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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicle
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Changed trasmission fluid cant get fluid back in pan,

Customer Question

changed trasmission fluid cant get fluid back in pan
JA: Just to clarify, which fluid are you talking about? And what color and consistency is it?
Customer: transaxle pink fluid
JA: What is the model/year of your Subaru?
Customer: 2000 outback
JA: Are you fixing your Outback yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: trdied flling through dipstick opening then trdied putting in through drain plug but not connnected to eadh other
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 9 months ago.

hey how you

you fill it thru the Dipstick , it will be slow going in and use a small funnel that fits in dipstick

i sent you pictures of drain & dipstick and fluid capacity

Please let me know if that works for you

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

REPLACEMENT 1. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID 1. Drain ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid) by removing drain plug after allowing the engine to cool for 3 to 4 hours.

CAUTION: Before starting work, cool off the engine well. 2. Reinstall drain plug after draining ATF, and tighten it to the specified torque. Tightening torque: 24.5 ± 2.0 Nm (2.5 ± 0.2 kg.m, 18.1 ± 1.4 3. Fill ATF up to the middle of the "COLD" side on level gauge by using the gauge hole. Recommended fluid: Dexron II, IIE or III type automatic transmission fluid Fluid capacity: 9.3(+0.3/-0) l (9.8(+0.3/-0) US qt, 8.2(+0.3/-0) Imp qt)

4. Run the vehicle until the ATF temperature rises to 60 to 80°C (140 to 176°F) and check the ATF level. 2. ATF FILTER NOTE: ATF filter is maintenance free part. ATF filter needs replacement, when it has physically damaged or ATF leaked.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 9 months ago.

you can see the Gauge hole in the last picture i sent you where you fill it

you will see an arrow and says( Level Gauge)


Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 9 months ago.

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