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1998 Acura CL Question: How to check transmission fluid on a 98 Acura CL

 

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Zuhel, 4 Cylinder, Kissimmee, FL, January 05, 2009, 14:43
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I have a standard 98 Acura CL and it has a transmission leak. How can I check the transmission fluid to see if it's low? where is it located?

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    Andy Y January 05, 2009, 14:55
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    If you have a standard/manual transmission, there is a level check bolt on the side of the transmission that needs to be removed to check the fluid level. Fluid will come out of the hole if the level is OK, none if it's low. It might be a good idea to find a repair manual at your local auto parts store or maybe an online Acura forum.
    The automatic should have a dipstick and the owners manual will probably show how to check the fluid level.
    Also check your engine oil level, just in case

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 09, 2009, 14:08
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    The gear box "filler plug/level check plug" is just above where the right axle comes out of the gearbox, towards the rear of the engine compartment. It is a 19mm bolt that is removed (with the engine off and the vehicle on level ground), oil should drip out off the filler hole if the correct amount of transmission oil is in the transmission.

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