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need help. should be easy to answer

im about to ask a dumb question. I bought my PSD about 3000 miles ago(my first diesel). I have built gas engines from bare blocks. Im not an idiot but I am a diesel idiot. I just checked the tranny fluid in my diesel for the first time. I pulled dipstick wiped it and it was dry, no fluid at all.

#1 How the hell do you add fluid when the tube is parallel to the ground?
#2 The tranny tube seemed a little loose to me, is that common?
#3 Is the tranny dipstick for these diesels a very thin rope looking piece of metal? i would love to see a picture of one to see if its actually the right one.

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I use a flexible funnel, jam it in to seal then bend up to pour. Yep its a pain.

Loose?
They are only held in by an Oring and the one tab that bolts to the bell housing, so loose is not uncommon.

Sounds like the same dipstick i have seen.

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thanks gas. anyone else please?

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Yea. Just use a funnel. The tube can bend up. And it's the yellow one that says Mercon on it. idk If it says transmission or not. You did check it while running and in P right?



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Yea. Just use a funnel. The tube can bend up. And it's the yellow one that says Mercon on it. idk If it says transmission or not. You did check it while running and in P right?
Yes i did but i cant believe its not slipping or anything and no fluid on the dip stick at all.

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It might be just below it. After you add at least a qt to it, shift if through the gears a couple times allowing each gear to catch and run for a few seconds in it. Then so on and so forth.



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It might be just below it. After you add at least a qt to it, shift if through the gears a couple times allowing each gear to catch and run for a few seconds in it. Then so on and so forth.
You must have been right. i added a half a quart and then could see it on the dipstick. What a terrible design btw. thanks

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Make sure you check your transfer case fluid and make sure it's not overfull. It's fairly common for the seal on the front of the transfer case to fail and leak trans fluid into the transfer case.

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Make sure you check your transfer case fluid and make sure it's not overfull. It's fairly common for the seal on the front of the transfer case to fail and leak trans fluid into the transfer case.
Yea I've seen that at work. When we change oil we check all the boxes underneath too and I've pulled a Tcase fill plug and it poured out. I asked them up top to check the trans (we do anyway, but said it'd probably be low) and sure enough it was.



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Yea I've seen that at work. When we change oil we check all the boxes underneath too and I've pulled a Tcase fill plug and it poured out. I asked them up top to check the trans (we do anyway, but said it'd probably be low) and sure enough it was.
ok so you are saying to check tcase? how do i do this?

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