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How do i check the transmission fluid in a 1997 gmc sierra

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Transmission Fluid Fluid Level Checking

  1. Operate vehicle for 15 minutes or until the transmission fluid reaches a temperature of 180-200°F (82-93°C).
  2. Ensure vehicle is on a level surface.
  3. With brakes applied, move the shift lever through each gear range for about 3 seconds.
  4. Place transmission in PARK position.
  5. Set parking brake and allow engine to idle for 3 minutes.
  6. Remove the transmission fluid level indicator and wipe clean. Reinsert the indicator and give it a full twist until fully seated.
  7. Remove the indicator.
  8. Observe sides of the indicator. The lowest level reading must be within the hot cross-hatched area.

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