Re: cant locate the trans fluid dipstick on engine?
I also couldn't find it!
...If you want to make sure that the level is correct, you will have to completely drain it, then refill it with the proper amount of fluid. Just spoke w/ my mechanic today!
Measure the fluid, after draining, if your curious as to how much was in there....
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Automatic transmission fluid goes into the same tube the transmission dipstick occupies. It's slightly larger than the oil dipstick and is commonly located further back in the engine compartment than the oil dipstick. You should make sure not to overfill the transmission fluid. Add only until it appears between the indicators on the trans. fluid dipstick.
There is a 8mm or 10mm plug on the back of the transmission (underneath the car) When you pull that plug if fluid comes out then it it full. If not you add fluid until it just barely comes out that hole and then the transmission is full.
Now you add fluid from the top of the transmission. You have to look way down in the engine bay on top of the transmission for a red or black cap. It may say "do not open" or "open by a technician only." Take and pull that cap off and this is the fill spout for the transmission. It's a fill only, not a check. Add from this spout until it comes out that little plug on the back of the transmission.
You will hear people call this a "sealed" transmission of "non-serviceable." Now you can tell them rubbish lol.
To check the condition you can look to see if it is getting black or smells burnt. After 50,000 miles the fluid needs flushed and after 100,000 miles you need to change the filter and gasket for the transmission.
Remove the transmission dipstick and add fluid in the tube. Use a funnel and add small amounts at a time with the engine at operating temperature. Re-insert the dipstick after adding each small amount to check the level. DO NOT OVERFILL.
If your engine is the 3800, the transmission dipstick is located on the driver's side no more than 10" from the front of the Brake Fluid Tank. The top of the dipstick is yellow or orange in color and it is labeled TRANS. FLUID.
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Transmission fluid is located inside the transmission fluid pan. It is checked and added through the fill tube. The dipstick is located under the hood. You have two dipsticks, one for engine oil and one for transmission fluid. On some models, the dipstick for the transmission fluid may be located under the engine cover in the cab of the van between the driver's and front passenger's seats. If you simply cannot find two dipsticks under the hood, it's under the engine cowl.
your transmission dipstick is hiding between the engine and the firewall[the wall at the back of the engine compartment];on the drivers side.look for a yellow handle.note location of dipstick tube.by using a long funnel,add fluid through dipstick tube.check owners guide in glove box.do not over fill
You have to check the fluid from the bottom on the back side of the
transmission with a special tool. So if you don't have a way of getting
under the car or have a special tool to do it with then you won't be
able to. You also have to fill the fluid using this same hole.
there is no dipstick. the fluid must be checked from under the vehicle. fluid must be at 209* f.
or trans will be overfilled. there is a plug on the right end of the trans( 7/16" )& must be removed with engine running, if at proper temp & fluid comes out then trans is full.
Dipstick is to the left of the engine. Should be a small yellow dipstick. Add fluid through the dipstick hole. The vehicle should be running when you do this. It is best to have driven at least 20 miles before adding trans fluid so everything has had time to get hot.
Most automatic transmissions do not have a filler plug or cap. The
transmission fluid is added by using a long-neck funnel, which is
placed in the tube the dipstick for the transmission sits in. Be sure
to test the level while the engine is running, with the transmission in
either park or neutral. Be very careful not to over fill the
transmission, and make sure that you have the right kind of
transmission fluid for your vehicle.