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DEXTRON IIIgoes in. I would rec to start with 5 quarts. It may take up to about seven. And it will just go right into the dipstick tube. If you have no dipstick the fluid level ***** is intended to be used for diagnosing a transaxle fluid leak or resetting the transaxle fluid level after service that involves a loss of fluid. .
The engine must be running when the transaxle fluid level ***** is removed, or excessive fluid loss will occur. Since the actual fluid level is unknown, stand clear when removing the fluid level *****. Have a container ready to capture any lost fluid.
WARNING: Do not turn the engine off with the fluid level ***** removed as you can be injured by hot transaxle fluid being expelled out of the fluid check hole.
If you mean it is coming out of the fill/dipstick tube, then quit driving this car. You will trash the transmission, if it hasn't already happened. Usually when this happens the transmission cooler inside the radiator has busted, and is pumping coolant into the transmission. Then again I have seen some people just overfill it to the extreme. But either way it needs to be checked. This involves dropping the transmission oil pan.
The Transmission Dipstick is attached to the black cap of the Transaxle fluid filler.
It is hard to see and is located next to the radiator hose and below the air cleaner assembly on the driver's side of the engine. Remove the air cleaner assembly so you can reach the transaxle fluid cap.The assembly is attached to the vehicle by two fasteners. Simply lift up on the assembly and remove it. Turn the transaxle cap counter clockwise to remove it.
Be sure to follow the direction for checking the fluid. Park on a level ground. Keep the engine running. Apply the parking brake. With your foot on the brake, shift through all gears, pausing about 3 seconds in each range. Place your car in park and proceed to check the fluid level.
Check the automatic transaxle fluid level at least every 15,000 miles or 12 months. The dipstick can be found on the left (driver) side of the engine compartment. The fluid level should be checked only when the transaxle is hot (normal operating temperature). The transaxle is considered hot after about 20 miles of highway driving.
Start the engine, set the parking brake, and put the transaxle selector lever in the P position.
Move the selector lever through all the positions and return to the PARK position. DO NOT TURN OFF THE ENGINE DURING THE FLUID LEVEL CHECK.
Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and then reinsert it firmly. Be sure that it has been pushed all the way in. Remove the dipstick again and check the fluid level while holding it horizontally. With the engine running, the fluid level should be in the cross-hatched area.
If the fluid level is below the crosshatched area (engine hot), add MERCON® III automatic transaxle fluid through the dipstick tube. This is easily done with the aid of a funnel. Check the level often as you are filling the transaxle. Be extremely careful not to overfill it. Overfilling will cause slippage, seal damage and overheating. Approximately 1 pint of ATF will raise the fluid level into the cross-hatched area.
The fluid on the dipstick should always be a bright red color. If it is discolored (brown or black), or smells burnt, serious transaxle troubles, probably due to overheating, should be suspected. A qualified technician should inspect the transaxle to determine the cause of the burnt fluid.
Fig. 1: Automatic Transmission dipstick location - Continentals
Fig. 2: The dipstick is easy to read and well marked. Do not add if level is in the crosshatch area
You pull out the dipstick which is hard to find. If you look by where the intake hose goes onto the throttle body, then look down low to the right side , near the where the shift cable hooks up to the transaxle you will see the dipstick. It has a big round eye on it. It is hard to find but it is there. Hope this helps you.. Cobra
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Automatic Transaxle (Transmission)
Drive the vehicle long enough for the transmission
to reach normal operating temperature.
Park the vehicle on a flat surface.
Let the engine idle with the transmission in park.
Locate the automatic transmission dipstick. It will
be in the front of the engine compartment attached to the transaxle assembly.
Remove the dipstick and read the fluid level it
should be between the MIN and MAX mark.
Add automatic transmission fluid if the level is
low. Place a funnel in the dipstick tube and add as much fluid as need. Do not
fill over the MAX mark. Manual Transaxle
Park the car on a level surface and wait until the
engine is cold.
Lift the vehicle according to instructions listed
in the owner's manual and support with jack stands.
Remove the belly pan from underneath the
engine/transaxle by removing the screws on the rear edge and disconnecting the
hooks in the front.
Locate the check/fill plug on the side of the transaxle.
Clean the area around the check/fill plug.
Remove the check/fill plug
Use a hand pump attached to a manual transmission
fluid bottle to pump fluid into the check/fill plug hole, until fluid begins to
seep out of the hole.
Reinstall the check/ fill plug.
Reinstall the belly pan. Insert the hooks on the
front edge of the belly pan into the holes on the vehicle's frame. Then
reinstall the screws that support the rear edge of the belly pan.
There is a small bolt/plug in the transmission above the pan that needs to be removed. The fluid will run out if it's overfilled. The transmission needs to be at room temperature or a little warmer to check the level.
The fluid level screw is intended to be used for diagnosing a transaxle fluid leak or resetting the transaxle fluid level after service that involves a loss of fluid. Inspect: The fluid level should be checked when the transaxle is near Room temperature or at 40°C (104°F). CAUTION: Removal of the fluid level screw when the transaxle fluid is hot may cause injury. Use care to avoid contact of transaxle fluid to exhaust pipe.
The engine must be running when the transaxle fluid level screw is removed, or excessive fluid loss will occur. Since the actual fluid level is unknown, stand clear when removing the fluid level screw. Have a container ready to capture any lost fluid. WARNING: Do not turn the engine off with the fluid level screw removed as you can be injured by hot transaxle fluid being expelled out of the fluid check hole.
Let vehicle idle for three to five minutes with accessories off.
Move shift lever through all gear ranges, pausing three seconds in each range.
Place shift lever in Park. Important: Vehicle must be kept level on the hoist.
Raise vehicle on hoist.
Place oil container under fluid level screw.
Remove the fluid level screw with the engine running at idle.
Fluid level should be at the bottom of the fluid check hole. Because the transaxle operates correctly over a range of fluid levels, fluid may or may not drain out of the fluid check hole when the fluid level screw is removed. If fluid drains through the fluid check hole, this transaxle may have been overfilled. When fluid stops draining, the fluid level is correct and the fluid level screw may be installed. If fluid does not drain through the fluid check hole, the transaxle fluid level may be low. Proceed to ADDING TRANSAXLE FLUID.
With the engine running, add fluid at the vent cap location in half liter (1 pint) increments until fluid drains through the fluid check hole. Allow the fluid to finish draining through the fluid check hole.