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There is no dipstick to check the transmission fluid on a 1998 Cadillac Catera. It can be checked by opening the fill plug on the side of the transmission.

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Transmission hard shift


follow this troubleshooting section for oil transmission.
n automatic transmission depends on the transmission fluid for transferring engine power to the wheels, shifting gears, lubricating moving parts and cooling down the transmission. Check the transmission fluid when your car is serviced and change it as recommended. Different cars have different ways of checking the transmission fluid level; some require the engine to be shut off (e.g. Honda), some cars don't have a transmission dipstick at all and the fluid can only be checked in a repair shop. Check your owner's manual for proper procedure. This is how the transmission fluid checked on most cars: transmission-fluid1.jpg After the vehicle was driven for a while to let the transmission fluid warm up, place your vehicle on a level ground. Set the parking brake. Make sure the transmission is in "P" (Park) position. Leave the engine running. Find the automatic transmission dipstick (your owner's manual will tell you where it is located). Pull the dipstick out.
transmission-fluid2.jpg Wipe the dipstick off with a clean lint-free rag. Insert it back fully. Pull it out again and check the fluid level. A transmission fluid expands when warmed up, so if the car has been driven for a while (20-30 minutes), the transmission level should be between "HOT" marks. If the vehicle is cold, the level should be between "COOL" marks. Check the fluid condition: a very dirty fluid with strong burnt smell is a warning sign of transmission problems. Normally the automatic transmission fluid should be clean and transparent, as in these photos.
transmission-fluid3.jpg On most cars the new transmission fluid comes red (photo on the left). Over the time it becomes brownish, as in the photo below.
transmission-fluid5.jpg This is how the synthetic transmission fluid looks after two years of driving - it's still clean and transparent. If your fluid looks very dark or dirty, check your owner's manual, maybe it's time to change it. Some manufacturers require to change the transmission fluid at 30,000 or 50,000 miles others specify that you never have to change it - check what's your car owner's manual says.
transmission-fluid4.jpg If the transmission fluid level is low, you can top it up, but be careful not to overfill it. Overfilling the transmission can cause problems. It's very important to use only specified transmission fluid type - check your owners manual or simply visit your local dealer, they always have proper transmission fluid in stock. Incorrect fluid type can damage your transmission. How to top up the transmission fluid: Using a thin funnel, add a small amount of the fluid through the dipstick pipe. Wait for a few minutes - let the fluid drain down. Recheck the level again. Don't overfill

Sep 30, 2013 | 2001 Hyundai XG300

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The automatic transmission is shifting oddly and speedometer jumps back and forth. The problem seems to occur when shifting into and out of 2nd gear. It seems like it has a hard time selecting the gear...


please this chart troubleshooting and fix it. God bless you

How to check automatic transmission fluid. An automatic transmission depends on the transmission fluid for transferring engine power to the wheels, shifting gears, lubricating moving parts and cooling down the transmission. Check the transmission fluid when your car is serviced and change it as recommended. Different cars have different ways of checking the transmission fluid level; some require the engine to be shut off (e.g. Honda), some cars don't have a transmission dipstick at all and the fluid can only be checked in a repair shop. Check your owner's manual for proper procedure. This is how the transmission fluid checked on most cars:
transmission-fluid1.jpg After the vehicle was driven for a while to let the transmission fluid warm up, place your vehicle on a level ground. Set the parking brake. Make sure the transmission is in "P" (Park) position. Leave the engine running. Find the automatic transmission dipstick (your owner's manual will tell you where it is located). Pull the dipstick out.
transmission-fluid2.jpg Wipe the dipstick off with a clean lint-free rag. Insert it back fully. Pull it out again and check the fluid level. A transmission fluid expands when warmed up, so if the car has been driven for a while (20-30 minutes), the transmission level should be between "HOT" marks. If the vehicle is cold, the level should be between "COOL" marks. Check the fluid condition: a very dirty fluid with strong burnt smell is a warning sign of transmission problems. Normally the automatic transmission fluid should be clean and transparent, as in these photos.
transmission-fluid3.jpg On most cars the new transmission fluid comes red (photo on the left). Over the time it becomes brownish, as in the photo below.
transmission-fluid5.jpg This is how the synthetic transmission fluid looks after two years of driving - it's still clean and transparent. If your fluid looks very dark or dirty, check your owner's manual, maybe it's time to change it. Some manufacturers require to change the transmission fluid at 30,000 or 50,000 miles others specify that you never have to change it - check what's your car owner's manual says.
transmission-fluid4.jpg If the transmission fluid level is low, you can top it up, but be careful not to overfill it. Overfilling the transmission can cause problems. It's very important to use only specified transmission fluid type - check your owners manual or simply visit your local dealer, they always have proper transmission fluid in stock. Incorrect fluid type can damage your transmission. How to top up the transmission fluid: Using a thin funnel, add a small amount of the fluid through the dipstick pipe. Wait for a few minutes - let the fluid drain down. Recheck the level again. Don't overfill

