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There is only one drain plug for the trans as shown in the procedure below. What was the other plug that was removed? Can you post a picture?
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The transmission is filled through the dipstick tube with the specified amount (3 quarts) of GL-4 gear oil.
Was the engine drained by mistake or which plug was removed?
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Yes, that is correct and that is the procedure I posted. The fill hole is shown in the procedure and I mis spoke when I said dip stick. I meant you need to remove the vehicle speed sensor and fill through its hole.
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You should not drive this until the fluid is replaced, the differential and bearings will not last long without lubrication.
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Use GL-4 which is a 75 - 80 weight oil. If you live inn a warm climate you can use GL-5 which is a 80 - 90 weight oil.
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I'm glad to help but still concerned what bolt was removed. Some of the bearing supports are bolted through the case and if one was removed you may not be supporting the shafts in the transmission.
If you can post the picture of the bolt location and check the engine oil level I will be glad to check it for you