Good Question . The fluid level must be checked with the vehicle level and engine running at idle , Set park brake . Start engine . Then move the shift lever through all gear ranges Ending in NEUTRAL ( NOTE ) Incorrect fluid level readings will result if the vehicle has just been driven at high speeds for aextended period , IN hot weather in city traffic , or pulling a trailer if so let the fluid cool down about 30 minutes . Check fluid level at normal operating temp . add fluid a little at a time Do NOT OVER FILL ( Check LEVEL ON DIP STICK ) as to your question as for adding fluid if you can do it with the engine running sure just watch out for all those moving parts , or be on the save side and turn the engine off ,add fluid , start car , check fluid level , turn off engine , add fluid , start car ,check ,
NOTE: Check with your manufacturer's requirements, not all transmissions should be running when fuid is checked. ie: Ford 5R55 series and several other electronic transmissions will not read correctly when engine is running. Although the majority require the engine to running, many newer transmissions just need to be at operating temperature with the engine off when checking the level.
Some also require the engine to be running and the trans in park and some require the trans to be in neutral while engine is running.
you need to check your transmission fluid while your car or truck is running to get accurate results
There actually isn't one. It's a sealed system. There is a cap to fill the transmission directly on top of the transmission. If you need to check the level, lift the car in the air and there is a 11mm plug on the bottom of the transmission. With the car running (Warning: The car must remain running while plug is out!) take the plug out, the fluid should trickle out of the hole. If no fluid comes out add fluid. Don't shut the car off while it is running or else fluid will pour out.
Your pour it right down the transmission fluid dipstick. Check often and be careful not to overfill. Remember to shift through all gears while the car is on and then check the fluid while the car is still running.
Maintaining transmission fluid in a car is important to keeping a car running smoothly. A person adds transmission fluid in the same tube of the dipstick, where they check the transmission fluid.
You sgould add Transmission Fluid through the dipstickwith the car running
Okay, You know where the transmission fluid dipstick is? You get a funnel, and pour the transmission fluid right into the little tube you pulled the dipstick out of. Be sure to have the car running when you check the transmission fluid level; if the car is turned off you will get false readings. (Remember though that the oil can only be accurately checked when the car is not running.)
My transmission was low on fluid. My gears would slip, I'd be driving and then I'd push on the gas and I wouldn't go any direction. I was checking my transmission fluid while the car was off and it said there was enough fluid in it. I started checking my fluid while it was running and found out I was out of transmission fluid. Once I put fluid in it, my problem went away and has been running good since.
yes its best to add it and check it when the car is running and warm
the car has to be warm running, in park, and level to check the transmission fluid
Perhaps you have a leak in your transmission. Check the transmission fluid while the car is running. DO NOT check any other fluids while the engine is running.
transmission fluid is checked with the car cooled off -never when running-(daddmac)
200 Chevy Malibu has a sealed system, so it does not have a dipstick to check the transmission fluid. If there are issues, one has to check the fluid while the car is running.
My 1990 Chevy celebrity does not have a drain plug on the transmission pan. Your car probably does not have one either. You could break loose a transmission line from the radiator and add fluid in the dipstick tube while the car is running until the color of the transmission fluid clears up. I am guessing you are trying to change the transmission fluid. This is how I changed my transmission fluid there are lots of videos on how to do this on youtube.
It is very easy to check the transmission fluid level in a 1995 Dodge Avenger ES. You will need to park the car on level ground and keep it running while checking the fluid level. The dipstick is located where you put the transmission fluid.
If your car running less then 10 minutes then it's considered a car with cold transmission fluid (fluid should be in the region of cold level marks, but not lower), if more then 10 minutes then it's hot (fluid should be in the region of hot level marks, but not higher). When you check transmission fluid level your car should be running.
You add some ATF (automatic transmission fluid) and hope your transmission isn't shot. Typical fill level is found with the vehicle in neutral and running (with parking brake on!) and the fluid is warm.
In the transmission. Also the dipstick will be under the hood and will say transmission on it and probably say what kind of mercon fluid to put in. Check level while the engine is running and warm.
Transmission fluid is a very important fluid while maintaining a car. Transmission fluid can be low, and a car can drive a decent length without any problems. However, the distance is dependent on the shape and condition of the rest of the car.
A person should use the right type of transmission fluid in their car to keep it running well. The 1993 Nissan Maxima uses Dextron III transmission fluid.
When was the last time you serviced the Transmission. Pull out the dipstick on the transmission while car is running with the transmission in park. and check the fulid level is it full of fluid?, if so smell the fluid does it stink or look dark? Then this may be all you need to do is take it to a Shop and let then service it for you.
Drive the car for about 15 minutes to heat (and thus expand) the automatic transmission fluid (ATF), then park the car on level ground, but leave it running. Remove the ATF dipstick and check the level. You need to keep the engine and transmission running and warm when you're checking the ATF level because the fluid level mark on the ATF dipstick is calibrated for a warm, running condition, and because a significant amount of ATF will be in the torque converter only while the engine is running. If you measure ATF level while the engine isn't running, you'll get an inaccurately high reading because the ATF will drain out of the torque converter and go into the transmission pan, which is where the tip of the dipstick is located.
you have to jack the car up as its running, run it threw the gears, then with the car still running there is a plug similar to the one used to drain oil, unscrew it if fluid comes out its full.