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Old 05-11-2011, 06:46 AM
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Default What is the proper way to check the ATF level?

So ya...I hear a lot of ways of doing this...so i figured i would rather hear it from people that actually drive the same truck...what is the proper way to accurately check the ATF?
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:29 AM
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Default Re: What is the proper way to check the ATF level?

Engine running and warmed up from driving around. Pull dipstick out and see that the level is within the normal hot range.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:36 AM
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Default Re: What is the proper way to check the ATF level?

make sure you wipe the dipstick and reinsert.
than pull it back out and observe the level
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:50 AM
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Default Re: What is the proper way to check the ATF level?

OK. So drive it around for a bit and let it warm up. Now. when i actually come to checking it..do i have to put the gear in drive and apply emergency brake? or just do it in park?
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:04 AM
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Default Re: What is the proper way to check the ATF level?

drive it until the temperature is where it usually is at. and just put it in park
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:34 PM
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Default Re: What is the proper way to check the ATF level?

You check it warm and after you maually shift it at idle with foot on the brake from park -1st and back to park.That way all ther valve body passages are full of fluid.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:51 PM
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Default Re: What is the proper way to check the ATF level?

X2 ^^ get it hot, park, and running at idle
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:29 PM
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Default Re: What is the proper way to check the ATF level?

im a ******* whats ATF?......automatic transmission fluid?
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