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The engine in your 2001 Oldsmobile Alero should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Alero and how to check the transmission fluid level. If the transmission fluid level in your Alero is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. When adding transmission fluid to your Alero, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.
If you are having problems with the transmission in your Alero, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem.
Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
Got a short fuse? Don't blow a fuse, change it!2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
Don't be the guy with your third brake light burnt out2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 Sedan (4 Door)