where do I put in my transmission fluid - There is no visable dipstick -1999 VW Cabrio

Apache
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Asked by Nov 17, 2007 at 09:26 PM about the 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'v taken my car to many oil change places and asked about filling or checking my transmission, but neither of the station could do it.  I was told that I must go to the dealer for service.  This is the first car that I had with this issus. Could you help me?

6 Answers

littlehorn
38,625

This is a common trend among new cars. The "theory" is that the transmission fluid should not require user service or checking for the first 100k miles or so, similar to the 5 year/100k mile antifreeze put in many newer vehicles. In reality, they've just made it a pain in the tail to do your own preventive maintenance. In the case of my wife's Jeep Liberty, there is a cap over the dipstick hole, which says "Dealer Use Only." I have not yet explored whether I could remove this cap, and replace it with a dipstick, but in my '07 Dodge Ram, I still have a dipstick. Have the dealership check it for you, and ask a tech that you trust how you might check it yourself in the future -- most will be happy to tell you.

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VW98CREOLE
250

i have the same problem too.. I bought a vw cabrio about 6 months ago.. now i wanted to add and check the trans fluid but i couldn't find where to add or check it.. so i called a friend and when it shows up.. He showed me where to added.. I went and bought the can of oil for $32.00 to put into the car all the fluid came straight down to the grown.. Can anyone tell me what should i do and where should i go to find out where to add trans. fluid into this car.. Thank you

25 out of 25 people think this is helpful.
Currivan09
120

You have to fill up from the tranmission pan . Take the plug out of the pan and fill with a hand pump.

11 out of 11 people think this is helpful.
DixieGirll93
330

I have a 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio automatic, and I want to know how to put trans fluid in, without spending a fortune at the dealership. THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY.

33 out of 33 people think this is helpful.
Kim Webb
145

There's a short tube with a cap on it right in the front, your right hand side when facing the car. It's located under the hood however; u can only reach it from under the car. You must attach a long tube in order to refill the transmission. Be careful opening the cap, hold onto both the short tube & the top when pulling them apart to open.

14 out of 14 people think this is helpful.
krbdbjv
40

Kim's answer was great.

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