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How should i read my 2002 ford e-350 15 pass van transmission fluid dipstick, while van is running of while van is off?

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One could read the owners manual and find that information. However it is my recollection that generally the level is to be read while engine is running and after some time to warm up.

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It should say right on the dipstick but you will check it with the engine running and the transmission in park.

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