Question about 1988 Ford F 150

3 Answers

I cant find the transmission fluid dip stick or where to fill it

Posted by on

  • 5 more comments 
  • dstouga Jul 30, 2008

    I have the same problem - can't locate the transmission dip stick for the manual transmission that is 4 x 4 and has a 2.9 liter engine.

  • thisisdumb1 Aug 23, 2008

    cant find transmission fluid dip stick

  • plking2965 Aug 29, 2008

    I can find the automatic transmission dipstick, but where is the port for you to put in more transmission fluid?

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    where is1988 ford f150 automatic transmission fluid dipstick

  • teet53 Dec 09, 2008

    can't find dip stick for my 2004, ford explorer. If I did how will I know it is full or not

  • Patrick Harrison
    Patrick Harrison May 11, 2010

    88 f-150 did not have a 2.9l engine they had a L-6 4.9L

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    I know how to check the dip stick but where do I fill it it's an automatic?

×

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

On a 1988 F-150 with an Auto Transmission the dipstick is usually on the passenger side near the exhaust manifold close to the firewall. Also you fill the Auto trans thru the dipstick. Good Luck

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 33 Answers

And you should never try and fill ur transmissions urself because they do not like to be overfilled at all a teaspoon too much can blow a tranny up

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 208 Answers

The manual transmission does not have a dipstick. The fluid level is determined by a fill plug in the side of the tranny. If the fluid is up to the level of the fill hole, then it is full.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

  • six-of-ten Sep 02, 2008

    OK, tell me how my post is inappropriate?

  • six-of-ten Sep 03, 2008

    Does your standard transmission have a dipstick? And, do you fill it through a plug in the side?

×

6 Suggested Answers

emissionwiz
  • 63936 Answers

SOURCE: cant find dip stick for transmission

this is a sealed transmission, it has no stick stick, the fluid must be checked by the dealer using an electronic scan tool.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

  • 1118 Answers

SOURCE: tranmission noise

its either next to the engine oil dipstick or around left side of car by transmission. if it needs fluid it might be a good time to have it serviced

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

polarcycle
  • 1392 Answers

SOURCE: what to check transmission fluid for myself. where is the dip sti

Check your manual, but you may not have one. Quite a few newer cars no longer have dipsticks for the trans fluid.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

  • 18 Answers

SOURCE: transmission fluid dip stick

it should be next to the oil dipstick labeled "trans lock"

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

wiqi546
  • 1511 Answers

SOURCE: where is the Transmission fluid dip stick to add

Hello and Welcome to Fixya,
Very sorry Sir, as far as I know. The Dip stick is not included in this model. The transmission fluid must be checked only by the professionals at the dealership's place using special tools for the job (so that the unit shouldn't be over runned by the user and for long life safety of the engine). You should contact the dealer near your place for the completion of the job!
Keep using Fixya
Please Rate my solution, If found Helpful!

Regards.

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do you know that you need transmission fluid on a honda accord ex. I looked at the dip stick and saw nothing.


If you looked at the dip stick and saw nothing that is probably a bad sign. Most dip stick have markers on them in order to gauge how much fluid is in the transmission. Look at your dipstick closely and make sure you fill your transmission until it is between these markers. The markers are usually down by the end or tip of the dip stick. Be sure you do not over fill the transmission. I hope this helps you out at least a little.

Aug 27, 2011 | Honda Accord Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Need to know how to add the transmission fluid


Manual transmission is easy. There is a fill plug on the left axle flange and a drain plug on the bottom (special bit required).

The automatic must be filled while running so it really isn't a DIY.

Jun 11, 2011 | 2004 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

2009 Hyundai Sonata automatic transmission fluid changing, How to fill the tranmission, is there a fill plug? OR should i use the


You add fluid in the same pipe the dip stick is in. Remove the dip stick and insert a funnel and add fluid through there. Check it frequently since there is no way to remove fluid easily if you over fill the transmission.

Jun 06, 2011 | Hyundai Sonata Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

I need to know how to fill the transmission fluid and check the levels in a 2004 suzuki verona as well as what fluid it needs. We had to buy a used transmission and the place we got it drained it so we...


well you have a dip stick like ware you put the oil in but do not put the transmission fluid in the oil dip stick ! it would be best to go and put a new filter in the transmission ! hope the transmission came with the dip stick ! you may have to get the one off the old one !

May 01, 2011 | 2004 Suzuki Verona

1 Answer

Were is the trasmission fluid ..anything on this engin? cant find the dip stick or were to add fluid.


If it's a stander transmission you add under your truck on the side of the transmission where it reads fill, if it's automatic it's has to have and dip stick for that year truck.could be missing check the side of transmission above transmission pan toward the front for a hole where the tube goes in, it would also be leaking if gone.

Jun 29, 2010 | 1988 Ford F 150

1 Answer

How to check transmission fluid and fill if nessesary.


if it is an automatic transmission, the dip stick is under the hood and should be on the drivers side of the engine,start the car leave it in park,pull the dip stick out and wipe it off with a cloth,reinstall the dip stick in the filler tube completely,and remove again and notice where the fluid level is on the dip stick,if you need to add fluid to bring it up to full,the correct fluid for your car is printed on the dip stick,you need a transmission funnel and put in in the tube you pulled the dip stick out of.
if you transmission is a standard,there is a 5/8 bolt on the side of the transmission you remove and put something like a screw driver in the hole to see where the fluid level is,.

Jan 19, 2010 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Am

1 Answer

Cant find dip stick for tranny fluid 2004 sunfire


GM went to sealed transmissions. That car doesn't have a transmission dipstick.

There's a fill bolt that needs to be removed from the transmission while the car is on a level surface. If transmission fluid comes out, then you're at the proper level. Otherwise fill until fluid starts to come out. (Similar to what would be done on a manual transmission)

Look at the top of the transmission for a little red cap(like the oil fill cap) this is where you add fluid. If you want to check fluid condition, you need to remove cap and stick something in there and smear the fluid on a piece of paper to see color.

Hope this helps you out

757Nate

Dec 03, 2009 | 2004 Pontiac Sunfire

2 Answers

Cant find where to fill transmission fluid on my 2001 volkswagon passat


I'm not an expert on Volkswagens, but on all the cars I've ever owned, transmission fluid was added directly down the tube that houses the transmission fluid dip stick. Remove the dip stick and use a funnel with a narrow opening. I hope this helps you out.

Nov 19, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat

2 Answers

How do you add fluid?? Don't see a fill plug


If automatic transmission use the dip stick tube to fill, but watch that you don't over fill.

Sep 05, 2009 | 2003 Acura 3.2TL

2 Answers

How can i put transmission fluid into my car,how much do i put in


Check the Level of the transmission fluid by pulling the Transmission dip stick. The colour of the dip stick is most likely red in colour and you need to check it with the car's engine running and hot. Pull the dip stick out clean it off and check it again. always check the second reading. 
To fill the transmission, you need to fill it through the Transmission dip stick tube. Yes your going to need a thin funnel and good luck. Do not over fill the transmission. over filling will cause damage to the transmission. 
Best thing is, if you have not done a transmission oil and filter change. Have it done at a Transmission shop and you'll know that the transmission level is fine and have them show you have to check and fill the Transmission. As time goes by and mileage get's high, the fluid will get contaminated and the filter plugged up which would in turn cause a transmission failure.
Good luck and hope this helps. Oh and the type of transmission fluid should be in your manuel or stamped on the dip stick.

May 22, 2009 | 2000 Renault 181

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

433 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

63801 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21990 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...