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Old 20 Jan 2004, 11:57 am
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Default trany fluid question

This seems like a stupid question that I should
know the answer to,but I really don't.
How long do you have to let your car run
before the trany fluid should be between
the upper dots on the stick.the reason I
ask had some trouble with a ford i had ,thought
it was hot enought and added fluid than I had to much
in and had to drain it.
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Old 20 Jan 2004, 12:13 pm
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Not a stupid question, should be spelled out in owner's manual. From another (earlier) Chrysler product I remember something like - run the car 'till temp gauge is in normal range. Put transmission lever thru all the gears - PRNDL - etc. It gets pretty specific. Be sure the car is level, too.
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quicksliver is correct, I believe the owners manual states to run the car for 15 minutes prior to checking the fluid, and put the transmission lever thru all the gears, as quicksilver stated, ending in park.

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Old 20 Jan 2004, 01:04 pm
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Minmum fluid temp is 180F.
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Old 20 Jan 2004, 06:21 pm
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Ok I will bite how would U know what the temp is MX-5??
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Old 20 Jan 2004, 06:58 pm
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quote:Originally posted by SteelBlueGT

Ok I will bite how would U know what the temp is MX-5??

This might for those with a TRANNY TEMP gauge[:I]
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Old 20 Jan 2004, 07:09 pm
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make sure you replace it with the right fluid. I read some stuff about major problems using other kinda of tranny fluid

"All Chrysler four-speed automatic transmissions* are very sensitive to the quality of the transmission fluid. Only use Type ATF+4 in these transmissions. Do not use Dexron or Mercon."
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Old 20 Jan 2004, 07:39 pm
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quote:Originally posted by SteelBlueGT

Ok I will bite how would U know what the temp is MX-5??
Because the transmission fluid temp sensor transmits real-time data to the professional scanners I use.

All shifting is based on trans fluid temp and CVI-calculated volume index.
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Old 20 Jan 2004, 08:28 pm
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thanks jaxpt!! good info
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Old 21 Jan 2004, 01:46 am
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they also make an aditive called lube guard .when combined with dex3 will equal chy+4
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