Hello and welcome to Just answer.com, Super mechanic here. About your vehicle.
The 5 speed automatic trans has a dipstick for checking the fluid. The VTI does not. Let me give you both.
TRANSAXLE FLUID REPLACEMENT CAUTION: Make sure vehicle is properly supported and squarely positioned on the hoist. to help avoid personal injury when a vehicle is on a hoist, provide additional support for the vehicle on the opposite end from which components are being removed. REMOVAL
Pull level gauge out again and check if fluid level is within the HOT range.
Transmission Fluid Replacement
Sorry, I was at chruch today. On the VTI, (without a dipstick) The fluid gets pumped into the lower fill tube.
Remove the plug from the center of the fluid fill lower tube. The fluid fill lower tube is located on the bottom of the unit.
The scan tool hooks to the diagnostic connector in the car
.Driver side, below the dash. DLC, looks like this