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Transmission Dip Stick missing

How do I check the transmission Fluid Levels on my 2006 Dodge Magnum. 5.7 Ltr. I can't locate any dipstick, only a plug that says "Dealer Only". How do I know what the fluid levels are and the condition of the fluid. How can I know how much to add or if any more needs to be added without going to a dealership to have them tell me?

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  • boyd725 Jan 08, 2009

    I also found out that it supposedly has something to do with the fact that the system is pressurized and that the dealers are supposed to use a thermometer or some other special tool to make sure that the fluid levels are not too high or better yet to ensure that when the temperature raises that the fluid levels won’t go too high causing more damage to the system.

    It is bad enough that the cars are getting harder and harder to maintain without a degree in automotive science. I think that the U.S automotive industry could help by making their cars as easy to maintain by the owner as possible.

    I have a 1984 RV with a temperature gauge attached to the transmission to tell me how hot the transmission fluid is when I am driving. This is not a new technology, how hard could it be to create a dip stick with a graduated scale based on the fluid temperature. This way people could ensure that the fluid levels in their transmissions are always maintained using gauges already in the car without having to go to a mechanic.

    The more items like this that they force the owner to use a mechanic for when it could easily be done by the car owner with a little bit of forethought by the car designers, the more I wish I had not purchased one of their cars.

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According to the manual, the dipstick is not included. You have to take it to the dealer if you notice any leaks or a warning light comes on. Go figure !!

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    Daniel Arellano Jan 09, 2009

    I agree with you. Car problems used to be easy to diagnose and correct. From the mid 70's it has progressed to a computer running your car. First it was the Catalytic converter and it went on and on.


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