04 Grand Am Trans Fluid Change

Discussion in 'Pontiac Grand Am' started by Kiel Uyttenhove, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. My mom has an 04 grand am, and I noticed that there is no dip stick, just a
    cap on top of the transmission that is nearly impossible to get to. How do
    you go about getting to it properly to add fluid after a filter and oil
    change? or to even check the fluid level? The car has 60k miles and its do
    to be changed. Comments welcome
     
    Kiel Uyttenhove, Dec 4, 2004
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  2. Welcome to the new world of gm, my 01 malibu has no dipstick eithre, you
    have to have factory (dealer do it)

    "Kiel Uyttenhove" <> wrote in message
    news:8ofsd.4696$...
    > My mom has an 04 grand am, and I noticed that there is no dip stick, just
    > a cap on top of the transmission that is nearly impossible to get to. How
    > do you go about getting to it properly to add fluid after a filter and oil
    > change? or to even check the fluid level? The car has 60k miles and its do
    > to be changed. Comments welcome
    >
    >
     
    ADAM KRACKENBERGER, Dec 4, 2004
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  3. One word for this , $$$$$$$$$, i bet they charge to check it.
     
    ADAM KRACKENBERGER, Dec 4, 2004
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  4. Thats the stupidest thing I have ever seen. If I took the cross over pipe
    off I could get to it, but its not worth it. Its easier to just pay the $85
    to have the filter changed and trans flushed.



    "Kiel Uyttenhove" <> wrote in message
    news:8ofsd.4696$...
    > My mom has an 04 grand am, and I noticed that there is no dip stick, just
    > a cap on top of the transmission that is nearly impossible to get to. How
    > do you go about getting to it properly to add fluid after a filter and oil
    > change? or to even check the fluid level? The car has 60k miles and its do
    > to be changed. Comments welcome
    >
    >
     
    Kiel Uyttenhove, Dec 4, 2004
    #4
  5. Kiel Uyttenhove

    Neil Nelson Guest

    In article
    <W1psd.3674$>,
    "Kiel Uyttenhove" <> wrote:

    > Thats the stupidest thing I have ever seen. If I took the cross over pipe
    > off I could get to it, but its not worth it. Its easier to just pay the $85
    > to have the filter changed and trans flushed.


    Amazing that a spark plug expert such as yourself is befuddled by
    something as simple as a transmission fill plug...

    > > Comments welcome
     
    Neil Nelson, Dec 4, 2004
    #5
  6. Mr. Nelson

    Some people don't have the correct tools to do everything themselves. I do
    as much of my own work as I can, aslong as I have them. You going to call
    everyone who takes their vehicles in and doesn't do any of their own work
    "befuddled", stupid, or even lazy? Btw, why is everyone crapping on me?
    What did I do, I made two posts, one a question, and another was an opinon
    about a certain spark plug. I never claimed to be a "spark plug expert", or
    any other expert of any kind. I kindly ask you to stop putting words into my
    mouth Mr. Nelson. I just want to be able to post my opinon just like every
    other person in here, does everyone around here go and crap on their
    comments too? If you have 34+ years of experience in whatever it is that you
    do, then please act alittle more professional, like they say, with age comes
    experience. Again, thank you
     
    Kiel Uyttenhove, Dec 5, 2004
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  7. Kiel Uyttenhove

    aarcuda69062 Guest

    In article
    <Mmvsd.3997$>,
    "Kiel Uyttenhove" <> wrote:

    > Mr. Nelson


    That would be my father, he's dead now...

    > Some people don't have the correct tools to do everything themselves.


    Really? What type of accident was it where you lost all of your
    fingers? And your brain also... considering that you're stopped
    cold in your tracks as soon as you encounter the lack of a dip
    stick and fill tube.

    > I do
    > as much of my own work as I can, aslong as I have them.


    "Have them?" What "them?"

    > You going to call
    > everyone who takes their vehicles in and doesn't do any of their own work
    > "befuddled", stupid, or even lazy?


    Nope, just the ones who can't think past the end of their noses.

    > Btw, why is everyone crapping on me?


    The better question is, what makes you think -anyone- is
    "crapping" on you?
    That is one serious little persecution complex you have going
    there.

    > What did I do, I made two posts, one a question, and another was an opinon
    > about a certain spark plug. I never claimed to be a "spark plug expert", or
    > any other expert of any kind. I kindly ask you to stop putting words into my
    > mouth Mr. Nelson. I just want to be able to post my opinon just like every
    > other person in here, does everyone around here go and crap on their
    > comments too?


    An opinion about spark plugs is like having an opinion about
    bifocals.


    > If you have 34+ years of experience in whatever it is that you
    > do, then please act alittle more professional,


    I -am- acting professional, I corrected/refuted your erroneous
    opinion and bad advice.

    > like they say, with age comes
    > experience. Again, thank you


    Did you at least sleep at a Holiday Inn last night?
     
    aarcuda69062, Dec 5, 2004
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  8. Kiel Uyttenhove

    Harry Face Guest

    From what I've heard from those that know - you check the level like the
    old fashioned rear ends. Take the side plug out and the level should be
    even with the bottom of the hole. This is also the filler hole. add oil
    till it runs out the side hole.

    Good Luck.

    =========
    Harryface
    =========

    1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE
    3800 V6 ( C ), Black/Slate Grey
    _~_~_~296,524 miles_~_~_

    ~_~_~_~_U.S.A._~_~_~_~_~_

    ~~~The Former Fleet ~~~
    89 Cavalier Z 24 convertible
    78 Holiday 88 coupe
    68 LeSabre convertible
    73 Impala sedan
     
    Harry Face, Dec 5, 2004
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  9. Kiel Uyttenhove

    KU Guest

    I wont be posting messages on this anymore, this is my last one. I'm sick of
    argueing with you. have fun

    "Kiel Uyttenhove" <> wrote in message
    news:8ofsd.4696$...
    > My mom has an 04 grand am, and I noticed that there is no dip stick, just
    > a cap on top of the transmission that is nearly impossible to get to. How
    > do you go about getting to it properly to add fluid after a filter and oil
    > change? or to even check the fluid level? The car has 60k miles and its do
    > to be changed. Comments welcome
    >
    >
     
    KU, Dec 5, 2004
    #9
  10. Kiel Uyttenhove

    Neil Nelson Guest

    In article
    <TTzsd.5701$>,
    "KU" <> wrote:

    > I wont be posting messages on this anymore, this is my last one. I'm sick of
    > argueing with you. have fun
    >
    > "Kiel Uyttenhove" <> wrote in message
    > news:8ofsd.4696$...
    > > My mom has an 04 grand am, and I noticed that there is no dip stick, just
    > > a cap on top of the transmission that is nearly impossible to get to. How
    > > do you go about getting to it properly to add fluid after a filter and oil
    > > change? or to even check the fluid level? The car has 60k miles and its do
    > > to be changed. Comments welcome


    Why are you replying to your own messages?

    Or is that question too argumentative for you to answer?
     
    Neil Nelson, Dec 5, 2004
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