Question about 2001 Toyota Tacoma
The reading depends on transmission temperature. engine temperature is not ALWAYS an indicator of transmission temperature. Also, the change in the reading from cold to hot will not always be drastic. it depends on the size of the transmission, and the amount of fluid it requires. the important thing is to make sure you are checking the transmission with the vehicle running and on level ground. hope this clears things up.
Posted on May 12, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 13, 2016 | 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Mar 23, 2013 | Ford Cars & Trucks
Fluid Level Check - Vehicles with 3.5L Engine
The automatic transaxle has no dipstick and is dealer
Fluid Level Check - Vehicles with 2.4L and 2.7L
Use the following procedure to check the automatic
transaxle fluid level properly:
1. Park the vehicle on level ground.
2. Run the engine at curb idle speed for a minimum of 60
3. Apply the parking brake fully.
4. Place the shift lever momentarily in each gear position
ending with the lever in PARK.
5. Wipe the area around the dipstick clean to eliminate
the possibility of dirt entering the transaxle.
6. Remove the dipstick and determine if the fluid is hot
or cold. Hot fluid is approximately 180°F (82°C), which is
the normal operating temperature after the vehicle is
driven at least 15 mi (24 km). Hot fluid cannot be held
comfortably between the fingertips. Cold fluid is at a
temperature below 80°F (27°C).
7. Wipe the dipstick clean and reinsert until seated. Then,
remove dipstick and note the reading.
a. If the fluid is hot, the reading should be in the
crosshatched area marked "HOT" (between the upper
two holes in the dipstick).
b. If the fluid is cold, the fluid level should be between
the lower two holes in the area marked "COLD."
If the fluid level is low, add sufficient fluid through the
filler (dipstick) tube to bring it to the proper level. Do not
Oct 04, 2010 | 2009 Dodge Journey
Sep 18, 2010 | 1996 Lincoln Town Car
May 05, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup
Feb 20, 2010 | 1990 Toyota Corolla
Aug 22, 2009 | 2004 Ford Explorer
Feb 17, 2009 | 2006 Toyota Corolla
Oct 20, 2008 | 1996 Ford Taurus
127 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!