Sep 30, 2013 | 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Transmission shifts hard


see the chart troubleshooting and proceed according. God bless you

How to check automatic transmission fluid. An automatic transmission depends on the transmission fluid for transferring engine power to the wheels, shifting gears, lubricating moving parts and cooling down the transmission. Check the transmission fluid when your car is serviced and change it as recommended. Different cars have different ways of checking the transmission fluid level; some require the engine to be shut off (e.g. Honda), some cars don't have a transmission dipstick at all and the fluid can only be checked in a repair shop. Check your owner's manual for proper procedure. This is how the transmission fluid checked on most cars:
transmission-fluid1.jpg After the vehicle was driven for a while to let the transmission fluid warm up, place your vehicle on a level ground. Set the parking brake. Make sure the transmission is in "P" (Park) position. Leave the engine running. Find the automatic transmission dipstick (your owner's manual will tell you where it is located). Pull the dipstick out.
transmission-fluid2.jpg Wipe the dipstick off with a clean lint-free rag. Insert it back fully. Pull it out again and check the fluid level. A transmission fluid expands when warmed up, so if the car has been driven for a while (20-30 minutes), the transmission level should be between "HOT" marks. If the vehicle is cold, the level should be between "COOL" marks. Check the fluid condition: a very dirty fluid with strong burnt smell is a warning sign of transmission problems. Normally the automatic transmission fluid should be clean and transparent, as in these photos.
transmission-fluid3.jpg On most cars the new transmission fluid comes red (photo on the left). Over the time it becomes brownish, as in the photo below.
transmission-fluid5.jpg This is how the synthetic transmission fluid looks after two years of driving - it's still clean and transparent. If your fluid looks very dark or dirty, check your owner's manual, maybe it's time to change it. Some manufacturers require to change the transmission fluid at 30,000 or 50,000 miles others specify that you never have to change it - check what's your car owner's manual says.
transmission-fluid4.jpg If the transmission fluid level is low, you can top it up, but be careful not to overfill it. Overfilling the transmission can cause problems. It's very important to use only specified transmission fluid type - check your owners manual or simply visit your local dealer, they always have proper transmission fluid in stock. Incorrect fluid type can damage your transmission. How to top up the transmission fluid: Using a thin funnel, add a small amount of the fluid through the dipstick pipe. Wait for a few minutes - let the fluid drain down. Recheck the level again. Don't overfill

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How do i drain transmission fluid and replace trans-filter 1996 chevy suburban 4x4 454


Finding where to put transmission fluid can be a bit of a challenge on some cars. In fact there are some transmissions that you can't even add fluid to.But that's not the case on your vehicle.

First confirm the level of fluid before filling it.==========For exact transmission fluid replacing/filling procedure.Go through the list of help links below:-----its having complete step by step procedure.Click the link :----

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HOW TO CHECK AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-check-automatic-transmission.html

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HOW TO CHANGE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID AND FILTER

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-change-automatic-transmission.html


HOW TO REPLACE A TRANSMISSION MOUNT

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-transmission-mount.html
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How do you change transmission fluid on Pontiac?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/03/how-do-you-change-transmission-fluid-on.html

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Filling Transmission fluid on 2001 Volvo c70?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/filling-transmission-fluid-on-2001.html

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2002 Isuzu trooper Transmission fluid fill up?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/2002-izusu-trooper-transmission-fluid.html

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AUDI V8 TRANSMISSION FLUID

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/audi-v8-transmission-fluid.html

Where to fill Transmission Fluid on 2001 ford focus

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/10/where-to-fill-transmission-fluid-on.html

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Transmission fluid gets into radiator?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/transmission-fluid-gets-into-radiator.html

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How to check Transmission fluid on 1996 Chevrolet Camaro?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-check-transmission-fluid-on-1996.html

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Transmission fault light on car dash?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/transmission-fault-light-on-car-dash.html

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Filled T-IV fluid instead of WS transmission fluid?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/filled-t-iv-fluid-instead-of-ws.html

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How to Add transmission fluid on 2002 Isuzu AXIOM?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-add-transmission-fluid-on-2002.html

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2003 Toyota Prado Diesel Engine: Transmission Fluid Refill?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2003-toyota-prado-diesel-engine.html




-------------These details will help.Thanks.

