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Where is the transmission dipstick on a 1999 Olds Alero

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Your car does not have a dipstick, your car has a plug that must be removed from underneath the car. The fluid level needs to be even with the threads in the case itself.

Note #65 in this illustration.

Object Number: 55152  Size: MF

Here is how you should be checking the level.

  1. Start the engine and allow the engine to idle until the transmission fluid temperature has reached the value specified.
  2. Depress the brake pedal and move the shift lever through the gear ranges, pausing a few seconds in each range. Return the shift lever to the PARK range.
  3. Raise the vehicle on a hoist. The vehicle must be level, with the engine running and the shift lever in the PARK range. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.

    Caution: The engine must be running when the transmission fluid fill plug is removed, or excessive fluid loss will occur. Transmission fluid may be hot. Since the actual fluid level is unknown, stand clear when removing the fill plug. Have a container ready to capture any lost fluid. Do not turn the engine off with the fill plug removed, as you can be injured by hot transmission fluid being expelled out of the oil fill opening.

  4. Remove the transmission plug.
  5. The fluid level should be just to the threads in the transmission case.
  6. Feel free to contact me with any questions! Good luck!
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