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Fluid level is 4 inches above full line on stick

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  • paulardie Jul 31, 2009

    tranny fluid---car rotinely serviced by trusted ase mechanic for last 170000 miles with no problems regarding fluid level in tranny

  • paulardie Jul 31, 2009

    tranny fluid

  • Tony May 11, 2010

    Are you talking oil or tranny fluid?

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Which fluid??

  • Jeremy Spatrisano May 11, 2010

    What kind of fluid are you talking about? Tranny, Oil, etc.

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On the oil ? whoever done an oil change put too much oil back in but dont worry cause it wont hurt anything if it burns oil which im sure it probably does at least a little bit cause my moms 2001 does just keep an eye on it and you will be ok

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Why would the transmission blowback from where you put the transmission fluid in


The most likely scenario is that it is foaming or is overfull.

Are you checking the oil level when the motor and trans are warm/ hot, the car is idling on a level surface? If you are adding trans fluid when the car is off and cold you are very likely overfilling it . If you are checking the oil level when the vehicle is idleing and warm and it is still blowing out of the dip stick tube , then check what the transfluid looks and smells like. It should be pink to light red and not smell "burnt".

Let the vehicle cool off, ( overnight) . Pull the stick and see if there is anything on the stick. If not, add fluid until it is just on the tip of the stick. If when cold the oil is on the stick, has a good appearance and is any where near the fill lines proceed to next step. If the oil is above the fill and full lines it is overfull and will foam up in operation. The excess oil must be drained.
Start the car and allow it to idle until it is warm. Pull the trans stick back out and see where the oil is on the stick. When warm and idling it should be in the area between add and full. if it's over those lines when warm, it's over full and needs to be drained to the correct level.

If the oil has a milky appearance it is contaminated with water or other substance; you need to take the car for service. It is likely the coolant from the radiator and the oil cooler for the trans have been leaking by contaminating each other. Both systems will need to be completely cleaned and the source of the leak will need to be fixed before the car is used again.

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1990 300e24 170000ks the car runs fine in 1,2,3,d but lost reverse . Rev the car it sum times engage


sounds like the fluid level is low ,start engine hand brake on then put in reverse ,now check fluid level and you will find it low .another quick way is with engine cold pull out the gearbox dip stick and then check level it should be about half inch above the mark .

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2004 olds alero transmission fluid how much to fill up


fill it to just above the low level , check it while it is running, (in park) ;-) on a level surface. drive it around the block to warm up the trans, check it again, if it is still low then add some to the full line, check again while running. (don't add fluid when running) it should stay at the full mark at this point.

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How do you check the transmisison fluid





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Locate the dipstick for your transmission. It is usually near the back of the engine, and the stick handle is either a T-handle or a ring handle.

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Grasp the dipstick handle and pull straight up until the end of the stick clears the housing tube. Wipe the stick off with a rag, and push it all the back down into the tube.

Pull the stick all the way out again and hold it so you can see the end of the stick and the film of fluid that clings to it.

Look for the level indicators stamped or drilled into the dipstick. You should see two sets of indicators. One set is for checking the fluid when the engine is cold, and the other set is for checking the fluid when the engine is hot. Each set of indicators is marked with a "full" line and an "add" line.

Determine whether your transmission fluid is at the proper level by finding the spot on the dipstick where the film of fluid ends. If the film ends near the "full" mark or somewhere near the halfway point between "full" and "add," your transmission has an adequate fluid level.

Return the dipstick to the holding tube and push it all the way back down into the tube. Fully seat the dipstick in the holding tube

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Transmission slips back and forth into third and second fluid was pretty low at first I added four quarts and a bottle of conditioner did i do bad ? LOUCOBIE@GMAIL.COM


That is almost as much fluid as they normally have in them so I would definitely say it was low. Attempting to drive a vehicle with the fluid level that low could cause damage to internal components.
You also need to make sure that you didn't overfill it. Most automatic transmissions are checked with the engine running and at operating temperature.
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and block the wheels.
2. Start the engine and let it reach operating temperature. (upper radiator hose hot)
3. Pull the dip stick out and wipe it off.
4. Reinsert the stick and then remove it again.
The fluid level should be at the "full" mark on the stick. If it is lower, then carefully add fluid (a little at a time) until it is full. If it is above the full mark, then the fluid must be removed until it is corrected.
Disconnect a transmission line (usually the lower one) and position a drain pan under it. Start the engine and let some of the fluid go into the pan. Reconnect the line and recheck the fluid using the above procedure. Repeat this process until the fluid level is correct. If this does not correct the problem, then internal damage is indicated and transmission service is required. I hope this information is helpful. Thank you for using Fixya.com. If a different procedure for checking the fluid is required, then it will usually say so on the dip stick.

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Depends on what the fluid was you changed??? Did you change the oil? How about the filter? 4 qts should not go past the full line. If you left the filter in there, then yo might have too much, the filter holds quite a bit, maybe half qt. The filter needs to be changed with the oil every time, most important, If you go out now, but a filter, take it off, replace it, you roil level should be right. You won't lose anything but what has to come out anyway, too much oil makes a mess in engine. I don't 1/2 qt. will do anything though. It will be gone in a week or 2. Check it out, hope this helps.

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