WERE DO YOU CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID

Asked by Apr 26, 2013 at 05:40 PM about the 2002 Jaguar S-TYPE 3.0

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

HAD LIGHT ON DASH THAT SAID GEAR BOX MALFUNCTION

21 Answers

655

There is no transmission fluid dipstick as those transmissions are sealed for life. We do not service them and will only check or take a fluid sample when there is a problem. The fluid check procedure is to have the engine running and warm the trans fluid to 30-50 degrees C. Remove the 8mm allen fill plug on the passenger side rear of the trans case and once fluid flow out it is full. This will also be the place to add fluid.

58 out of 58 people think this is helpful.
3,090

Good to know, thanks.

7 out of 7 people think this is helpful.
895

Partially correct. There is no dipstick, but there IS a drain plug and fill plug. I just drained and refilled mine 3 weeks ago and i couldn't be happier as i was about to take it to a transmission shop for some VERY loud noises and whining, along with occasional jerking. Since the fluid change it runs and sounds like a different car. Note that the drain plug location varies depending on whether auto or manual. You should get approximately 3.5 quarts out. Less if it was low, more if it was overfilled. Used Castrol Import Multi Vehicle fluid.

27 out of 27 people think this is helpful.
380

where is the fill plug I cant find it

38 out of 38 people think this is helpful.
235

passenger side rear of the trans case is this in the trunk.

14 out of 14 people think this is helpful.
895

Kind of hard to describe, but if looking at the motor from the front, it's beneath and somewhat to the left of the battery box. It's capped with a rubber plug you should be able to remove with your bare hands. You'll need a long, thin funnel to add fluid. If you prefer you can remove the battery and box and it should give you direct access. Note that unless you plan on following the very tedious fluid level check, i wouldn't add any fluid {can be over filled} without 1st draining the old fluid. Again, it will take about 3.5 qt after the drain (paid about $7 qt for mine). good luck!

32 out of 32 people think this is helpful.
80

Under the battery completely wrong s type battery is in trunk

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
895

jdny88 is completely right (as mariroddy also pointed out before)... my post was for the XType, as was my earlier post. If anyone knows of a way to remove or reclassify my posts, let me know. Otherwise, my apologies, and if you DO have an XType and ended up here accidentally, i hope the post helps. Cheers

10 out of 10 people think this is helpful.
80

Does trans. Cup needs to be full @ all time?

8 out of 8 people think this is helpful.
10

I need a doctor

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
30

Right side of tail shaft of tranny 8mm plug

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
70

This will explain it for you, apparently the gearbox oil filter is buit into the sump and thats why they change that as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAMseFY8GpY

7 out of 7 people think this is helpful.
100

I was wondering what type of transmission. Fluid does the xtype jaguar take note if there is a sub for it n can anyone post a pic of where u drain it from n fill. Plz

10 out of 10 people think this is helpful.
20

Thank you so much I have been looking for the transmission dipstick for almost an hour now your answer has helped me tremendously have a great day

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
40

please need answer when I push down on pedal ignition jag won't go does it mean transmission is bad or do I need to put transmission fluid in.

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
160

When When I push down on gas pedal the car want go doe's this mean the transmission is going out or do I need fluid

16 out of 16 people think this is helpful.
20

@05XTypeSport I drive an xtype2003. Thanks so much for the post, I will try it out and I hope it works...

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
60

What tool do you use to fill the transmission fluid ?

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
60

2001 Jaguar S-Type

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
20

Been looking at post on here and ive owned 4 jaguar s and i have had a problem with trans leaking dont overreact go buy a pump to transfer transfluid from qt to trans it has a 8mm allen on pass side aluminum plug take it out but car needs to be jacked up front and rear pass side you need to have an extra set of hands to do this also when you add fluid you might be a good 4-5 qts low so have that on hand i use valvoline import synthetic best stuff out there it, made so much difference, you know it happends when you car makes a thump when acceleration bang you think it a trans problem it is its just the pump running out of fluid, when you are ready to fill start car and fill with pump until it seems its not taking any more ,cause it is supposed to have a stream of fluid coming out when full put back plug clean up and test drive you will see night and day difference in shifting and quiet!! Use a oil catch pan as its a messy job but it is so fullfilling knowing you saved your car ..

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Does anyone knows if the transmission is connected with the radiator?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

S-TYPE

Looking for a Used S-TYPE in your area?

CarGurus has 489 nationwide S-TYPE listings starting at $2,698.

ZIP:

Search Jaguar S-TYPE Questions

Jaguar S-TYPE Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,140
#2 05XTypeSport
05XTypeSport
Reputation 690
#3 MacHaik
MacHaik
Reputation 580
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jaguar XJ-Series
54 Great Deals out of 2,208 listings starting at $1,595
Used Jaguar X-TYPE
10 Great Deals out of 541 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jaguar XK-Series
36 Great Deals out of 716 listings starting at $4,350
Used Jaguar S-TYPE R
35 listings starting at $6,500
Used Jaguar XJR
106 listings starting at $6,995
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
594 Great Deals out of 30,822 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 5 Series
513 Great Deals out of 14,625 listings starting at $1,375
Used BMW 3 Series
1,119 Great Deals out of 35,633 listings starting at $900
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
480 Great Deals out of 22,757 listings starting at $1,450
Used BMW 7 Series
166 Great Deals out of 6,150 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Mustang
308 Great Deals out of 45,195 listings starting at $2,000
Used Cadillac CTS
255 Great Deals out of 11,771 listings starting at $1,495
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
164 Great Deals out of 6,440 listings starting at $1,999

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Jaguar S-TYPE 3.0 For Sale
11 listings starting at $5,995
2006 Jaguar S-TYPE 3.0 For Sale
42 listings starting at $3,450
2005 Jaguar S-TYPE 3.0 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 92 listings starting at $3,597
2004 Jaguar S-TYPE 3.0 For Sale
34 listings starting at $3,495