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Old 11-20-2003, 10:34 PM
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Question What's up with my ATF level?

I tried checking my ATF level today at the dipstick and kept getting different readings.
After about 1/2hr of driving, I stopped at my local Autozone to check the level, with the engine running and trans. in park I got a reading of 'min' on 2 tries.
I picked up some fluid, but not having my service manual i went back home to check the amount needed for top-up. When I went to re-check the level, it was now up to the max level. I tried again, on the 2nd attempt more fluid was smeared up one side, past the 'max' level! Is this the long bendy dipstick/pipe making it hard to read?
I decided not to add any xtra fluid yet.
Any ideas how to getting an accurate reading?
Shifting is quite hard at the moment, though from what I read that's a fairy common 300E trait...
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Old 11-21-2003, 01:56 AM
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Yes. It is the long dipstick that makes it hard to determine.
Check BOTH sides of the dipstick!

ATF gets smeared along the dipstick on the way up or down the 'dipstick pipe' so you can easily get a wrong reading.

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Old 11-21-2003, 02:15 AM
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I think the MB tranny is about the hardest to read except an Airstream Motorhome I owned that had a dip stick about four feet long.With the MB stick going into the very front of the tranny pan your car has the be extra level to get a fair reading...........
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