Note: the vehicle must be kept level when checking the transmission fluid level. Jun 18, 2011 I am unfamiliar with exact car, however, It is not unusual for transmission oil to be put in via the the transmission dip stick tube - do not confuse it with the engine oil dip stick tube. Yank that bad boy out and wipe it off. I just purchased the dip stick, I have to remove it every time I check the fluid, now I am looking for a scan tool to check the tranny temp. And this gave me a visual representation of where it is compared to other components. A bright flashlight is helpful to find leaks when lying on the ground underneath the car and oil pans. It should be around 1-2 feet long and thin at the tip.
It is very delicate and cheap fluid will make the transmission slip. Depress brake pedal and move shift lever slowly through all gear ranges from park P to low liter , pausing for about three seconds in each range. The only thing I can think of is putting a jack underneath the transmission and removing the transmission mount. Transmission fluid is to be checked on … a warm engine, idling in park. Place the bolt back into place. Since the lines connected to your radiator I assume you have an automatic since manual transmissions normally do not.
Hopefully the transmission is losing material making it slip between 3rd and 4th gear. The first-generation Chevrolet Equinox 2005 to 2009 did not have power steering fluid because the vehicle exclusively used electronic power steering, rather than hydraulic power steering. Install the fluid level indicator. Although the car is not level, if you have fluid at normal operation temperature, the expansion of the fluid will compensate for the overfill due to the rear of the car being lower than the front. If you still cannot see it, it may be possible that it is missing.
It is meant to be checked at room temperature 104 degress f. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Equinox, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. Check the engine oil with the bike on the side stand. If you do not have a leak and are not losing transmission fluid the time to check the fluid level adds less than five minutes to your oil change. The 1st time you change it then drive it the yuck inside will come off into fluid that's good as long as you do 2nd change if not the yuck can cause clogs and tranny may fail. Now I have to wait till they service it at the dealer.
Fisrt thing you want to do is get the tranmission up to operating temp. A typical car employs an oil filter, a transmission filter, a fuel filter, and an air filter. If it is full, fluid will be level to the whole created when you remove the plug. Remove the bolts from the motor mounts and check and remove anything that can be crushed between the motor and the firewall. Be sure not to o … verfill as this could damage your tranny. Cars roll off of jacks, ramps and whatever enables mechanics to get underneath. The 2002 Chevy Cavalier has a sealed transmission.
After removing the motor oil and filter, spray some engine degreaser on the side of the motor and transmission to remove dirt and to make finding future leaks and pinpoint their location. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. In order to check the transmission fluid, your vehicle likely has check valve on the bottom of the transmission on the bottom of your car. Your o … wners manual will spell all this out for you. You will nedd to use a funnel.
Care must be taken line the holes up with the bolts. Most people usu … ally smell it as well and although I admit to smelling it myself, it doesn't tell you much and you usually wind up with the fluid on your nose. Just remember to have the engine running and the tranny in park when you check it. For a standard I don't know them. Available at any auto supply store for a couple dollars.
Observe the fluid as it drips into the pan, indicating correct fluid level. Shop our impressive in-store assortment today and benefit from free battery charging and engine diagnostic testing during your visit. As for what lubricants to use, I always use nothing but Harley-Davidson oil. If it does have a dipstick, look on the stick for directions. You do not have what it takes.