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Old 09-22-2010, 05:14 PM
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Transmission Fluid Level Question

Hey guys, sorry for the stupid question but I've searched on here and don't have a factory manual so I was wondering what is the correct procedure for checking the trans fluid level on a 05. I checked it in park on a flat surface with the motor running after driving the truck for about 10-15 minutes of mixed driving. the dipstick read between halfway to full on the cold section of the stick. I assumed at that point it should be reading on the 'hot' section, as I'd think it would be at operating temp after a 10 minute drive??? I went to buy fluid and my Ford dealer told me if it shows on the stick (even in the cold section) to leave it alone but that doesn't seem right to me. I'm leaving on a trip tomorrow and taking the truck so I'd like to get it sorted asap. Thanks, Tyler
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That doesnt make sense. Make sure it is correct on the stick.
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thats what I figured, so checking in park is fine? How long do you have to drive until it is considered 'hot'?
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Cold and hot are more like normal and SCALDING. From doing checking trans levels at LEAST 20 times a day for about 8 months now 5 days a week that's what I've realized. If your engine is really hot then check it at hot. If it's just normal warm to hot then it should be lower on the stick.

Ok so maybe not scalding but pretty dang hot. But not cold and hot. Warm and pretty hot.

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thats what I figured, so checking in park is fine? How long do you have to drive until it is considered 'hot'?

I would run a good ride. I just checked mine after my ride home from work (14 miles)
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:30 PM
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yeah, my truck wasn't 'scalding' when I checked it (coolish day out, not pulling a trailer or anything, not even really stop and go driving) - so the top end of the cold rating on the dipstick is probably fine do you think?

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Yea. Check it when you first start it up. On level ground in P. Then it should be right around C
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cool, thanks guys I really didn't want to overfill so this is helpful
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You can always just drain the pan and then start over from there.
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