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I am trying to locate my transmission fluid dipstick in my 1990 Ford Tempo. Any assistance in locating its existence in my engine would be appreciated. Thanks...cindi

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Your transmission dipstick should be just below and in front of the air filter on the drivers side, just to the right of the engine block, sometimes it has a black handle and its hard to see. Good luck

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I have a 93 Ford Tempo with a 4cyl. 2.3 L engine. It jerks when driving and resists reverse. Just put two qts of transmission fluid in it. Could it be the brakes?

More likely a failed transmission, if it was that low and has been run extensively. When you pulled the dipstick for the transaxle, was the fluid a dirty brown? That could be overheated fluid, a pretty sure sign of imminent failure.
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Wont shift out of first gear , put 2 quarts of fluid in and still wont change out of first. 1986 ford tempo

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Where in the engine does the transmission fluid go?


The transmission fluid is refilled thru the dipstick tube, you need to use a small funnel in order to do so. Do not over fill transmission.

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Where is transmission fluid located? Where is stick to check?

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Where is the power steering reservoir located on the 1990 Toyota Carolla?

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If it is an automatic the best thing to use is chrysler automatic trans fluid Most 1998 Ford F150s take Mercon V...also check for leak. The transmission dipstick is located on the passengers side rear. Near the firewall / or back of the engine. The dipstick is color yellow or red. use long funnel.

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Location of auto trans dip stick on 91 Ford Tempo 4 cyl.

It's right next to the air filter and behind the radiator fan and to the right of the oil dipstick. The transmissions is black and the oils is yellow. If it's a manual, there's no dipstick there. If not check close to the forewall towards the back of the engine.

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