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Tricky ATF dipstick
Posted 26 July 2002 - 09:20 PM
Draining all the fluid and reinserting the dipstick show no wet sign, which is good and clear, but what's causing the other edge to be completely dry even if it touches the fluid (assuming it does) even when the fluid pan is full or near its capacity? Putting like 4 qts into the pan and this double-edged reading would show up again. This thing puzzles me to such a degree that I'm afraid I may not have enough fluid or too much fluid.
Is there any danger if there is too much fluid? Or too little? I have a tranny fluid cooler mounted in front of the radiator, does that make any different on the overall capacity of the fluid?
Any hints will greatly be apprecicated.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 27 July 2002 - 10:09 AM
Does anyone know why?and what the actual reading is?
'90 Legacy 2.2 AWD
Posted 29 July 2002 - 04:05 PM
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Posted 29 July 2002 - 09:46 PM
If no one else is having this problem, it's best for us (those who do) to just follow strictly what it says about the tranny's total capacity and go with that. I would say if we put in at least 8 qts after a complete drain, that would be the safest bet.
Posted 29 July 2002 - 09:54 PM
do you have any more info about your tranny oil cooler... i really want to put one in, since i saw one for 50 dollars i thought it would be nice.. where did you mount it and how hard was it to install.. do you have any pics??
Posted 29 July 2002 - 10:30 PM
It's basically installed between your A/C condensor and the radiator. It comes with (most if not) all the necessay mounting kits, so it's very easy to install it.
Let me know if you need the real instructions on installing it because I have to look for what I put on and list them here so you can get the necessary parts for this job.
And no, I don't have pictures of it, but if you want, I can take some and post them here if I know how.
Posted 29 July 2002 - 11:45 PM
And yes it is BAD to put too much tranny fluid in the transmission.
Posted 31 July 2002 - 12:35 AM
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Posted 31 July 2002 - 07:22 AM
I have talked to quite a few ATA mechanics, and they have told me that while a flush will certainly cllear out all the tranny fluid, it still doesn't get what's inside the torque converter that well. I recommend changing what's in the pan a couple of times and leave it go. Just like hydrualic fluid used on the C130's I work on, if it's a good red color, there's nothing wrong with it anyway.
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Posted 05 August 2002 - 12:14 PM
I used to have a hard time due to my driveway being at a slight angle. It looked like the oil was dripping down the stick and clinging here there and everywhere. Now I just allow for it to show slightly over full but it easily shows where the level is.
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