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Start vehicle, if driveable drive vehicle to warm up at least five miles.Then place vehicle in park, remove dipstick on level surface, and check trans fluid level.Fluid will be between lower holes on dipstick for cold fluid and upper holes for hot fluid.Add fluid a pint at a time if fluid is low.I hope I could help, rate me accordingly, Thanks!!

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