Nov 27, 2012 | 1996 Chevrolet Suburban

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I want to remove my trasmission


Yes the engine has to be out,its not a easy task to replace transmission.You will required professional tools and wrench/ratchets.
Also its very time consuming.

For your help,i suggest you few help links with accurate solutions,showing how exactly to replace transmission and other transmission components.
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Click the link below:-----

HOW TO REPLACE A MANUAL TRANSMISSION

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-manual-transmission.html

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HOW TO REPLACE TRANSMISSION COOLER LINES

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-transmission-cooler.html

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HOW TO CHECK AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-check-automatic-transmission.html

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HOW TO CHANGE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID AND FILTER

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-change-automatic-transmission.html


HOW TO REPLACE A TRANSMISSION MOUNT

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-transmission-mount.html

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DSG automatic transmission problem

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/dsg-automatic-transmission-problem.html

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Transmission problem?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/transmission-problem.html

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2004 Chrysler 300m: Transmission Relearn Procedure?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/06/2004-chrysler-300m-transmission-relearn.html

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How do you change transmission fluid on Pontiac?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/03/how-do-you-change-transmission-fluid-on.html

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Filling Transmission fluid on 2001 Volvo c70?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/filling-transmission-fluid-on-2001.html

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2002 Isuzu trooper Transmission fluid fill up?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/2002-izusu-trooper-transmission-fluid.html

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AUDI V8 TRANSMISSION FLUID

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/audi-v8-transmission-fluid.html

Where to fill Transmission Fluid on 2001 ford focus

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/10/where-to-fill-transmission-fluid-on.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/coolant-enters-in-transmission-on.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/engine-stumbles-and-shuts-off-in.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-engine-overheats-and-transmission.html

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http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/manual-transmission-clutch-system.html

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http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/automatic-transmission-will-not-go-into.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/transmission-fluid-gets-into-radiator.html

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http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/dodge-anti-slip-system-is-not-operating.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-check-transmission-fluid-on-1996.html

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Transmission fault light on car dash?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/transmission-fault-light-on-car-dash.html

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http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/filled-t-iv-fluid-instead-of-ws.html

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Manual transmission very hard to shift from one gear to another?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/manual-transmission-very-hard-to-shift.html

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Bell housing and transmission will not come apart on 1996 Toyota Tacoma?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/bell-housing-and-transmission-will-not.html

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How to Add transmission fluid on 2002 Isuzu AXIOM?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-add-transmission-fluid-on-2002.html

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Chrysler Cirrus Auto Transmission Swap?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/chrysler-cirrus-auto-transmission-swap.html


These details will help.

Thanks.

Nov 26, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Add fluid transmission


TRANSMISSION FLUID

Checking automatic transmission fluid

The 5R55N transmission does not have a transmission fluid dipstick.

Refer to your scheduled maintenance guide for scheduled intervals for

fluid checks and changes. Your transmission does not consume fluid.

However, the fluid level should be checked if the transmission is not

working properly, i.e., if the transmission slips or shifts slowly or if you

notice some sign of fluid leakage.

Transmission fluid should be checked and, if required, fluid
should be added by a qualified technician.

Aug 23, 2012 | 2001 Lincoln LS V8

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2000 Pontiac Gran Prix automatic transmission shifting slow


For Automatic transmission problem,Check the list of help links below.click the link below:----Automatic transmission troubleshooting:----

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/automatic-transmission-will-not-go-into.html

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Automatic transmission shift lever issues?-------

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/automatic-transmission-shift-lever-hard.html

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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL? --

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-check-automatic-transmission.html

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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID AND FILTER?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-change-automatic-transmission.html

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Transmission fault light on car dash?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/transmission-fault-light-on-car-dash.html

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Transmission shifting problem?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/transmission-shifting-problem-on-toyota.html

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Transmission Slips out of 2nd gear?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/transmission-slips-out-of-2nd-gear.html

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OD light flashing and transmission fluid leaking?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/od-light-flashing-and-transmission.html

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Why Transmission fluid leaks near radiator?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/transmission-fluid-leaks-near-radiator.html

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transmission fluid leaking?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/ford-windstar-transmission-fluid.html

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****** wont go in reverse?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/dodge-neon-wont-go-in-reverse.html

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Automatic transmission will not go into reverse?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/dodge-automatic-transmission-will-not.html

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Transmission is making buzzing noise?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/transmission-is-making-buzzing-noise.html

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This will help.

Thanks.

