You will need
- Gloves and a dry cloth.
To measure the level of oil in the automatic transmission, you need to perform the following actions: warm the gearbox, after driving 10-15 miles, then put the car on a smooth horizontal surface without turning off the engine.
Wear gloves, prepare a dry rag and open the hood. Closer to the partition separating the engine compartment from the cabin, you will see a loop probe similar to the loop probe for measuring the level of oil in the engine. As a rule, it is painted in bright color.
Pull the loop and pull the dipstick from the gearbox. Wipe the dipstick with a rag and reinsert it until it stops. Pull out the dipstick again. The lowest dry place and will indicate the level of oil in the automatic transmission.
Often on the dipstick there are more marks for measuring the level of cold oil. They are designed to approximate the level when changing oil. But the final level still should check with warm oil. There are still marks about the situation in which the automatic transmission should be checked the level of oil and mark the type of oil. If the level of oil is correct, insert the dipstick back and close the hood.
It should be noted that there are transmission, where in General there are no devices for measuring the oil level. For example, the transmission Mercedes 722.6, which is now on virtually all cars of this concern. The fact that the container, which is filled with oil for gearbox, is connected to the oil pan via the bypass valve, which is designed to maintain proper oil level in the pan. Therefore, the level of the filled oil is not crucial, in contrast to other transmissions.
Often there are automatic transmissions, where the oil level is measured when setting the select lever in range "N" position. Also found the transmission where is the dipstick in the crankcase is present in the test tube. The inconvenience of measuring in such boxes is that the car should be put over the pit or lift on the lift. In these cars there are advantages. You will never fill oil above the normal level, which is very important.