacy/

ok now say i have a dodge stealth r/t fwd auto trans and im rebuilding the end clutch.... common problem with these vehicles. it specifies to do an trans oil and filter change at the same time. because you need to drain fluid anyways. what oil do i use on it just a standard ATF or should i mix it or is there a specific type i should use? noone is really answering the question just arguing if it necessary and people dont really care about that.

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I'd recommend Redline D4 ATF for the 4 Speed Automatic Transmission. I would not mix it. A step up would be the synthetic version of the same fluid but it's all very expensive. A lot of the problems with these transmissions is that people dump in the wrong fluids to top it off. Chrysler had a similar problem on minivans because it used a specific type of fluid (ATF 4) and owners and mechanics alike dumped in Dexron 3 Mercon or Type F. Service interval from the official shop manual says every 30,000 miles under normal conditions, 15,000 under heavy loads. I'd believe the Mitsubishi shop manual over any online conspiracy theory!

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Also keep in mind that the auto tranny is rare. I have seen many of them go poof up in smoke and get converted to a parts car. In fact I just talked with an owner of one yesterday. He assumed that a previous owner put either brake fluid or 10W30 in there thinking that it was where the engine oil went. I told him to prepare to spend up to $3000 on a professionally rebuilt tranny, but only if he really loves the car. Since he got the 1995 Stealth for only $500.00, and it is totally perfect otherwise, this would be a good investment.

auto trans in the stealths a 3000gts arent as rare as people believe it all depends on where you live for the amount in the area the main problem with them is the end clutch. thanks for answering the question though it helped quite a bit. i cant believe someone would put 10w30 or brake fluid in the trans thats just.... wow... the only best thing ive found is you can get a full auto stage 2 trans. case and all for about 2.5k for 94 stealths.

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