When your vehicle is parked on a level surface, start the engine and let it warm up. Let the engine run throughout the process unless your vehicle’s owner’s manual says otherwise.
- Locate the automatic transmission fluid dipstick. It’s usually near the spot where the rear of the engine meets the tranmission or transaxle.
- Remove the dipstick and wipe any fluid from it with a clean rag. Be careful- the fluid on the dipstick might be hot.
- Re-insert and remove the dipstick again. Observe the markings on the end of the dipstick. It probably has two markings for full, one for cold and the other for warm. If the fluid level does not come up to the warm line, you’ll need to add some automatic transmission fluid. See your owners manual about the type of fluid that’s recommended for your vehicle.
- If you need to add fluid, use a long, narrow funnel to add the fluid to the same hole that the dipstick fits into. Add the fluid in small increments and keep rechecking the level until it reached the warm line. Be careful to avoid spilling the fluid onto the hot engine parts and don’t overfill the transmission.
When the fluid is at the proper level, just re-insert the dipstick and you’re done!
Your transmission should not lose any fluid during normal operation, so if the level is low, there’s a good chance that your vehicle has a leak somewhere. Consult a service professional at the Woody’s Automotive Group to avoid any possible damage to your transmission.
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