Feb 04, 2012 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix

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I cant check fluid in transmission no dipstick


THE 4T40 E 4T45 E AND 4T65 E THESE TRANSMISSIONS DONT HAVE A FILL TUBE WITH DIP STICK.THOSE TRANSMISSION VECHICLE HAS TO BE PUT ON A LIFT AND LEVEL. TRANSMISSION HAS A FLUID CHECK PLUG LOWER HOUSING TRANSMISSION JUST ABOVE THE OIL DRAIN PLUG.TO CHECK FLUID TRANSMISSION NEED TO BE OPERATING TEMPERATURE. WITH ENGINE RUNNING AND TRANSMISSION FLUID PLUG REMOVE IF TRANSMISSION FLUID POURS OUT. CHECK PLUG HOLE.YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TRANSMISSION FLUID IN TRANSMISSION.IF FLUID DONT DRIP OUT HOLE NEED TO ADD A PINT AT A TIME.IF FLUID DRIPS OUT SLOWLY FLUID CORRECT TO POUR TRANSMISSION IN TRANSMISSION RAISE HOOD LOOK ON TOP TRANSMISSION ON DRIVER SIDE FOR A RED VENT FILL PLUG.REMOVE PLUG USING A LONG LONG FUNNEL POUR TRANSMISSION FLUID IN THE VENT FILL PLUG HOLE.THIS VECHICLE THE DEALERSHIP HAS TO CHECK FLUID USING A LIFT.YOU CAN DO THIS JOB BUT IT WILL VERY DANGEROUS YOU CAN PUT CAR ON JACK STANDS WITH VECHICLE SITTING LEVEL. BUT THE DANGER PART COMES YOU HAVE TO SLIDE UNDER THE CAR WHILE ENGINE RUNNING TO CHECK FLUID.IF YOU DO THIS JOB HAVE FRIEND OR HELPER AROUND DONT WORK UNDER CAR BY YOUR SELF ALWAYS KEEP CELLUAR PHONE ON HAND FOR EMERGENCY.

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How to check transmission fluid on a audi a3 1997


IF TRANSMISSION DONT HAVE FILLER TUBE AND DIP STICK.YOUR VECHICLE HAS LEVEL CHECK PLUG ON TRANSMISSION OIL PAN TOWARD EXHAUST END.YOUR VECHICLE HAS TO BE LIFTED UP LEVEL ON JACK STANDS.ENGINE HAS TO BE RUNNING.AND TRANSMISSION FLUID TEMPERATURE HAS TO BE 95 TO 113 DEGREES. SHIFT TRANSMISSION THROUGH ALL GEARS TWICE THEN BACK TO PARK.MAKE SURE ALL DRIVE WHEELS OFF THE GROUND AND VECHICLE IS FIRM AND SECURE ON JACKSTANDS.WHILE ENGINE RUNNING REMOVE LEVEL CHECK PLUG.REAR OF TRANSMISSION PAN. IF TRANSMISSION FLUID DRIPS YOUR FLUID LEVEL OKAY.IF TRANSMISSION FLUID POUR OUT CHECK PLUG HOLE YOU HAVE TOO MUCH FLUID IN TRANSMISSION.IF NO FLUID COME OUT ADD TRANSMISSION FLUID RIGHT SIDE OF THE TRANSAXLE IN FRONT OF THE DRIVE SHAFT.WARNING THIS VECHICLE TRANSMISSION FLUID SUPPOSE TO BE CHECKED AT A GARAGE ON LIFT. YOU CAN CHECK FLUID AT HOME IT IS DANGEROUS THE ONLY THING YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE VECHICLE ON SOLID LEVEL GROUND AND JACKSTAND SECURE SOLID NO MOVEMENT WHAT SO EVER.

Dec 13, 2010 | Audi A3 Cars & Trucks

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How do you know when you need to change your transmission fluid in my 2002 ford explorer


This is in the owners manual pages 269 and 270. TRANSMISSION FLUID
Checking automatic transmission fluid (if equipped)
The automatic transmission does not have a transmission fluid dipstick.
Refer to your scheduled maintenance guide for scheduled intervals for fluid checks and changes. Your transmission does not consume fluid. However, the fluid level should be checked if the transmission is not working properly, i.e., if the transmission slips or shifts slowly or if you notice some sign of fluid leakage.
Transmission fluid should be checked and, if required, fluid
should be added by a qualified technician.
Do not use supplemental transmission fluid additives, treatments or cleaning agents. The use of these materials may affect transmission operation and result in damage to internal transmission components. Checking and adding manual transmission fluid (if equipped)
1. Make sure the vehicle is on a level surface or level hoist.
2. Clean the filler plug or dirt and debris.
3. Remove the filler plug and inspect the fluid level.
4. Fluid level should be at bottom of the opening.
5. Add enough fluid through the filler opening so that the fluid level is at the bottom of the opening.
6. Install and tighten the fill plug securely.
Use only fluid that meets Ford specifications. Refer to the Lubricant Specifications in this chapter.

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