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There is no dipstick, but it can be checked.
A lot of people (including ZF, the manufacturor) recommend dropping the transmission pan, replacing the gasket and filter, cleaning the magnets, and replacing the fluid smoewhere around 70k miles (or every 3 to 5 years).
To check it, you need to get the fluid to correct operating temperature, and open the check plug - if it is below the level add; right at the level it is fine; if it pours out it is overfilled.
 
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There is no dipstick, but it can be checked.
A lot of people (including ZF, the manufacturor) recommend dropping the transmission pan, replacing the gasket and filter, cleaning the magnets, and replacing the fluid smoewhere around 70k miles (or every 3 to 5 years).
To check it, you need to get the fluid to correct operating temperature, and open the check plug - if it is below the level add; right at the level it is fine; if it pours out it is overfilled.
No thats not right...the car has to be running for you to open the check fill hole...or two qt will poor out right off the bat and your low on ATF. If there is nothing crazy going on with your tranny and you are happy with it....leave it alone.
 

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Look in the Info Forums for the fluid change info. It has pics of the check/fill plug. See the above post for the direct link.
 

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No thats not right...the car has to be running for you to open the check fill hole...or two qt will poor out right off the bat and your low on ATF. If there is nothing crazy going on with your tranny and you are happy with it....leave it alone.
Totally agree with PSON.... I am having no problems so I am leaving it as is. It was just a query.

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Yes, the car needs to be running (Gee - wonder how we get it up to temp. and check it?).
It also needs to be on a level surface (or leveled).
The A/C needs to be off.
It is a "sealed system" but can be checked.
The front (and rear and TorSen) differential fluid levels can all be checked - they are all described as "sealed systems" by VW.
 
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