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Q: When checking the transmission fluid via the plug should the car be running?
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Should car be running when checking transmission fluid?


Should the engine be running or not when checking the oil dipstick?

Should be off for oil, on for transmission fluid check.

Should the car be running when checking the transmission fluid?

yes and level ground in park.(drive car for 5 to 10 miles before checking)

Should transmission fluid be foamy when checking?

No, foaming is an indication that there is contamination or the fluid is overfull.

Where do you check transmission fluid on 1988 Dodge Diplomat?

should be a dipstick back next to the firewall for checking transmission fluid.

Should a Chrysler Concorde be running when you add transmission fulid?

Yes all automatics should be runnung when adding and most chrystlers should ne in Neutral not park when checking the fluid.

94 merc topaz trans problem?

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.

Does a 95 sable have to be running to check the transmission fluid?

Any engine needs to running, and at normal operating temperature, before ever checking the transmission fluid level. Checking this fluid without the engine running will give false readings indicating a full reservoir, when in fact if running, may not even be half full in some instances. Equally as bad as a half full transmission is one that is overfilled - too much of a good thing will also kill the transmission.

Should the car be running when checking power steering fluid level?

Yes it should.

Should the engine be running when checking transmission fluid in my 1988 Mercedes 190e?

yes, in park, at operating temperature (let it warm up for about for about 5 minutes)

Does engine need to running when checking transmission fluid for a 2000 v70 Volvo?

Yes it does. The proper way to check automatic transmission fluid is to check it while engine is at idle.

Should you check automatic transmission fluid with the vehicle running?

yes when its running and warm

Transmission keeps slipping on 200 Pontiac Sunfinre What should you check?

Check the transmission fluid level. You can only get an accurate reading on this if it is checked with the engine running and has been run for like 5 miles or so. Checking the transmission fluid when cold gives a false reading as ALL the fluid has drained into the pan.

Checking Saturn vue transmission fluid?

how do I put transmission fluid in a Saturn vue

How do you check the transmission fluid in a 2005 Jeep Cherokee?

You need to check the fluid level with the engine running. Other than that it is the same process as if you were checking your oil.

How do you check transmission fluid for a 1995 Oldsmobile cutlass?

Pull out the transmission dipstick (red handle) just as you would for checking the motor oil, but with the engine running and the transmission in neutral or park.

When checking automatic transmission fluid does the car need to be on or off?

It varies from one car to another. Some recommend checking it with the engine off, some with the engine running in park, some with the engine running in neutral, etc. The owners manual for the vehicle will tell you how it should be done on yours.

How do you check transmission fluid level on 1995 Dodge avenger ES?

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.

How do you check transmission dipstick eclipse?

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.

What kind of transmission fluid goes in 1998 Mazda 626?

Checking and adding Tranny fluid.There is a dipstick for the transmission fluid on all automatic transmissions, which is separate from the engine oil dipstick. The tube the dipstick sits in is the only place where fluid can be added. You will probably need the funnel with the really long, skinny neck, to be able to get the fluid into the tube. Be careful not to overfill the transmission, and be sure that you have the right kind of transmission fluid. The automatic transmission fluid level should be checked with the engine running, the transmission in Park or Neutral, and on a level surface. DO NOT PUT ENGINE OIL IN THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION!

Where do you fill transmission fluid on manual Ford F350?

there is a plug in the side of the transmission. Remove the plug, the fluid should be up to the hole just before running out.

How do you check the transmission fluid in a Honda recon 250 ATV?

The motor and transmission share the same fluid. So if you check the oil you are also checking the transmission fluid.

If the transmission fluid reads empty before driving your car and full after should you add fluid?

you need to check your transmission fluid while your car or truck is running to get accurate results

How do you check transmission fluid in 2002 Road King?

Checking fluids is an important part of owning a vehicle. The Transmission fluid can be checked by checking the dipstick on the right side of the vehicle.

Where does the transmission fluid go in a Ford F-150?

Transmission fluid is added into the dipstick tube (use a funnel). Be sure to check fluid level with the engine running and transmission in Park. Vehicle should be on a level surface. Fluid should be in the "cross hatched" area on dipstick.