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How to use the dipstick tool for the transmission do you put it all the way in because i did and its way over full can t see any other way to use it no marking to put it in part way or anything should it be running or not. well it was running when i checked it

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If you have the right dipstick, if yes start the car and leave it on idle and neutral then insert the dipstick all the way in to the dipstick tube, until touch the deep in trans mission and have a look the level depend on oil temperature, the temperature measurements are mention on the dipstick if you have the right one,

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