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Old 11-28-2003, 06:57 PM
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help: transmission fluid level check stick

Instead of "2", I get "1". On the other side of the stick, it looks like "1-B".

Is it below min or above max?


After highway drive, I parked the car, left the engine on, waited 5 munites for tranny to cool, and then checked the level.

I cleaned the stick with Dunkin Donuts' napkin, inserted it fully, and then took it out.
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Old 11-28-2003, 11:37 PM
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Looks perfect. I look for them to be between the lines when warm.

If too full, it will spit trans fluid out all over the rear of the trans.
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Old 11-29-2003, 04:26 PM
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But on the back side, the left part of the stick indicates BELOW MINIMUM.

When I measure right after I turn off the engine, the stick looks like pic 2 (no gap, horizontal line that distinguishes wet area and unwet area), but it is wet up to far above the max line.
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Old 11-29-2003, 07:14 PM
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I had the same problem and washed the dipstick with laquer thinner which solved the problem
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Old 11-29-2003, 08:22 PM
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Automatic transmission fluid level checking is done with engine idling; car parked on level surface. Best to do after driving for 15 miles or so in order to get it fully warmed up.

What MB make are you checking?
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Old 11-29-2003, 11:57 PM
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By the way, how do I open the hood fully vertically?
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Old 11-30-2003, 01:05 PM
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to open hood vertically go to hinge on drivers side, find little lever and pull down toward the right side, push hood up so the lever clears, then go to the other side, find the little lever and pull it down toward the drivers side, then push the hood up past the catch and all the way up. to lower pull the lever on the drivers side and it will come all the way down without touching the right side.
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Old 12-01-2003, 10:43 AM
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Thank you for your replies.

I went to dealer. At dealer, it looked like pic 2, but below minimum level.

I visited the dealer 3 times for tranny leakage. The last visit was about two weeks ago.
Now it is already below minimum.

It is not likely that the dealer top it off incorrectly after replacing tranny reaction valve two weeks ago.
So I think it leaks again, though I did not yet notice sign of leakage undercarriage.
Dealer also thinks it may be leaking again.

I am disappointed and very tired. At the 3rd visit, the dealer said "I know this is third time. This time, we will really fix the tranny leakage."

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