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Old 08-26-2008, 02:34 AM   #1
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42RLE Fluid Level Check?

Hello.

How do I check the 42RLE auto tranny fluid level? With running engine?

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Old 08-26-2008, 05:00 AM   #2
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With engine running and at operating temp, that's how I do mine.

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Old 08-26-2008, 05:20 AM   #3
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ok thanks, then i did it right.

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And they are real picky, down a pint or two and it starts getting cranky, makes nasty noises.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:55 AM   #5
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only 1-2 pint missing ATF and there will be some problems?
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Start the engine, let it get up to operating temperature. Then shift through all the gears and then leave it in neutral with the engine running for the level check. You get a more accurate level check when it's in neutral since the atf pump is working in neutral. It doesn't pump in Park.
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thanks jerry!
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Start the engine, let it get up to operating temperature. Then shift through all the gears and then leave it in neutral with the engine running for the level check. You get a more accurate level check when it's in neutral since the atf pump is working in neutral. It doesn't pump in Park.
You got me wondering if I had been doing it wrong, so I went out and looked at the trans' dipstick and sure enough it says to check in neutral. Thank You.
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only 1-2 pint missing ATF and there will be some problems?
When we got our 97ZJ the tranny was making funny noises, I checked the fluid and it was down a pint and half, added, sound went away.

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