By Deanna Sclar . If your vehicle hesitates when your automatic transmission shifts gears, check the transmission fluid level before you let any mechanic start talking about servicing or adjusting your transmission or selling you a new one. To check your automatic transmission fluid, look for a dipstick handle sticking out of your transmission.
Add transmission fluid, if necessary. Add the fluid a little at a time, rechecking the level periodically, until it is at the correct level. If you've drained the care completely, you will probably need to add between three and four quarts of transmission fluid. Otherwise, check the dipstick regularly to avoid overfilling the fluid pan.
Proper way to check transmission fluid level? Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 10 of 10 Posts. J. jimmyt · Registered. Joined May 5, 2005 · 158 Posts #1 • Jul 7, 2010. I have recently encountered the "shudder" that many talk about - that led me to check the tranny fluid and it was a bit high. ... Remove the dipstick and check the fluid level. It ...
Here's the proper way to do it based on which transmission you have (Don't know which transmission you have? See this thread.) 30RH The 30RH has to be warmed up and shifted into Neutral with the engine running so the ATF pump will run and give an accurate ATF level. The 30RH can't be checked in Park since it's transmission pump doesn't run in ...
The process often involves electronic testing devices, such as a computer scan tool. This puts checking the transmission fluid level beyond the capabilities of the average car owner. So if your car doesn’t have a dipstick, you should have your local transmission shop or dealership check the transmission fluid level at least a couple times a ...
(Be aware that some automatic transmission fluid levels are checked with the engine off. Check owner's manual.) Locate automatic transmission fluid dipstick, typically near where the transmission or transaxle meets rear of the engine. It looks similar to the oil dipstick. Remove automatic transmission fluid dipstick.
Checking the automatic transmission fluid level in your Ford V8 used to be a simple procedure. You needed only to find the dipstick, check the dipstick, and add fluid if needed. Those were the good old days and sadly, they are long gone. To check the fluid level in your truck these days, you need more time and more tools.
The reason for checking when both hot and cold is transmission fluid expands as it is heated. Note that if you drive the car at highway speed for a long period of time and then attempt to check the fluid level "hot" after that you WILL get a false reading (the fluid level will appear "high", when in fact, it is perfectly OK).
Always check the owner’s manual or service data for the proper conditions before checking the automatic transmission fluid level. Why check the automatic transmission fluid level. Automatic transmission fluid is the life blood of the transmission. The fluid produces hydraulic pressure needed to operate the transmission.