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Transmission is slipping. Can't find a dipstick to check the fluid level. Can the transmission fluid be topped up?

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Hello! The transmission dipstick is about a foot to the right of the oil dipstick, as you're looking at the front of the engine compartment...Fluid is added through the dipstick tube...

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