To check the transmission fluid level, find the dipstick, remove it completely, and wipe it with a rag before pushing the dipstick back into the transmission all the way and removing it again. The point that the fluid re... More »

Lifehacker recommends checking a car's transmission fluid monthly. To do so, pull out the dipstick, wipe off the fluid, and put the dipstick back in. Remove the dipstick again, and inspect the quality of the fluid. More »

To check transmission fluid level, park the car on a level surface and then start the engine. While stepping on the brake, shift the transmission through each gear setting, then put it in park. Set the parking brake, the... More »

To diagnose an automatic transmission problem, check the level of the transmission fluid to make sure the vehicle is not losing fluid, check the transmission system for leaks, and check the transmission filter to make su... More »

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To check transmission fluid level, park the car on a level surface and then start the engine. While stepping on the brake, shift the transmission through each gear setting, then put it in park. Set the parking brake, the... More »

To diagnose automatic transmission problems, check for a low transmission fluid level, which leads to poor shifting of a vehicle and gradually causes damage to the transmission, and check for leaks in the filler tube bas... More »

To check the transmission fluid, start the vehicle, park on a level surface, use the parking brake, shift through all gears and then put the vehicle in park, remove the transmission dipstick and clean it completely, retu... More »