A/T Fluid Level Check
Level Check at Normal Operating (Hot) Temperature – Hot Check
1) Stop vehicle and place it level.
2) Apply parking brake and place chocks against wheels.
3) With selector at “P” position, start engine.
4) Warm up engine till fluid temperature reaches normal operating temperature (70 – 80 °C/158 – 176 °F). As a guide to check fluid temperature, warm up engine to normal operating.
5) Keep engine idling and shift selector slowly to “L” and back to “P” position.
6) With engine idling, pull out fluid level gauge, wipe it off with a clean cloth and put it back into place.
7) Pull out fluid level gauge (1) again and check fluid level indicated on it. The lowest fluid level should be between FULL HOT and LOW HOT. If it is below LOW HOT, add an equivalent of DEXRON®-III up to FULL HOT.
Automatic transmission fluid
An equivalent of DEXRON®-III
Do not race engine while checking fluid level, even after the engine start.
Do not overfill. Overfilling can cause foaming and loss of fluid through breather. Then slippage and transmission failure can result.
Bringing the level from LOW HOT to FULL HOT requires 0.4 liters (0.85 / 0.70 US/Imp. pt).
If vehicle was driven under high load such as pulling a trailer, fluid level should be checked about half an hour after it is stopped.
2. “FULL HOT” mark
3. “LOW HOT” mark