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 check transmission fluid in a Honda Civic, allow the transmission to work for sometime. After that, inspect the dipstick for fluid level and color. More »

The kind of transmission fluid that a car needs depends on the type of transmission that the car has. Automatic transmissions take automatic transmission fluid, and manual transmissions can take a variety of oils. More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Transmission

The average amount of transmission fluid a passenger car can hold is approximately 12 quarts, but it can be as much as 36 quarts dependent on the vehicle model and type. The owner's manual for a vehicle lists the amount ... More »

Dirty transmission fluid causes problems when shifting gears: grinding noises, stalling or misfiring of the engine and overheating of the transmission. These problems are very similar to those caused by low transmission ... More »

The front pump in a transmission builds up and releases hydraulic pressure to move valves in the valve body, apply clutch components, keep the transmission lubricated and provide fluid to the transmission cooler. The pum... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Transmission