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Adding transmission fluid

Where and/or how do i check/ add transmission fluid

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There is no dipstick on the Malibu transmission. To correctly check fluid level, you must locate the filler cap and the drain plug on the transmission. The filler cap is a red cap located on the drivers side of the transmission between the air filter box and exhaust crossover pipe, almost under the crossover pipe. The drain plug is located on the passengers side of the transmission, just behind where the axle connects to the transmission. It has an 11mm head and can be seen if you lay in front of the passengers front tire, look about 3 inches above the transmission pan. Once you have located these, warm the transmission to normal operating temperature, and with the car running, transmission in park, and the car sitting level, slowley remove the drain plug, have a drain pan under the plug in case any fluid comes out. There should be very little fluid coming out, if there is none coming out re-install the plug, remove the filler cap and put 1/2 quart of fluid in, now run the transmission thru all the gears and back to park. Put the drain pan under the plug and remove the plug, if it is overfull, let it drain until it stops, if it still doesn't have fluid coming out, add 1/2 quart at a time until it does, following the above procedure. Make sure you let any excess fluid drain out and re-install the plug. As noted above, make sure the car is running while checking the fluid. I know it seems complicated but it isn't as bad as it sounds. This same procedure applies to all Chevy Malibus from about 1997 until 2004 if I'm not mistaken.

Posted on Apr 05, 2012

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The transmission is sealed, not meant to be maintained by consumer, supposedly "maintenance free."

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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Pull the dip stick out and check it while the truck is running in park, Yes you add it through the dip stick tube if necessary, but a little at a time don't over fill it.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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Bruce Bracey

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SOURCE: 2001 malibu transmission slipping

lvd, Start the car, leave the shifter in park position.
Remove the transmission dip stick, wipe it clean, reinsert the dip stick and verify it is between the add and full mark.
Do not go over the full mark as that will create a slip condition caused by foaming oil.
Let me know.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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Brandon Petrilla

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Yes the transmission should should be fine but make sure you keep the fluid full in the transmission from now on, remember always check the trasnmission fluid when the transmission is HOT the fluid expands and you only get an accurate reading when the transmission is hot...

Posted on Dec 06, 2010

lego964

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SOURCE: it is a 1990 chevy

you need to drain some fluid out ,by loosening the screws from transmission oil pan

Posted on Apr 18, 2011

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