Check tranny fluid level on 98 passat

Asked by Jan 29, 2013 at 12:29 PM about the 1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I found a clamp was lose where some green tranny fluid was leaking, fixed that now i want to check to see if i need to add some. But how or where do i check?

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First, transmission fluid is not green, it's red. Green is coolant. Where is the clamp you are talking about?

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I'm with David H - green is usually coolant and watery. The only place you might find a clamp on a transmission system is the small line that goes to and from the radiator. -- -Transmission fluid is usually red and oily. If you don't have a transmission dip stick, the level is checked by removing a plug on the side of the case.

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Right on tenspeed your vehicle does not have a transmission fluid dipstick. These types of transmissions are designed to be maintenance free. In order to check the transmission fluid, your vehicle likely has check valve on the bottom of the transmission on the bottom of your car. Your car must be level when the fluid is checked

CVT oil (like found in MINI's) IS GREEN. Did not state whether or not this was an Automatic. No dipstick takes a real dipstick of a designer to put out there. The function of the car is what's important. Where was this clamp? a 'breeze' clamp going to to the radiator? sounds aftermarket.

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Conventional manual=a plug on the side of the tranny, undo this plug, put your finger in to see if you can touch the oil. That's all the dipstick you get-

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