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Is there a Trans Dipstick in a 02 C70 Automatic... i have been told there is none, i cant seem to find one... yet alldata tells me there is one!!!! trans is slipping, and check light is on, also the Up arrow is coming on, think it is stuck in 3rd. I have a S40, but dont know much about the C70, thanks for any help!
 

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Re: Trans Dip Stick? (mcnic34)

Thear is no dip stick thear is a plug on the side of the trans you take out and put your finger in jest like your checking a rearend on a rear wheel drive car its a pain the car has to be level A oil change place should be able to do it for you I know I have 04 C70 no dip stick
 

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Yes there's a dipstick, it's on the front of the car very close to the starter. Here is a pic on a transmission removed from an '04 C70:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.slaptardcentral.com/gallery/files/6/tdipstick1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.slaptardcentral.com/gallery/files/6/tdipstick2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>And here is the only angle that you can see it through without removing any hoses. If you take off the lower intercooler hose you can get to it. (dead center of the picture, a half moon between the hoses).<p><IMG SRC="http://www.slaptardcentral.com/gallery/files/6/transdipstick.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Thanks I look all over I guess not good enough the inport shop I go for insp. told me thear is no dip stick jest a plug cool
 

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Ya the only way I knew it was there was when I had the radiator out. It's literally impossible to see when the car is all put together, except for that one angle. Crazy.
 

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Re: (LloydDobler)

When they shoe-horned the 5 speed auto in there in 2001, the dip stick got buried. The owners manual was revised to simply remove any reference to a trans dipstick.<p>Fluid changing becomes an act of measuring what you take out and what you put back in. Well and good if the level is right to begin with.<p>Good thing the fluid is synthetic and only needs to be changed at 60K or so.
 

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So you discovered that the only way to check the fluid level in your 5 sp auto trans was to remove it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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So the question remaining is: how do you check fluid level in the 5 sp auto? Typically auto trans fluid level is checked at operating temperature, with the engine running. If you have to remove hoses to get at the dipstick on this one, obviously the engine canot be running.<p>Anyone have ideas? Does this design get checked with the engine off?
 

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I think you can reach it if you remove the intake pipe that just runs from above the radiator to the air box. You just can't <i>see</i> it. Hehe.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flat_six</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So you discovered that the only way to check the fluid level in your 5 sp auto trans was to remove it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Actually, I decided to change the fluid, but all they had was manual transmission fluid, so I had to get a manual transmission too. I mean, come on! You can't put manual fluid in an automatic transmission!
 

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thanks for all your help in locating the dipstick... but looks like trans is toast! if any of you have or know of a trans forsale please let me know, if not looks like the girlie is moving to a M3!
 

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Heh, I'll sell you the tranny in the pictures above, if we can confirm it's the same one you need. It's from an '04 C70, it has 47k on it, and I personally drove it for 8000 miles in the year prior to pulling it. It was working perfectly when I swapped it for a manual last november. I'll probably have to ship it on a pallet which will make it around $250 to ship (ballpark guess).<p>If Chilled Man or Erie Vovo has one they're a lot closer, but this one has low miles and known history. PM me if you're interested.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mcnic34</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">sent you a PM if you don't get it Email me at [email protected] i am interested in buying the trans</TD></TR></TABLE><p>would you be intrested in selling your coupe with the broken trans ? <p>I live in PA and have cash <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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the reaper rears his head again. you do not need another coupe.<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>i am very local and can check it out for you justin.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gshadow325</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the reaper rears his head again. you do not need another coupe.<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>i am very local and can check it out for you justin.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>LOL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> see what he says go from there. <p>Theres another I am looking at now also see what the guy says ..
 

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car is a conv, not a coupe and i will talk to the girl about selling it, right now she wont take her hands off my S40!!! let me know what you are thinking about for price wise and all see if can work it out with her...
 

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Re: (LloydDobler)

Hey all, here's a link to an archived thread from a few years ago where I describe my issues with my transmission:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=69026" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=69026</A><p>By the way, I was told that the transmission replacements were expensive because there were somewhere near 10 different transmissions used during the 97 - 05 years and as a result there are very few specific transmissions available to be rebuilt on the cheap.
 
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