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Lexus LS 400 Auto box oil level

What is the correct way to check the auto box oil level? The standing cold level is above the hot marked area on the dip stick.Should the level be checked with the engine running or do I need to drain off some ATF?

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If its for the transmission you have to check it while he car is running...if its for the oil you have to go it without it running and if its over the full mark on the oil you will need to drain some of it

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