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Old 05-02-2015, 07:52 AM   #1
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Proper way to check trans fluid

What is the proper way to check trans fluid in 95 Ford overdrive transmission ?

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Old 05-02-2015, 09:16 AM   #2
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Checking the Automatic Transmission Fluid
It is preferable to check the transmission fluid level at normal operating temperature
150F-170F (66C-77C), after approximately 20 miles (30 km) of driving. However,
if necessary, you can check the fluid level without having to drive 20 miles (30 km) to
obtain a normal operating temperature if outside temperatures are above 50F (10C).

NOTE: If the vehicle has been operated for an extended period at high speeds or in
city traffic during hot weather, or pulling a trailer, the vehicle should be turned off
for about 30 minutes to allow the fluid to cool before checking.

With the vehicle on a level surface, start the engine and move the transmission
shift selector through all of the gear ranges allowing sufficient time for each position
to engage. Securely latch the transmission shift selector in the P (Park) position, fully
set the parking brake and leave the engine running.

Your vehicle should not be driven if the fluid level is below the bottom hole on
the dipstick and outside temperatures above 50F (10C).

Wipe off the dipstick cap, pull the dipstick out and wipe the indicator end clean. Put the
dipstick back into the filler tube and make sure it is fully seated. Pull the dipstick out
and read the fluid level.
When checking fluid at normal operating temperature, the fluid level should be within
the crosshatched area on the dipstick. When the vehicle has not been driven, and outside
temperature is above 50F (10C), the fluid level should be between the holes on the dipstick.
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