Is my transmission problem going to cost me an arm and a leg?
Feel free to call me an idiot, I've been doing that all day. I just wanted to check the oil level in my 5 speed manual transmission, but the owner's manual and my Haynes manual were both wrong about the location of the filler hole.It's NOT on the passenger side! I found a cross bolt in the middle of the transmission near the place where the two halves of the transmission bolt together. That's on the driver's side. The bolt has a 13mm head. I loosened it up, heard the clicking sound of a bolt that has been torqued as I broke it loose. I thought to myself, this plug has a lot of threads! But I went ahead and pulled it out, and heard a clunking sound as some heavy piece of metal dropped a short distance. Now I'm afraid to start the engine or even take the transmission out of gear.
Any advice or criticism is welcome