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Hey everybody, I really need help reading my Titans' dipstick. In my owners manual it doesn't say anything other than take it do a dealer to get it serviced.

I checked this post:

http://www.titantalk.com/forums/titan-engine-transmission-drivetrain/321969-transmission-fluid.html

for some guidance but the link posted takes me to an Armada walkthrough and the dipstick is completely different. If I check my fluid by inserting the dipstick where the bolt holes line up I get this: (image expertly enhanced by yours truly)




But if I follow the armada guide and flip it so the bolt hole is opposite the actual bolt shaft it comes back with the ATF barely covering the tip of it (1/8")

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I have a 2007 Titan
 

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Anybody? I'm not even sure if you're supposed to read the level from the outside lines or where the ATF becomes solid all the way across.
 

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Seems to me that if you are at that blue line you are super low. It completely depends on if the transmission is hot or cold. You have to follow that procedure or the level readings will be way off. You have to shift through all the gears just like it says as well and fully insert the dip stick with the gauge reversed.

The question you should ask is, if you are really that low, where did all the fluid go. I'm not a master mechanic but transmission fluid doesn't typically just disappear or burn off like oil. So if you are a quart low there is something really fishy going on. If you are really that low, and you aren't seeing a puddle, i would be looking in your coolant reservoir for ATF fluid. Either that or you just aren't quite measuring it right.

Follow the procedure and let us know where the level is both at cold condition and hot.
 

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Seems to me that if you are at that blue line you are super low. It completely depends on if the transmission is hot or cold. You have to follow that procedure or the level readings will be way off. You have to shift through all the gears just like it says as well and fully insert the dip stick with the gauge reversed.

The question you should ask is, if you are really that low, where did all the fluid go. I'm not a master mechanic but transmission fluid doesn't typically just disappear or burn off like oil. So if you are a quart low there is something really fishy going on. If you are really that low, and you aren't seeing a puddle, i would be looking in your coolant reservoir for ATF fluid. Either that or you just aren't quite measuring it right.

Follow the procedure and let us know where the level is both at cold condition and hot.
So you would measure from where the fluid completely coats the dipstick not those two lines that go up the side of it in my picture?
 

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Wherever the oil is touching is how high it is. You're at the green line. If the engine was cold when you did this you're fine. If it was hot then you need a little more.
 

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Yeah let your engine sit for a minute after you run it to circulate the fluid. It is a really long dip stick so it's going to rub on the tube as you are pulling it out. I would say your level is at the green line, so like Lax said if you engine was cold you are good. Unless you are seeing a puddle or drips somewhere it makes sense that your level would be completely fine. I could be all jacked up but i barely ever check the transmission fluid level unless i had a hose leak or suspected something was wrong. I think you are just fine.
 
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