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Filling Manual trans

Someone stated in one of the forums that you could replace the manual trans fluid thou the top of the manual trans (when shifter is off) we are at that point can it be done that way?
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yes you can but take out the fill plug on the trans so you know when to stop
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I use two pieces of airline hose, and drill two holes just big enough to squeeze the hose into in the top of the tranny fluid bottle. One hose you put in barely enough to seal, and the other you put in all the way to the bottom of the bottle. Then you put the other end of the second hose through the filler hole in the trans, and blow on the first hose, and it works pretty good for filling up the trans. Much easier than taking off the shifter.
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^^^yeah, but that costs money..........
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I use the bottom one Zach posted...works good.
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Why not just use the fill and drain plugs? 100% free if you have tools.
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hard to get to with a quart bottle most likely
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I just use a $5 hand pump from harbor freight.
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The shifter was already off so I opened the fill plug poured it in the top and bingo.
If the shifter is on next I will try your hose and pump idea ...Thanks again!!!
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Why not just use the fill and drain plugs? 100% free if you have tools.
ya no crap.


and no, there's plenty of room to get the quart bottle in there and I've got a front driveshaft in the way....

I use a gear oil screw on funnel cap on the ATF quart bottles.

And how do you know if you overfill or underfilled it????
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I just use a $5 hand pump from harbor freight.
Thats what I used too.
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funnel and a section of garden hose.
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wtf is so hard about sticking a quart bottle up there, and squeezing it?!?
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wtf is so hard about sticking a quart bottle up there, and squeezing it?!?
cause sometimes your fluids comes in a bottle bigger then a quart
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wtf is so hard about sticking a quart bottle up there, and squeezing it?!?
Try it on a lowered truck without a body lift. Not a whole lotta room, you end up making a mess. I don't like messes, I'm not a messy person, my knuckles don't drag the ground, and so I developed a clean easy way. Whats so friggin hard to understand about advancements in technology?
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so fill a quart bottle? lol. I did that the last trans fluid fill last week...bought a 5qt jug of ATF, filled a quart bottle, then filled the trans.
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Try it on a lowered truck without a body lift. Not a whole lotta room, you end up making a mess. I don't like messes, I'm not a messy person, my knuckles don't drag the ground, and so I developed a clean easy way. Whats so friggin hard to understand about advancements in technology?
been there, done that. it ain't that bad. my brother has a slammed '01.


it's given, people have different ways to do stuff, i guess i just like my way better since it's seemed to work for me just fine for years.
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