Fix Transmission Fluid Leaks Buick Regal (1997-2004) LS 3.8L V6

1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair

2. Set Up Paper - Position paper and mark wheels

3. Assess Leak - How to see if transmission fluid is leaking

4. Open the Hood - How to pop the hood and prop it open

5. Remove Dipstick - Access point for transmission fluid

6. Check Level - Determine transmission fluid level

7. Fix Minor Leaks - Easy way to tackle minor transmission fluid leaks

8. Replace Dipstick - Put the dipstick / cap back in place

9. More Info. - Additional information on minor leaks

Share on   Share on Twitter   Share on Facebook
Video Description

The video above shows how to fix minor transmission fluid leaks in a 2003 Buick Regal. Your Regal should be running when you check your transmission fluid level, otherwise the fluid level on the dipstick will not be accurate. If your Regal hesitates when shifting gears or seems sluggish shifting from one gear to the next (1st to 2nd gear, 2nd to 3rd gear, 3rd to 4th gear, etc.) check your transmission fluid level first. Unscrupulous mechanics will often suggest a more expensive repair, such as a rebuild, when adding some transmission fluid will fix your Regal. If, after adding transmission fluid, you notice that your fluid level is low again, follow the steps highlighted in the video above to fix the transmission fluid leaks in your Regal.

In Buick's quest for more performance and better fuel economy, Buick has been coming out with innovative transmissions on a regular basis. Therefore it is important to use the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your Regal's owner's manual. Many vehicles with manual transmissions do not have a dipstick and their fluid level should be checked by an automotive technician as the car will likely need to be hoisted on a lift.

  • Advance Auto coupon for
    20% off entire order: KIOSK20

Author

Hans Angermeier is an ASE certified Maintenance and Light Repair Technician and has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road. Over the past 10 years, Hans has been focused on building CarCareKiosk, which is visited by millions of drivers each month.

2003 Buick Regal LS 3.8L V6 Fuse (Engine) Replace

If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first

2003 Buick Regal LS 3.8L V6 Air Filter (Cabin) Replace

Dirty cabin air filter cause undue wear on your car's heater and AC and can cause bad odors

2003 Buick Regal LS 3.8L V6 Air Filter (Cabin) Check

Do you ever get into your friend's car and notice a bad smell? A dirty cabin air filter could be the culprit

2003 Buick Regal LS 3.8L V6 Fluid Leaks Oil (fix leaks)

If you are leaking oil and parking on your oil spots each night, the oil is breaking down your tires' rubber