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bower100
11-23-2004, 12:15 AM
Just whought it might be nice to know how to check the transmission fluid level on this '04 3.5 v6 Honda Vue of mine. :dizzy: I looked for a while and it did'nt jump out at me, so I checked the owners manual. ( That sounds logical...). I swear, it does'nt say or show it ! ! The text says refer to a under-the-hood picture, page # blah-blah-blah.

It's not shown...


thanks, dave

pd1601
11-23-2004, 12:30 AM
Isn't it one of the sealed for life systems? When I got ours, neither I nor the dealer could find one. Presumably there is some kind of inspection/refill access.

bower100
11-23-2004, 12:35 AM
Well the text says you can check it and then refers you to a picture that DOES"NT show it! :) dave.

danemobile
11-23-2004, 01:08 AM
I had the same problem a few months ago.
Try this thread, 04SILVERVUE posted a link to see the camouflaged black colored dip stick.

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38965

bower100
11-23-2004, 01:35 AM
Jeez, thanks. I'll check for it tomorrow. :) dave

webxfx
11-23-2004, 11:51 AM
its down there.... just look down, left of the a battery, its got a yellow/black loop to pull on.

Bill Murray
11-23-2004, 12:17 PM
its down there.... just look down, left of the a battery, its got a yellow/black loop to pull on.

I was the guy who couldn't find it the first time.
My 2004 stick handle is all black, and is well down low in the engine bay, so it blends in with the other "stuff" down there.

jeffirv70
11-23-2004, 12:40 PM
I just bought My 04 AWD V6 two weeks ago so it's fresh in my mind. My dealer told me it was a closed system that did not have a dip stick. (odd) :hmpf:

04SilverVue
11-23-2004, 12:46 PM
I just bought My 04 AWD V6 two weeks ago so it's fresh in my mind. My dealer told me it was a closed system that did not have a dip stick. (odd) :hmpf: He evidently did not know what he was talking about! LOL Salemen... Let me see if I can find my picture.

04SilverVue
11-23-2004, 01:09 PM
And here it is....

http://www.tbwilson.com/Oil%20Dipstick.jpg

jeffb
11-23-2004, 06:42 PM
I have a 2004 FWD V6 3.5L. I can find the engine oil filler cap (5W-20) and the hose 22730895 where it is clipped to the water hose with the clip with the blue paint on it, but there is absolutely NO transmission dipstick anywhere in the area!

Are you sure this is a picture of the Honda engine?

revue
11-23-2004, 06:56 PM
I have a 2004 FWD V6 3.5L. I can find the engine oil filler cap (5W-20) and the hose 22730895 where it is clipped to the water hose with the clip with the blue paint on it, but there is absolutely NO transmission dipstick anywhere in the area!

Are you sure this is a picture of the Honda engine?

Yup. Try this. Find the electric radiator fan on the drivers's side of the vehicle.
The dipstick is two inches closer to the engine at the centerline of the fan motor.

04SilverVue
11-23-2004, 07:29 PM
I have a 2004 FWD V6 3.5L. I can find the engine oil filler cap (5W-20) and the hose 22730895 where it is clipped to the water hose with the clip with the blue paint on it, but there is absolutely NO transmission dipstick anywhere in the area!

Are you sure this is a picture of the Honda engine? I 1000% sure this is a 2004 Saturn Vue FWD 6 with the 3.5L Honda Engine & Transmission seeing as how I bought it that way. LOL It is really low down in there. But definitely there. It was hard for me to find the first time also because it is almost camaflouged (spelling horrible!).

jeffb
11-23-2004, 07:49 PM
THANK YOU! That was a good description and I found it right away...

I was not leaning over far enough to see in front of the engine earlier. :blockhead

bower100
11-23-2004, 08:38 PM
It's there ! tanks, dave