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Old 11-06-2011, 02:32 PM
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checking transmission fluid

Hi all, my 66 buick skylark has a 350 chevy engine with a 400 tubo transmission, would like to know how the fluid should be checked, hot and running in neutral , hot and running in drive, hot and not running, cold and not running,have had all these different answers given to me . Also does it hurt to have the fluid over full and if so what kind of problem would this cause ?

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I alway's check mine warm and running in park, I will start it up let it warm up then switch through the gears then place it in park and leave it running and then check. Some guy's will do a cold check first then warm it up and re-check. JMO I have also done the cold check then warm check. .




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I check my auto trans after coming home from a drive, then I shift through the gears (R D1 D2 etc) then put it in park and check it hot.

You should not run it overfull, it can cause leaks, foamy fluid, slippage...
best to run it between the low and full marks (when checked hot).
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I'm along with both guys here too. Start the engine get it to normal operating temp. and run thru the gears a few times place it in park then check it!
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