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#1 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 01:48 PM
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How to check transmission fluid level.

Hey guys I need a quick question answered here.

I know how to get to the trans fluid dipstick but I was wondering if you're supposed to check idleing in neutral or idleing in park?

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Park on a level surface and set parking brake.

Shift through all gears, then back into park.

Pull out dipstick and clean.

Reinsert and pull out to check level.

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Hey guys I need a quick question answered here.

I know how to get to the trans fluid dipstick but I was wondering if you're supposed to check idleing in neutral or idleing in park?
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In Park on flat surface at normal operating temp (not cold - take it for a quick spin)
Remove bolt on dip stick & check fluid level with car running..
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Ok, thanks alot guys

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Sorry to revive an old thread, but in interst of keeping clutter down...

The above proceedure(s) seem to be in conflict with the FSM for checking fluid level - can anyone confirm? FSM states to re-insert the dip-stick so that the bolt bracket does NOT come into contact (allowing the dipstick to be inserted further). This makes a huge difference on read levels - on mine, at cold, inserting to meet the bracket gave me a HIGH on COLD. Inserting all the way gave me a LOW on COLD.

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I have the FSM and saw no such thing (2nd gen).
Just push in the dipstick all the way and withdraw for a reading.
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See below.




And yes I'm referring to 2nd gen

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hmmm...interesting.

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After re-reading it I mis-spoke in my original post (inserting just to the bracket gives a false low reading, not false high).

I'm willing to bet this discrepancy isn't enough to cause any real damage, but it's always good to fill to manufacture's ideal level.
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Look at the bottom pic and clearly it says insert all the way in. Also, the pic clearly shows it all the way inserted. They are only saying to take a reading with the dipstick "reversed" that is to say opposite from where you would line it up to bolt it down.
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