How do I check the fluid level in my 1950 Windsor,
How do I check the transmission fluid level in my 1950 Windsor, Chrysler, V6 spitfire engine, with a fluid transmission? I cannot list the car in the make and model blank, it is not available to choose from.
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Re: How do I check the fluid level in my 1950 Windsor,
Put it in neutral with hand brake applied firmly!
run engine at normal temp!
pull out the trans dip stick from its tube !
check oil for burning smell or discolouration !
then wipe clean & reinsert all the way till it seats & remove at once!
check th oil against the marks on the stick!
if its low, top it up but never overfill as it can create too much internal pressure & blowout the oil seals! ok
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The automatic transmission dip stick and filler tube have been removed from many later model auto transmissions now so you cannot check fluid levels yourself or add fluid easily to these units.
I assume you have the V6 engine and if you check the engine bay you will find no transmission dip stick and filler tube there. In these cases you have to add fluid by pumping fluid in after removing a filler plug on the case of the transmission from under the vehicle and it needs to be perfectly level when this is done.. There is a specific procedure for this which varies from unit to unit because you need to ensure the transmission is not over filled.
Unless you know what you are doing and use the correct filling procedure this is not a do it yourself task and it is best done with the car perfectly level up on a workshop lift/hoist.
We check most vehicles in Park position, with the engine running and parking brake set. On vehicles with a dipstick, we must read both sides of the stick. The LOWEST reading is the correct fluid level. If a void or gap shows in the transmission fluid level, the LOWEST reading is the correct reading.
It should say right on the dipstick. I believe that year was still dexron/mercon. You would be fine using chrysler ATF+4 as it has superseded all previous Chrysler specs for trans fluid.
Make sure you checke the fluid when the transmissions up to temp, on a level surface, engine running, and run through all the gears with foot on the brake right before checking the fluid level.
check transmission fluid level.if fluid level okay, transmission fluid and filter been changed. code scan for ecm faults.sound like problem in the transmission torque converter.leaking valve body gasket or faulty valve body and bad oil pump losing pressure not enough oil pressure to get transmission in drive or over drive.
its a sealed transmission. it has a cap that screws on the transmission to add but you cant check the level.
the only way is to put it on a level lift and under the transmission there are two small plugs that unscrew (metal bolts) may be allen head, cant remember exactly right now its been a while, one to drain and other about 2 or 3 inches higher that you remove and fill with fluid trough plastic cap i mentioned before till it starts draining trough the bolt hole. then you know it is level.
tighen all screws and ports backup and your done.
just add half qts by half qts till fluid drains from level plug. REMEMBER ENGINE MUST BE HOT AND RUNNING ON.
IF YOUR DRAINING CHANGING FILTER AND REFILING FROM NOTHING WARM ENGINE UP ON OLD FLUID THEN START PROCEDURE.
It's check at the transmission pan, there is two drain plugs, the lower one is to drain transmission fluid, the higher one is to check level, with engine running and in park remove up most drain plug if fluid start to come out level is ok, if no fluid coming out will need to add some till it start to come out.
you might check the transmission fluid, under the hood on the left side i think... shift from park to reverse a few times, put the transmission in neutral and leave the engine running, check transmission fluid level, if the fluid is good then transmission may be out
You always check transmission fluid with it running and in park,If your dip stick has a place on it for cold use it cold,Other wise it should be on the full mark,you might want to look under your jeep for any new leaks!
SOUND LIKE TRANSMISSION IS SLIPPING.CHECK THE TRANSMISSION FLUID MAKE SURE ITS NOT LOW.ALSO IF TRANSMISSION FLUID LOOKS DIRTY DARK AND SMELLS BAD REPLACE FLUID AND FILTER.IF FLUID IS GOOD YOU HAVE.TRANSMISSION OIL PUMP AND FORWARD CLUTCH PROBLEMS.
I assume u found the dipstick to check the fluid level? Use a funnel to add fluid at the dipstick tube, slowly, while engine is running. Shift thru the gears several times, recheck level, don't overfill.