How can you tell a transmission is going out on a automatic

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Asked by Nov 15, 2012 at 02:32 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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7,025

mine slipped as i started outta the intersection. it would feel like it lost power for a few seconds then pull normally. how often do you change your fluid? 40k miles? look at the dipstick if you have one... see red color or grey/dark?

12,775

Best way is to pull the transmission dip stick and with a clean white cloth wipe down the dipstick. If you get significant amount of black or dark brown debris there is excessive wear in the transmission. Or you can pull the transmission oil pan and look for debris.

33,625

This car doesn't have a dipstick. http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/ Discussion-t2254_ds476437

12,775

That is right. Sorry i didn't look at the question very carefully. Your car does not have a dip stick but you do have an oil level plug. You can check the fluid condition and level here....

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33,625

The link I put is an old post of mine explaining how to check it with a picture of the plugs location.

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