Checking the fluid level when the fluid is hot

1. Drive the vehicle several miles to raise the temperature of the transmission fluid up to normal operating temperature; 158 to 1768F (70 to 808C) is normal.

2. Park the vehicle on a level surface and set the parking brake.

3. First shift the select lever in each position. Then shift it in the P position, and run the engine at idling speed.

1) Yellow handle

1) Yellow handle

1) HOT range

1) HOT range
2) COLD range
3) Upper level
4) Lower level

4. Pull out the level gauge and check the fluid level on the gauge. If it is below the lower level on the HOT range, add the recommended automatic transmission fluid up to the upper level.

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