Originally Posted by trowelsworth
The owners manual does'nt show where proper fluid level should be on dipstick, nor does it say to check with engine running . Can anyone help me out, please.
From the service manual:
Checking A/T Fluid ECS007S7
1. Warm up engine.
2. Check for fluid leakage.
3. Remove the tightening bolt for ATF level gauge.
4. Before driving, fluid level can be checked at fluid temperatures of 30° to 50°C (86° to 122°F) using
“COLD” range on ATF level gauge as follows.
a. Park vehicle on level surface and set parking brake.
b. Start engine and move selector lever through each gear position. Leave selector lever in “P” position.
c. Check fluid level with engine idling.
d. Remove ATF level gauge and wipe clean with lint-free paper.
When wiping away the fluid level gauge, always use lint-free paper, not a cloth one.
e. Re-insert ATF level gauge into charging pipe as far as it will go.
To check fluid level, insert the ATF level gauge until the cap contacts the end of the charging pipe,
with the gauge reversed from the normal attachment conditions.
f. Remove ATF level gauge and note reading. If reading is at low side of range, add fluid to the charging
Do not overfill.
5. Increase ATF oil temperature to 80°C (176°F) once.
6. Make the fluid temperature approximately 65°C (149°F).
Fluid level will be greatly affected by temperature as shown in figure. (Figure not shown here )
Therefore, be certain to perform
operation while checking data with CONSULT-II.
a. Connect CONSULT-II to data link connector.
b. Select “MAIN SIGNALS” in “DATA MONITOR” mode for “A/T” with CONSULT-II.
c. Read out the value of “ATF TEMP 1”.
7. Re-check fluid level at fluid temperatures of approximately 65°C (149°F) using “HOT” range on A/T fluid
_ When wiping away the fluid level gauge, always use lint-free paper, not a cloth one.
_ To check fluid level, insert the ATF level gauge until the
cap contacts the end of the charging pipe, with the gauge
reversed from the normal attachment conditions as
8. Check fluid condition.
_ If fluid is very dark or smells burned, refer to check operation
of A/T. Flush cooling system after repair of A/T.
_ If ATF contains frictional material (clutches, bands, etc.),
replace radiator and flush cooler line using cleaning solvent
and compressed air after repair of A/T. Refer to CO-9, "RADIATOR"
9. Install the removed ATF level gauge into the fluid charging pipe.
Level gauge bolt: : 5.1 N·m (0.52 kg-m, 45 in-lb)