GM Grand Am/Achieva/Calais/Skylark/Somerset 1985-98

Manual Transaxle



The recommended fluid is synchromesh transaxle fluid. The manual transaxle fluid does not require changing.


See Figure 1

Check fluid level only when the engine is OFF , the vehicle is level and the transaxle is cold. To check the fluid level, remove and read the fluid level indicator/filler plug. If the indicator reads low, add the appropriate amount of synchromesh transaxle fluid to fill the transaxle to the FULL or MAX level.

The fluid level indicator must be fully seated during vehicle operation or leakage will occur at the vent plug.

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Fig. Fig. 1: View of the manual transaxle fluid level indicator/fill plug-5TM40 5-speed manual transaxle