checking transmission fluid on 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

I would like to check the level of transmission fluid and can not find the dip stick, how many quarts does it take?

by in Chicago, IL on August 16, 2009
3 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by on August 17, 2009
It's likely that your transmission is sealed. Check your owner's manual to see if there is a recommended change interval for the transmission fluid.
COMMENT by on June 10, 2010
Thank you for the sugguestion.
ANSWER by on June 06, 2010
On the 2005 model, on the right hand side, facing the vehicle, you will see a black twist cap with a gear icon on top. Likely it will be quite dirty as it sits low to the ground and you will have to reach down into the engine bay to unscrew it, but it clean it first to prevent dirt and grit from entering the transaxle and contaminating the fluid. There is no way to check it using the traditional "dipstick" measure, but you can stick your finger in the fluid (with engine OFF and fluid cool); if you can't dip your finger tip in any fluid, chances are you are low and should have a dealer check for a leak. A new transaxle with labor will set you back more than $4,000. It is absurd that the fluid level cannot be checked conventionally to prevent such a loss of cash and use of vehicle.
COMMENT by on June 10, 2010
Thank you, your information is very detailed and helpful, I will check as soon as I can.
COMMENT by on September 04, 2010
Is it the same for the 2004 Malibu Maxx?
ANSWER by on June 10, 2011
I NEED TO KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION.. CANT FIND THE TRANSMISSION STICK TO READ THE AMOUNT OF FLUID IN VEHICLE
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