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1999 Pontiac Sunfire GT: Im changing the transmission fluid..dipstick

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I have a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire GT and I'm changing the transmission fluid. How do I know how much fluid to put in when there is no dipstick?

Below is the procedure to check the level,


1. Fluid level must be checked at temperature of 104°F (40°C). To obtain proper temperature, perform the following:  Idle vehicle for 3-5 minutes. Shift into each gear position, holding in each position for 3 seconds.

2. Place gear selector in Park. Raise and support vehicle. Place oil drain pan below oil check plug.

Oil check plug is located in center of transaxle above pan rail, on torque converter side. See PIC below

3. Oil level should be at bottom of oil check plug hole. If fluid does not drain from hole, add fluid

until fluid starts to pour from hole. Tighten oil check plug to 10 ft. lbs. (14 N.m).




Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Do I check fluid level with the engine off?
No the engine is still running when you do the check.
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