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Here is the procedure for checking the fluid level; please note the drain and fill plug locations; you should be able to match one of the pictures up to your transmission depending on what model transmission is in the vehicle. Also note, the instructions state to have the trans fluid temp between 30-50; if you do not have a scan tool to look at the fluid level of the trans; if you start the engine cold (after sitting overnight); let the vehicle idle for 10 minutes before checking the fluid, this will put the temp around 30-35 degrees.
Transmission Fluid Level Checking Procedure and Application Chart MODEL
PROCEDURE Fluid Level Checking Procedure for all Transmissions without a Dipstick:
Transmission Filler & Drain Plug Locations:
Reinsert dipstick completely. Pull out dipstick and look at level. Level should be between MAX and MIN marks as shown.
Notes on fluid level checking and adding transmission oil:
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