01 automatic transmission


Vetegrl
01-18-2008, 11:46 PM
How do you check the transmission fluid in an 01 corvette (automatic)?

16th hippy
01-24-2008, 01:58 AM
would be best on lift, but if you are skinny enough(no offense intended or implied), can be done by crawling under rear of car while warm and running. BE CAREFUL of hot exhaust. on driver side, side of trans pan there is a bolt, think it is 21MM, remove bolt. if a little comes out(not alot), then plug it back up and go. if alot comes out, let it drain until it is just slightly running out as there was too much in there. fluid is supposed to be at bottom of bolt hole. it would be best to have this checked on a lift, or if you trust the local lube shop, have them check it on next oil change.

stepho
01-27-2008, 10:11 AM
would be best on lift, but if you are skinny enough(no offense intended or implied), can be done by crawling under rear of car while warm and running. BE CAREFUL of hot exhaust. on driver side, side of trans pan there is a bolt, think it is 21MM, remove bolt. if a little comes out(not alot), then plug it back up and go. if alot comes out, let it drain until it is just slightly running out as there was too much in there. fluid is supposed to be at bottom of bolt hole. it would be best to have this checked on a lift, or if you trust the local lube shop, have them check it on next oil change.

Isn't that only on manuals? Her's is an automatic shouldn't there be a red dipstick in the engine bay?

16th hippy
02-01-2008, 01:26 AM
Isn't that only on manuals? Her's is an automatic shouldn't there be a red dipstick in the engine bay?

if she had a '96 or older, that would be correct(and may not be red). the 97-present uses a front engine, rear transaxle configuration, simply meaning the trans is in the back and motor in is the front. hers is a C-5 generation(97-04,). the auto trans has that bolt on side of tranny pan. the C-5's with a manual is same way as far as tranny in back, and it is mostly like any other manual, with a check/fill plug halfway or so up the trans case, and a drain plug close to or on bottom. did that red C-3 in your pic have some kind of front end damage?

stepho
02-24-2008, 07:30 PM
if she had a '96 or older, that would be correct(and may not be red). the 97-present uses a front engine, rear transaxle configuration, simply meaning the trans is in the back and motor in is the front. hers is a C-5 generation(97-04,). the auto trans has that bolt on side of tranny pan. the C-5's with a manual is same way as far as tranny in back, and it is mostly like any other manual, with a check/fill plug halfway or so up the trans case, and a drain plug close to or on bottom. did that red C-3 in your pic have some kind of front end damage?

Ah yes thank you. I forgot the new ones have the transmission in the back. I should have known that, my mom has an 04. :redface:

I'm not exactly sure what all it has been through. I would assume it has had some kind of front end repair, considering there are wood screws screwed into the body. The previous owner butchered it pretty badly, but the price was right. $2,700 believe it or not.

72chevelleOhio
02-25-2008, 12:15 AM
did that red C-3 in your pic have some kind of front end damage? Was that an insult or did I miss something?

stepho
02-25-2008, 06:55 PM
Was that an insult or did I miss something?

I dont think so, and I certianly hope not lol.

72chevelleOhio
02-26-2008, 12:43 AM
At any rate, he didn't say make sure the car is level when you check it..

And stepho's car rocks! And it will be even cooler when its done....so there!:p

stepho
02-27-2008, 05:34 PM
At any rate, he didn't say make sure the car is level when you check it..

And stepho's car rocks! And it will be even cooler when its done....so there!:p

Haha. Thanks.

16th hippy
02-28-2008, 03:44 PM
been away for a few days. not an insult, just asking. could have been a picture shadow or something. but agree, car is sweet!

stepho
02-28-2008, 09:12 PM
been away for a few days. not an insult, just asking. could have been a picture shadow or something. but agree, car is sweet!

Yeah its a pretty bad quality picture. Thanks. :) I just can't wait to get it finished.

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