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    Dana Newcombe Jan 03, 2011

    By how many quarts is this transmission filled? Is it on VERY level ground while reading the fill rate?And is it running in "Park" or "Neutral"?

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You can buy a pump that operates by a hand-held drill and hook it up to a hose that you can push down the refill tube for your trans-the pumps are less than $10, I use one to do fast trans services on my cars. The only other way to fix it is to drop the pan.

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