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Trnsmission fluid when engine is cool or hot the reading on the dipstick reads the same is this normal

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Are you taking the reading with the engine running?

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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.

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Fluid Level Check - Vehicles with 3.5L Engine

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1. Park the vehicle on level ground.

2. Run the engine at curb idle speed for a minimum of 60

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3. Apply the parking brake fully.

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5. Wipe the area around the dipstick clean to eliminate
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6. Remove the dipstick and determine if the fluid is hot

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  2. 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.
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    Fig. 2: The dipstick is easy to read and well marked. Do not add if level is in the crosshatch area 93141p12.jpg
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Remove the automatic transmission dipstick from the tube


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Check the transmission fluid level on the dipstick


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Automatic transmission dipstick marks; the proper level for a hot transmission is within the shaded area

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When moving the selector through each range, DO NOT race the engine.
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