how do you check the fluid level and add fluid
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1996 Volkswagen Passat Question: transmission fluid
spyder February 18, 2009, 13:10Journeyman
The fluid level can't easily be checked.
The vehicle has to be raised , a scan tool is used to monitor the transmission fluid temperature and at the specified temperature (50 degrees centigrade ??) fluid should run out of the overflow/fill port. If fluid does not run out it is to be added during that process until it does.
Unless there is a leak you should not have to add fluid........
Answer #2lowdown June 04, 2010, 04:16Rookie
under the hood down on the bottom of transmission there is a little dip stick