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May 15th, 2017, 7:39 PM   #1  
transmission fluid level

I have never owned a Chevrolet before and just bought a 2013 Imapala LTZ . I have absolutely no idea how to check the transmission fluid level . PLease help

 
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May 16th, 2017, 11:35 AM   #2  
what engine so i know what trans you have

 
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May 16th, 2017, 3:03 PM   #3  
Posted By: tech2 what engine so i know what trans you have
3.6 Liter

 
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May 16th, 2017, 11:21 PM   #4  
there is a cap\dipstick on the top of the transmission.
start the engine, run it through each gear range for 3 seconds each range, put in to park and remove the dipstick, wipe off and insert and check.
It temperature dependent so there may be a hold and cold range. Hot is when the dipstick blade is near to hot to hold.

It all should be listed in the owners manual.

 
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May 17th, 2017, 11:26 AM   #5  
all my owners manual says is its too complicated to do yourself and refers you to buy a maintenance book... Thank you for the information

 
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May 17th, 2017, 12:08 PM   #6  
Below is the excerpt from the 2013 Impala Owner's manual. Looks like they simply state, there's no need to check fluid level unless there's a leak and if you have a leak, take it to the dealer to have the leak fixed and the level checked.

Automatic Transmission Fluid:

How to Check Automatic Transmission Fluid
It is not necessary to check the transmission fluid level.
A transmission fluid leak is the only reason for fluid loss. If a leak
occurs, take the vehicle to your dealer and have it repaired as soon
as possible.

There is a special procedure for checking and changing the
transmission fluid. Because this procedure is difficult, you should
have this done at your dealer. Contact your dealer for additional
information or the procedure can be found in the service manual. To
purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering
Information on page 13‑11.

Change the fluid and filter at the intervals listed in Maintenance
Schedule on page 11‑3, and be sure to use the fluid listed in
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11‑12.

 
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May 17th, 2017, 3:56 PM   #7  
yes, that is what it says. The transmission isnt acting right, i just bought it and have no experience with any gm product . so my first go to is to check the fluid and go from there. it is still under the factory drivetrain warranty however , so if there is an issue with internal parts of transmission they will have to fix or replace it.

 
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May 17th, 2017, 11:54 PM   #8  
how long have you had it? the transmission has adaptive learning for shift timing and firmness. It may take 3 days of driving for the computer to adjust to a different driver.

we see this occasionally when the husband takes his spouses car...he thinks the shift quality is poor...but he drives the car hard compared to his wife.

 
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May 18th, 2017, 11:34 AM   #9  
2 weeks, it had 75,624 when i bought it. has 77, 780 on it now

 
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May 18th, 2017, 11:44 AM   #10  
if you bought it from a dealer, make an appointment promptly, especially if you do not have a service contract.

insist on a test drive with shop foreman so he is with you when the problem occurs.

what is the concern?

 
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