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Re: Location of auto trans dip stick on 91 Ford Tempo 4...
It's right next to the air filter and behind the radiator fan and to the right of the oil dipstick. The transmissions is black and the oils is yellow. If it's a manual, there's no dipstick there. If not check close to the forewall towards the back of the engine.
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Check transmition fluid is via the trans dip stick located were the engine meets the tranny.. Dip stick should be labled transmition with the engine hot and car in park. pull dip stick out wipe clean. reinsert into tube fully then remove. the highest oil level is the reading level is reference to the stamped marking on the dip stick indicating fluid level "high or low"
You will need to warm the vehicle up to normal temp, then locate the trans fluid dip stick (it should be on the passenger side with red handle) set the parking brake, and place vehicle in neutral. Pull out dip stick and wipe clean, then put dip stick back in, and pull back out, if it is in the cross hatched area stating warm you are good. It should also have a nice pink color to it. If it is a brownish rust color, then it is time for a fluid and filter service.
The transmission fluid needs to be replaced and checked at a transmission shop or the dealer. In the manual is the information you need to when the transmission is due for service to keep your car running 100% and to keep the warranty valid. Good luck and hope this helps.
yes you add yout fluid through your dip stick. go to your auto parts store and get the auto trans fluid for fords, yes there are several different types, ford and chevy use two different types. just ask for the trans fluid for a ford auto trans
No the manual transmisson does not have a stick. on the transmisson their are two plugs. One for draining and one for filling. In order to check the fluid, pull the higher plug out and feel with a finger in that hole for fluid. To set the level to the correct level you would need to drain and refill the trans. If no leaks are present you should be OK