How to Check Manual Transmission oil Level

Below guide will teach you How to Check Manual Transmission oil Level. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Floor Jack
  • Combination Wrench Set
  • Drain Pan
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Jack Stand

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $0.00 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $63.24 parts and labor

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  • First secure the vehicle on a flat surface and apply parking brake.
  • Oil checking requires a level surface so that you can get an accurate reading.
  • If you are required to lift the vehicle due to low ground clearance, make certain that you secure the vehicle on all four corners on jack stands.
  • Search for the transmission fill plug and take it away. In many vehicles, fill plug is positioned on the upper side. Examine the level of the oil.
  • In case oil is below recommended level, add more oil to bring to the full mark. Always use the manufacturer specified transmission oil for your vehicle.
  • Recap the fill plug and secure it properly. Wait for some time to see if there is any leak.

Points to Remember

  • Always use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while working with your vehicle to ensure your safety such as protective goggles, closed toe shoes, or latex gloves etc.

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