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How to check transmission fluid on an 2003 acura tl

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how to check transmission fluid on an 2003 acura tl
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  brownjeff replied 6 years ago.
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  1. Warm up the engine to normal operating temperature (the radiator fan comes on).
  2. Park the vehicle on the level ground. Turn off the engine.

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  1. Remove the dipstick (yellow loop) (A) from the transmission, and wipe it with a clean cloth.
  2. Insert the dipstick into the transmission.

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  1. Remove the dipstick and check the fluid level. It should be between the upper mark (B) and lower mark (C).

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  1. If the level is below the lower mark, pour the recommended fluid into the filler hole (A) to bring it to the upper mark. Always use Honda ATF-Z1 Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) . Using a non Honda ATF can affect shift quality.
  2. Install the ATF filler bolt (B) with a new sealing washer (C).
  3. Insert the dipstick back into the transmission.