When adding transmission fluid to your Grand Caravan, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. All this temperature measurement fiasco is ridiculous. If too high or too low level, mm will correspond with reference. My car is way out of warranty and I did that knowing the risk of doing what I am doing. Good automatic transmission fluid is usually red although sometimes pink or light brown , without bubbles or odor.
As the fluid coming out slows, take the final bolt out and completely remove the pan. Disengage the grommet for the gearshift cable 2 from the bulkhead 1. That is a lot of miles in 3 years so someone either did a lot of highway miles easy on transmision or it did severe service like taxi in a large city. Check the fluid condition: a very dirty fluid with strong burnt smell is a warning sign of transmission problems. There is a risk of injury from contusions and burns if you insert your hands into the engine when it is started or when it is running. Overfilling the transmission can cause problems.
Thanks for the guidance here. Checking and adding manual transmission fluid if equipped 1. I have determined that after getting the car all warmed up, then sitting and letting it idle, the normal trans idle temp is 150 degrees it actually got warmer as it sat with no high speed airflow over the cooler. Pull it out again and check the fluid level. I- I ended up taking out 16 ounces. Make sure the vehicle is on a level surface or level hoist. Remove the oil filter seal 1 at the case.
Take the car to your mechanic at once. There is no issue going from any other gear to any other gear. On most cars the new transmission fluid comes red photo on the left. Once the oil level is correct, install the dipstick tube cap. But that may not be the P to R issue after all. Use Staking Tool 9721 and stake the new nut.
I hadn't been on the road. Otherwise, check the dipstick regularly to avoid overfilling the fluid pan. Only issue arises when going from P to R. Clean the filler plug or dirt and debris. Place a suitable drain pan under the converter housing end of the transmission.
Low fluid level in your transmission could destroy it. There are also aftermarket dipsticks available or you could make your own. Fluid level looks good, but does anyone know how well the temperature at the bottom of the fill tube corresponds to what the scan tool would tell you? No Transmission Dipstick No Transmission Dipstick Making automatic transmissions with no transmission dipstick seems like a strange thing for manufacturers to do, but looking at it from their point of view might make sense. Some manufacturers require to change the transmission fluid at 30,000 or 50,000 miles others specify that you never have to change it - check what's your car owner's manual says. Remove the remote pinion 1 and the remote pinion cover 2 from the case.
Install the park pawl shaft 1. I wouldn't be nervous about changing it , the change interval now for non severe service is 10years or 120000 miles. Theory: Level might be reading higher due to less viscous fluid filling the pan more when hot. It will be the cheapest and fastest way to get one. Some manufacturers require to change the transmission fluid at 30,000 or 50,000 miles others specify that you never have to change it - check what's your car owner's manual says. I wanted to upload a picture of the top of the transmission but, I do not see that option here. Mine showed just some basic wear, there wasn't as much on it as I thought there would be.
Only issue arises when going from P to R. Make sure you haven't bent the pan. Gently scribe 15, 30 and 50mm points for reference. Check the fluid condition: a very dirty fluid with strong burnt smell is a warning sign of transmission problems. A longer funnel is a necessity as well.
I wouldn't be surprised if the best they'd do is a fluid exchange. But I think those recommendations have a lot of safety built into them. Hopefully my attempt to explains thing on the graph is not too confusing. Surely an electronic sensor could have been added, linked to fluid temperature, for a few bucks. I know a lot of the level fluctuations comes from the aluminum and other materials within the transmission expanding. Remove the battery hold down bolt 3 and remove the battery 2. Start with the engine running and the car in park, if possible with the wheels off the ground.
What's the real-world word on them? Fluid level looks good, but does anyone know how well the temperature at the bottom of the fill tube corresponds to what the scan tool would tell you? Release pressure on press, remove Compressor 9725. Support the engine and transmission with a jacks. An approximate distance that the dipstick sould be inserted into the fill tube is 424 mm 16. Install pump and gasket to transmission. Give the fluid a few minutes, to get settled.