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Old 09 Dec 2011, 11:45 am
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Default 2002 5-speed fill transmission fluid

Please help. I have been trying for three days to find the plug and fill the transmission fluid. Until today, I believed it was a 2003. I just learned it is a 2002. I cannot find a repair manual to download and I need to know where the plug is AND what type of fluid to put in. I was told ATF+4, but that was for the 2003, so is that correct?
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Old 09 Dec 2011, 12:06 pm
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Default Re: 2002 5-speed fill transmission fluid

Well, according to the manual, it depends on if you have the T350 or the G288 Manual Transaxle.

On the T350, the check/fill plug is located on the left side of the transaxle case: the drain plug is located on the right side.

On the G288, both the check/fill and the drain are on the left side a couple inches from each other.

...and before you ask, I don't know the difference between the two different transaxles.
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Old 09 Dec 2011, 06:13 pm
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Default Re: 2002 5-speed fill transmission fluid

Model year and calendar year are not necessarily the same. Your PT could have been built in 2002 but be a 2003 model year. The build date is given on the sticker on the driver side door. You will have to decode the VIN to determine the model year...there are internet sites that will help you with this...try allpar.

The important thing here is to determine which manual transaxle you have. Again, there are internet sites that will have photos...Crewzin gave you the trans model numbers... so, check it out.

Once you know the trans you have, go to the dealer and obtain the proper fluid. The reason for going to the dealer is because while the repair manual specifies ATF+4, it looks like Mopar now has a special fluid for certain manual transaxles including the T350. Also, if at that point you are still confused about the fill plug they will be able to point you in the right direction.
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Old 09 Dec 2011, 06:43 pm
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Default Re: 2002 5-speed fill transmission fluid

Regardless of year, the difference in the T350 and the G288 is incredibly simple to deduce:
  • T350 Reverse gear is down and to the right
  • G288 Reverse gear is up and to the left

So, easy to figure out which you have without even opening your hood. Here's the shift ball for a Getrag G288 manual tranny:

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Old 09 Dec 2011, 11:53 pm
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Default Re: 2002 5-speed fill transmission fluid

Thank you all so much! You have been incredibly helpful!
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Old 10 Dec 2011, 09:20 pm
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Default Re: 2002 5-speed fill transmission fluid

You have the t-350- Were you able to locate the fill plug from yesterday's info?

These trans are essentially same from 1993-2010
MY makes no diff when filling, were all the same part number after 2001
2001 same except fifth gear,
'93-~2000 about same with lesser steel shafts, cable clutch
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