How To Check Transmission Fluid Level 4L60E References. Engine oil dipsticks in cars with an automatic gearbox in most cases are yellow, and dipsticks for checking the fluid level in an automatic gearbox are red. So, i had a transmission shop in my area do a fluid and filter change on my truck (2000 silverado, 5.3 & 4l60e).

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The fluid looks and smells clean…could this be a tps issue? Since its release in 1993, dexron 3 (dex iii) was the recommended transmission fluid for the 4l60e. If you let the trans get even 1/2 quart low you will and or have damaged your transmission.

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Then, a couple days later i checked the fluid level and it's overfilled. The fluid level should be between two marks labeled either full and add or hot and cold. If you can’t check the transmission fluid but are having problems, you will need to take your car in for service.

The Ability Of Additional Fluid Will Range From An Extra Quart Or More With A Deep Pan.

When you check with the engine off fluid is not circulating so yes it is way higher than any markings on most transmission dip sticks. Level is checked hot and running. Place a funnel into the dipstick tube, and pour in one quart of fresh transmission fluid at at time, checking the fluid level with the dipstick after each quart.

I Never Check It By The Cold Level.

Never with the engine off. Let engine warm up and continue to run throughout operation unless vehicle's owner's manual says otherwise. Isuzu automatic transmission fluid — type, capacity, instruction.

Remove The Siphon Tube From The Transmission Dipstick Tube When All Fluid Has Been Removed.

Again it has to be tested with engine running and transmission in park. So, remove the pan, insert the lokar tube, if it protrudes bast the gasket level, measure the tube for that gasket and then use a hacksaw to scribe a mark on the stick at that point. We recently did some intentional test with a unit we use to check different ideas.

The Capacity Depends On Which Transmission You Have.

If there is no fluid continue to fill until you are at the full mark (if the trans is cold) or ‘hot’ if the trans is hot. Most passenger vehicles take from 12 to 16 quarts of transmission fluid, but the model of. The recommeded transmission fluid for the gm 4l60e is dexron 3 / dexron 6 / dex merc.