How to Add Transmission Fluid in a Volkswagon Jetta

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How to Add Transmission Fluid in a Volkswagon Jetta
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The transmission fluid dipstick in late-model Volkwagen Jettas is located on the upper driver side of the engine. You will use the dipstick to check the transmission fluid level before you add transmission fluid to the transmission. The engine will need to be warm and running, with the transmission in "Park," to get an accurate reading on the transmission dipstick. You'll pour the transmission fluid into same tube in which the transmission fluid dipstick resides.

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Things you need

  • Rag
  • Funnel
  • Transmission fluid

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  1. 1

    Start the engine and let it run for five minutes. With the engine running, open the bonnet. Pull the red-handled ring. This is the dipstick. Pull the metal rod out of the engine and wipe off the transmission fluid with the rag.

  2. 2

    Replace the transmission fluid dipstick to the engine. Ensure that it seats completely. Pull the dipstick back out and look at the measurement marks on the dipstick. If it is low, you'll need to add fluid. Wipe off the transmission fluid with the rag before you put the dipstick back into the filler tube.

  3. 3

    Insert the funnel into the transmission fluid dipstick tube. Pour a small amount of transmission fluid into the funnel. Remove the funnel and recheck the transmission fluid level.

  4. 4

    Repeat these steps until the transmission fluid level on the dipstick is at the "Full" line.

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