This transmission does not have a dipstick (a modern trend that affect
both US and foreign makes). There is a "check plug." The theory is,
unless you see fluid leaking, there is no need to check it. This was
the auto manufacturers' response to drivers that routinely either
overfill an automatic transmission, or add the wrong type of fluid.
Not having a dipstick weeds out most of the people who make mistakes.
Yeah I realized that just about the same time I hit send.
Not a big deal to check with the level plug though.
BUT unless you have a lift OR a way to elevate the vehicle and keep it
level it's not worth the effort.
Basically with the level plug you lift the vehicle so you can get under
it. Put a drain pan under it and remove the level plug (located on the
converter side between the converter housing and the output shaft). If
fluid leaks out it's over full. If not then it is full or low.
Easy way to make sure is to add fluid till it leaks out(filler cap is
the vent cap located on top of the trans near the shift cable).
VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THE VEHICLE IS LEVEL. If not you can over
fill or under fill the trans. over by a little isn't a big problem,
under filled can cause BIG dollar problems.
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