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How do you check trans fluid for an automatic?

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  • dj_klap Jan 31, 2010

    this car doesn't have a dipstick. has a breather on top of trans to fill.



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You have to find the TRANS dip stick with a handle or looped metal rod. Most times it says TRANS on top. The other dipstick says OIL. You might ought to check that also. The owners manual will tell you or ask someone who drives the same type vehicle where to find it. Crank up the car in park, remove the dipstick, wipe it off, stick it back in the tube, pull it out and look closely at the bottom tip for red oil on the scale there that will tell you the fluid level. If the fluid is black or dark and the car still runs get a filter and fluid change ASAP. Do it every 30k miles and you may save yourself an expensive rebuilding of the trans.

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