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Old 03-13-2010, 03:45 PM
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Transmission Fluid Dip Stick ????

I have a 1996 F250 7.3 L Manual Transmission - I have looked all over the engine compartment an for the life of me I can't find the dip stick to check the transmission fluid. I referenced a manual that said it is mounted on the fire wall, and when I thought I found it - the cap said use Dot 3 brake fluid, Actually there are two places that I found a cap that said this - 1 on the brake booster and the one that I thought was for the transmission located to the left of it.

I am I just blind or does the 96 F250 7.3 L don't have a way of checking fluid levels?
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:07 PM
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The manual trans does not have a dipstick. There is a plug about half way up on one side of the trans.
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:02 PM
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Forddieseldoctor - Thank you ! Will check it out tomorrow first thing - is the dipstick accessible from the engine compartment, or do I need to get under the truck to read it ?
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Let someone else get under the truck and do it. If you take out the wrong bolt, you can cause damage.
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He said it does not have a dipstick. There is none on the manual transmission. If it is anything like a car I used to have, you remove the plug to check the level. If the level is about even with the opening, it is full.
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it uses atf not gear oil
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:44 AM
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He said it does not have a dipstick. There is none on the manual transmission. If it is anything like a car I used to have, you remove the plug to check the level. If the level is about even with the opening, it is full.
Exactly. Same idea.
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