Audi Q5 How to Check and Change Automatic Transmission Step 1 – Raise The CarStep 2 – Check Transmission FluidStep 3 – Drain Transmission FluidStep 4 – Fill Transmission with FluidRaise the car and secure it on jack stands. Make sure you keep it as level as possible, so you get the proper amount of fluid in it. You will need to raise both the front and the rear, then secure the car with four jack stands. See the article How to Jack Up Your Car for more information.See more on audiworld Audi Q5, SQ5 (2009 - 2018) - Transmission & Clutch Your manual transmission can take a heck of a beating over the years and it is one of the most neglected service areas on a car. The fluid assists in the lubrication and heat disputation of the transmission, and even though it is in a closed environment, the fluid can become old and contaminated.