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post #1 of 7 Old 11-08-2010, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Checking Auto Tranny Fluid Level

Does anyone else have trouble checking the fluid level in their E40D? I have never been able to see a line that shows exactly what the level is as compared to checking the engine oil level. Fluid appears to be covering the entire indicator. I know that the dipstick has different sides for checking the fluid when cold or hot but I never see a line no matter when I check it. Ford filled it last when the toque converter seal was replaced so I would hope that the level is correct. Any tips or hints that would help me out are appreciated.

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i had my trans (e40d) serviced and i have the same deal. when i check the fluid level it appears overfull, even when the vehicle is cold. i always make sure the truck is level when i check. i hope this is normal and that my mechanic did not make a mistake.
Sorry, no tips, just he same worry.
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Thanks, it's good to know I'm not alone I guess.

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Anybody else have this issue?

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Is there a solution? An overfilled transmission can cause issues.

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i too have the 97 f250 and have the same concern with the tranny stick.

i trust my mech fully, so i dont worry about it

but it is the same as you described how its hard to tell
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