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Old 07-13-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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Transmission Fluid - Dexron IIE or Dexron III

Well after a 700KM road trip,
I parked my MH and 2 days later I noticed a small puddle of what appears to be Transmission Fluid on the ashphalt under the MH. During my road trip I did NOT notice or seem to have any troubles with the transmission, ect...Upon checking the fluid level via the Transmission Dip Stick, it was showing no level...(dry dipstick)(not good)lol
When I attempted to back the MH into my parking stall I immediately noticed signifigant transmission slippage.
My initial under carriage inspection did not find any visable, noticeable signs of leaks. So my question is...
On the dipstick is says Use DexronIII only, but in my owners manuel it says Use Dexron IIE Only...
My google search says D-III is compatible with all earlier versions of D-II
I just wanna know what you guys think

Transmissions are scarey... don't want to do damage...if I havn't already

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And now you may find that a lot of places don't carry III, the spec has changed to IV.
Your fine with III, and like I said if you have any trouble finding it IV.
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On the dipstick is says Use DexronIII only,..........
My google search says D-III is compatible with all earlier versions of D-II
I just wanna know what you guys think

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You can still find products claiming to be Dexron III, just know that GM stopped licensing the use of that name several years ago, so now anybody using it should be adding "same as" or "compatible with" to their labeling. Regardless, your dipstick CAME with the tranny and I would follow its instruction and use Dexron III.

FWIW, I would NOT use the newer spec Dexron VI (six) because Allison has found it to be harmful to the seals ALLISON used in their older model trannys. That does not necessarily mean that Dex 6 will harm an older GM tranny like yours, but why take the chance? Just buy and add some Dexron III compatible fluid from a name brand supplier. Hopefully your leak did not allow you to run yours dry. Good luck.
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the spec has changed to IV.
SKIP: that is an abbreviation for intra-venous, I think you meant to post VI, which is Roman for 6. I'll bet you knew this already. Ed
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SKIP: that is an abbreviation for intra-venous, I think you meant to post VI, which is Roman for 6. I'll bet you knew this already. Ed
IV, ( 4 ) was the " new "trans fluid the year I retired and I'll have to admit I have not kept up with spec changes in the last 6 years, only know that when I went looking for III for my hydraulic system 2 years ago it was hard to find.
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