06 Pontiac g6 transmission fluid level check

chevrolet
transmissions

#1

I have a 06 Pontiac G6 with the 3.5 . Want to check transmission fluid level have read many different answers and opinions . With the engine running and level go through the gears and place in park . There’s a 10mm bolt on the passenger side next to the oil pan and exhaust 2-3 inches above trans pan . Loosen bolt if trans fluid drips out it’s at the correct level , is this the correct procedure to check trans fluid ?


#2

That’s the correct procedure.

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#3

Trans fluid should be 40 deg C or above (104 deg F). Seems like it would be difficult for a diy’er to get the car both elevated and level in their driveway. I guess maybe you could run the front up on ramps, then jackstand the rear.


#4

I was thinking the same but no solid frame toward back , have to jack rear end up each side separate from lower control arm then placed jack stand closer to the rear tires held up pretty good . Then front from the frame and still used jack stands for front I’d say it was pretty close to dead on level to get an accurate reading


#5

That seems like it should work. You could use a builder’s level held along the underside of the rocker panels on side and maybe the top side of one of the bumpers I guess to verify the car close to level.


#6

That’s exactly what I used haha 2ft level . Although I didn’t think of the rear bumper , the hood isn’t flat nor the roof and the rocker panels are close to being completely gone due to Michigan weather and rust but I’d say it was close enough . I still think it’s low on fluid . I went through the procedure and no fluid trickled out while the engine was running/level etc . Curious of the trans fluid condition I shut it off and right after removed the bolt some fluid came out , did not seemed burnt or completely black still had a redish pink tink to it . Ended up adding 1qt Dexron VI and got vack roughly 1/4 back from checking with engine not running


#7

I gave up on my G6 and just stopped by the trans shop that did the pan drop. No charge.