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Transmission Dipstick tube leaking

Procedure to change the transmission dipstick tube o-ring.

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Posted on Jan 18, 2009

SOURCE: Since my 2001 Lincoln LS (v6) does NOT have a transfill tube...

You have NO reason to top off ANY fluids,if you think about it. If you had a leak,you would repair it. Fluids don't get consumed. You can do whatever you want,it is your vehicle. On the LS and most fords the instructions are on the bottom of the trans oil pan. The fill,is the plug on the tail housing. You have,to have the correct filler container and a compressor,to blow it in, or make up one. Mercon V -on the fluid. You have to put the car on 4 jack stands,to get under it, and better know where to support it. I have a 2004 LS and it isn't very easy to work on. I assume you have issues,or the trans shop wouldn't have been mentioned. The solenoid trans pack,fail on these, as well as the TPS,EGR,and many Ignition coils. Change/flush the Power Steering Fluid. Regular Mercon, not V. Don't forget the Cabin Filter,under the plastic wiper cowl cover,pass side. Gas filter behind driver side wheel well, plastic cover,remove tire first. Push on release with fingers,don't pry up with screw driver?

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SOURCE: Where is the dipstick to

LEVEL CHECK Check the automatic transaxle fluid level at least every 15,000 miles or 12 months. The dipstick can be found on the left (driver) side of the engine compartment. The fluid level should be checked only when the transaxle is hot (normal operating temperature). The transaxle is considered hot after about 20 miles of highway driving.

  1. Start the engine, set the parking brake, and put the transaxle selector lever in the P position.
  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.
  3. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and then reinsert it firmly. Be sure that it has been pushed all the way in. Remove the dipstick again and check the fluid level while holding it horizontally. With the engine running, the fluid level should be in the cross-hatched area.
  4. If the fluid level is below the crosshatched area (engine hot), add MERCONĀ® III automatic transaxle fluid through the dipstick tube. This is easily done with the aid of a funnel. Check the level often as you are filling the transaxle. Be extremely careful not to overfill it. Overfilling will cause slippage, seal damage and overheating. Approximately 1 pint of ATF will raise the fluid level into the cross-hatched area. The fluid on the dipstick should always be a bright red color. If it is discolored (brown or black), or smells burnt, serious transaxle troubles, probably due to overheating, should be suspected. A qualified technician should inspect the transaxle to determine the cause of the burnt fluid. Fig. 1: Automatic Transmission dipstick location - Continentals 93141p13.jpg
    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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You can do at home, if you know the trans model, and find the proceedure on the internet,in many places.

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There is usually a dipstick that goes into the transmission.
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Before You change the transmission oil, You need to check if it is due for changing. To check the transmission oil. please follow the steps below:
  1. Open the hood and locate the transmission dipstick. It is in front of the engine on the left side, just behind the radiator cap.
  2. Pull the ring on top of the dipstick to remove it from its tube. Wipe it off with the paper towel and replace it. This will ensure an accurate reading.
  3. Remove the dipstick again an look at the markings at the tip. If the fluid on the stick is below the full line, add more transmission fluid.
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There are different types of engine therefore there are several ways to change their transmission fluid. Unless you got something in there via dipstick its really not necessary to ever change the ATF. It's a messy job because there's no drain plug to change the fluid, but You can do it yourself if you're so inclined. To change the fluid,

  1. You have to get under your vehicle and remove the pan from the bottom of the transmission.
  2. When you loosen the pan, fluid will start to dribble out in all directions so you need a fairly large catch pan. You should also know that removing the pan doesn't drain all of the old fluid out of the transmission. Approximately a third of the old fluid will still be in the torque converter. There's no drain plug on the converter so you're really only doing a partial fluid change. Even so, a partial fluid change is better than no fluid change at all.
  3. A typical fluid change will require anywhere from 3 to 6 quarts of ATF depending on the application, a new filter and a pan gasket (or RTV sealer) for the transmission pan. The pan must be thoroughly cleaned prior to reinstallation. This includes wiping all fluid residue from the inside of the pan and scraping all traces of the old gasket from the pan's sealing surface. Don't forget to clean the mounting flange on the transmission, too.
  4. When the new filter is installed, be sure it is mounted in the exact same position as the original and that any O-rings or other gaskets have been properly positioned prior to tightening the bolts. Then tighten the bolts to the manufacturer's recommended specs.
  5. When refilling the transmission with fresh fluid, be careful not to allow any dirt or debris to enter the dipstick tube. Using a long-neck funnel with a built-in screen is recommended.
  6. Do not overfill the transmission. Too much fluid can cause the fluid to foam, which in turn can lead to erratic shifting, oil starvation and transmission damage. Too much fluid may also force ATF to leak past the transmission seals.
  7. Add half a quart at a time until the dipstick shows full. The transmission really isn't full yet because the dipstick should be checked when the fluid is hot, and the engine is idling with the gear selector in Park. So start the engine, drive the vehicle around the block, then recheck the fluid level while the engine is idling and add fluid as needed until the dipstick reads full.
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