Question about 2001 Ford Taurus

I found a hose, part #asm yf12-54023a26-aa, laying loose by the dipstick to check transmission fluid on my 01 Taurus. Have crawled all over it but can't find where it goes. Any advice?

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  • magic michael Found the same part hanging out in the same place. It's the drain to your windshield cowl and attaches right up above where you found it under the drivers side wiper.

    Jan 25, 2012

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depending on which trans it is there is a small dipstick on the trans at the front on the bottom these transmissions take a specific fluid so be careful

Source: No transmission fluid Dipstick on my 2007 Ford Fusion

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The car needs to be running with the transmission warm, (drive around for at least 10 minutes) Place the car in neutral. Pull the stick wipe it off and place it back in the transmission. Reads just like an oil stick, want fluid in the safe range (checked pattern) area.

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There is no dipstick on a manual transmission. On a manual tranny, you check the fluid by pulling the fill plug on the side of the transmission. The fluid is supposed to be even with the bottom of the fill plug hole. Gently stuck your finger in there and on a fully serviced trans. you will feel the fluid on your finger tip. On an auto transmission the dipstick is on the passenger side near the exhaust manifold close to the firewall. Also you fill the trans thru the dipstick. Make sure you use the proper fluid and the correct amount.22

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