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The dipstick is on the right side of trans, (toward rear of car) near the firewall on the driver's side. Just below #13 in the diagram
Model All Model
Group Automatic Transmission(52)
Date Thursday, April 30, 2009
Proper Checking of the Automatic Transmission Fluid Level
The automatic transmission level should be checked regularly. Keep the vehicle on level ground with the parking brake.
Check fluid as follows:
1. Make sure the transmission fluid temperature is between 158-176°F, use scan tool/GDS to verify temperature if needed. Checking the fluid level before it has reached operating temperature will result in false readings. Warm-up time can vary depending on ambient temperature - see sample graph below.
2. Place the selector lever in P (Park) or N (Neutral) and engine is at idle speed.
3. Confirm the fluid level is in the "HOT" range on the dipstick. If the fluid level is lower, add the specified fluid as required.
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