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Transmission fluid is checked with a special dipstick and a scan tool. Should read at certain levels depending on temperature
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so..how can we check it...in a roadside situation in the middle of the night when we see a leak ???how will we know its safe to drive before we burn out the tranny ???
sounds like a lawsuit just waiting to happen,,,,,,
sine they are taking responsabilty for it by sealingt it off.
Dorman has the transmission dipstick now - 917-327
They are around $20 at Amazon
Wow, thanks for the advice. I've been avoiding to pay $50 thru Chrysler for a freaking dip stick that should have been included when ppl paid $30k for a car.
for thegogetter222, you can use the Oil Dip stick to check the trans fluid level. Just wipe it clean, stick it into the trans dipstick tube until it bottoms out. Measure it from the bottom with a ruler. As long as the ATF level is between 40-60 mm, you will be ok.
Wow, thanks guys! When i searched this model number on amazon, they through a big o' red flag at me saying it doesn't fit my 2012 G Caravan. I'm assuming its because its an oil dip stick and not a transmission dip stick... whatever I guess.
Anyway, I don't even know where the heck the transmission fluid tube is!!! Where should I be looking? thanks again guys!
Wait, are you guys saying that the 2012 GC comes with no tranny dipstick but a tube where you can stick a universal dipstick in? How does that prevent dirt, water, and other crap from getting into the tranny? Or is there a cap of some sort?
My '08 has a tranny dipstick.
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