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Missing Dipstick for Transmission.

Hello. I posted yesterday concerning the whereabouts of the dipstick to the transmission for my '96 Jeep Cherokee (4.0L S6 Manual). I was told it is along the firewall on the left adjacent to the oil dipstick and my manual shows about the same location but there is no dipstick at all, just a capped off tube. It's a rubber tube with a clamp and a cap sticking up about 5" that leads down to the transmission which would make sense for it to be the level check but has no dipstick. Does this mean I have to have a technician check it or can I purchase a stick for it?

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This tube should not be capped off. It should have a yellow or possibly red clamping style dipstick in it. Also this tube should not be rubber, I believe they are usually made of a harder plastic. Based on this I would consult a technician. You should be able to go to a smaller shop, go in and ask them to take a quick peek, they will normally be more willing than a large dealership and won't charge you just to look.

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