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When and How to check transmission fluid

My 2003 Mercury Mountaineer does not have a 'dip-stick' to check the transmission fluid. How can I get this checked? It currently has 45,000 miles on it.

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  • Starrfly3 May 11, 2009

    How much fluid does a 2002 mountaineer hold? We changed the fluid and filter and have put back in 2 qts and its already running back out is something wrong or is it full?

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If it is a manual transmission you have to check it from under the car by opening the fill plug. if fluid starts flowing out your full if not than you need to service it.

if it is an automatic it will be close to the firewall and hard to spot. but it is there. if you have 45,000 miles on it you should have the transmission serviced whether it is an automatic or manual.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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yes look in owners manual

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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