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Remove the automatic transmission dipstick from the tube


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Check the transmission fluid level on the dipstick


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Automatic transmission dipstick marks; the proper level for a hot transmission is within the shaded area

Check the automatic transmission fluid level at least every 7500 miles (12,000 km). The dipstick can be found in the rear of the engine compartment. The fluid level should be checked only when the transmission is hot (normal operating temperature). The transmission is considered hot after about 15-20 miles (24-32 km) of highway driving.
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When moving the selector through each range, DO NOT race the engine.
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