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Tranny fluid level advice.

Last week I purchased an '08 FX4 and noticed that when I pull the dipstick out to check the transmission fluid it hardly has anything on it. I've checked it while both hot and cold. There are no noticeable leaks anywhere. I have religiously checked every day since I got the truck and have not seen anything in regards to a leak. The truck actually runs and shifts just fine, but this has my slightly worried. Before I drove off the lot the dealer serviced it. Changed all fluids and I even specifically mention the transmission fluid. He said they would check it.

My question is, should I just drop the pan and change the oil/filter, do a complete flush, or just leave it? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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If fluid looks clean id just add some till its at the correct level. But hope you learned your lesson to never trust a dealer. Shoulda coulda woulda but ya should have checked it before you pulled off the lott.

And not to be a dick but your in the wrong section. We all have different motors and trannies than you do.
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Thanks for the reply. And you are correct, I'm definitely in the wrong section.
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I moved this to the 6.4L Problems Forum/Tranny Problems.


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I moved this to the 6.4L Problems Forum/Tranny Problems.
Yes Sir. Now Intelocalypse is in the right section'
Wait a minute.......does that mean CarportMechanic is in the wrong section now ??

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make sure tranny is up to temp, and in neutral and check it thats the way i did mine!

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Thanks for the reply. I just tried that and still got the same result. There is fluid on the dipstick and it is at the right level however it just doesnt look like that much. My F150 has a lot more fluid on the stick than this thing ever does.

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