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How to check automatic transmission fluid.
An automatic transmission depends on the transmission fluid for
transferring engine power to the wheels, shifting gears, lubricating
moving parts and cooling down the transmission. Check the transmission
fluid when your car is serviced and change it as recommended.
Different cars have different ways of checking the transmission
fluid level; some require the engine to be shut off (e.g. Honda), some
cars don't have a transmission dipstick at all and the fluid can only be
checked in a repair shop. Check your owner's manual for proper
procedure. This is how the transmission fluid checked on most cars:
After the vehicle was driven for a while to let the
transmission fluid warm up, place your vehicle on a level ground. Set
the parking brake. Make sure the transmission is in "P" (Park) position.
Leave the engine running. Find the automatic transmission dipstick
(your owner's manual will tell you where it is located). Pull the
Wipe the dipstick off with a clean lint-free rag. Insert it
back fully. Pull it out again and check the fluid level. A
transmission fluid expands when warmed up, so if the car has been driven
for a while (20-30 minutes), the transmission level should be between
"HOT" marks. If the vehicle is cold, the level should be between "COOL"
Check the fluid condition: a very dirty fluid with strong
burnt smell is a warning sign of transmission problems. Normally the
automatic transmission fluid should be clean and transparent, as in
On most cars the new transmission fluid comes red (photo on
the left). Over the time it becomes brownish, as in the photo below.
This is how the synthetic transmission fluid looks after
two years of driving - it's still clean and transparent. If
your fluid looks very dark or dirty, check your owner's manual, maybe
it's time to change it. Some manufacturers require to change the
transmission fluid at 30,000 or 50,000 miles others specify that you
never have to change it - check what's your car owner's manual says.
If the transmission fluid level is low, you can top it up,
but be careful not to overfill it. Overfilling the transmission can
It's very important to use only specified transmission fluid
type - check your
owners manual or simply visit your local dealer, they always
have proper transmission fluid in stock. Incorrect fluid type can
damage your transmission. How to top up the transmission fluid: Using a
thin funnel, add a small amount of the fluid through the dipstick pipe.
Wait for a few minutes - let the fluid drain down. Recheck the level
again. Don't overfill