If its an automatic transmission, its staring you right in the face on
the right hand side of the engine compartment near the battery.
If its a manual transmission, it doesn't have a dip stick that I'm
You don't. Unless things have changed, manual transmissions never need a
fluid change and only need it added if it leaks, a rarity. There may be a
plug on the side to check it though.
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It is shown in the owners hand book as is the frequency in wich it
needs to be changed and what kind of gear oil. The fluid does need to
be changed. On my '05 Accent, there is a drain plug on the drivers
side that you get to through the wheel well, and refill through a plug
on the top of the trans. under the air box. Your hand book will show
you the location in a picture.
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