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Old 11-26-2009, 10:58 PM
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Transmission (5 speed) dipstick question?

Today I was showing my dad my recent work under the hood and we noticed a small hollow cylinder underneath my inake. I immediately thought that I must be missing a dipstick from my transmission. Do our cars have transmission dipsticks? If so then I am correct right? I am guessing this happened because I have have my tranny serviced at my local Honda twice. What is my best option at this point? I covered it in electrical tape for the time being. Any input will be greatly appreciated. Car is a 2001 5 speed base btw.
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Re: Transmission (5 speed) dipstick question?

No its not for a dipstick. You check your tranny fluid through a bolt right next to your passenger side half shaft. And I dunno what the cylinder is for but I know it doesnt lead into the tranny at all. Mine has a rubber cap on it.
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Re: Transmission (5 speed) dipstick question?

Cool thank you very much! So I should probably leave the electrical tape on it till I can find a good fitting rubber cap huh?
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Re: Transmission (5 speed) dipstick question?

Now thats thinking with your Dipstick Jimmy,,,,
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Re: Transmission (5 speed) dipstick question?

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No its not for a dipstick. correct You check your tranny fluid through a bolt right next to your passenger side half shaft. correct And I dunno what the cylinder is for but I know it doesnt lead into the tranny at all. INcorrect. that's how i fill my tranny fluid when i'm too lazy to jack the car up, undo the fill bolt, run a hose from the fill bolt to top of tranny, and make a mess everywhere. Mine has a rubber cap on it.


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Hmm, I got a very good look at the bottom of the cylinder and it looks completely sealed to me. I even poured tranny fluid in it a loooong time ago only to see it fill and spill haha. I assume you know exactly what it is so please explain in further detail
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Re: Transmission (5 speed) dipstick question?

yes please explain further
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Re: Transmission (5 speed) dipstick question?

It's a breather/vent tube
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Re: Transmission (5 speed) dipstick question?

So is the general concensus that there should or shouldnt be a rubber cap on it?
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Re: Transmission (5 speed) dipstick question?

Yeah man, it came with a rubber cap so I suggest you put one back on. Get a Mugen rubber cap jk lol
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Re: Transmission (5 speed) dipstick question?

there should be a rubber cap...im sure i have a few extras if you have a hard time finding one....i think they sell them at advance auto, and honda obviously would have them
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Re: Transmission (5 speed) dipstick question?

Can you actually fill the transmission fluid thru the vent/breather tube? I always read you can thru the VSS but never knew about the breather tube.

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