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I can't find the trans oil deep stick. Where it is? I have look on the eng compartment every where but can't see it. When I start the heat I feel strange smell like coolant inside the car. What can it be?

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The dipstick is located infront right of engine, the heater takes the heat from the heater core , the coolant flows through that part so what ever the smell of your engine coolant you can smell it inside, this is only when you use heater.I can't find the trans oil deep stick. Where it - 4a0164a.tif

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