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Transmission Fluid Level

Hello Guys I tried searching but I couldn't find the answer to my question so here it goes, I was checking my Transmission fluid yesterday after getting home from work and after wiping the stick and checking again I only see the two cold holes with transmission fluid marked on the transmission fluid stick, the hot ones were not marked the transmission fluid was below them. Is this normal or is my transmission fluid low? Should it have at least reached one of the hot holes since I had just gotten home from work?

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From the 2006 Owner's Manual:

Automatic Transmission

Selection of Lubricant
It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the
transmission to assure optimum transmission performance.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended transmission
fluid, refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts
for correct fluid type. It is important that the transmission
fluid be maintained at the prescribed level using the
recommended fluid.

CAUTION!

Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s
recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder. Using a transmission fluid other than the
manufacturer’s recommended fluid will result in
more frequent fluid and filter changes. Refer to
Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for correct
fluid type.


Fluid Level Check
NOTE: If equipped with a dipstick, use the following
procedure. If your vehicle has a capped dipstick tube, it
is sealed and should not be tampered with. Your authorized
dealer has the proper tools to ensure that the fluid
level is set properly.

Check the fluid level while the transmission is at normal
operating temperature. This occurs after at least 15 miles
(25 km) of driving. At normal operating temperature the
fluid cannot be held comfortably between the fingertips.

To check the automatic transmission fluid level properly,
the following procedure must be used:

1. Operate the engine at idle speed and normal operating
temperature.

2. The vehicle must be on level ground.

3. Fully apply the parking brake and press the brake
pedal.

4. Place the gear selector momentarily in each gear
position ending with the lever in P (Park).

5. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and reinsert it until
seated.

6. Remove the dipstick again and note the fluid level on
both sides. The fluid level should be between the “HOT”
(upper) reference holes on the dipstick at normal operating
temperature. The fluid level is only valid if there is a
solid coating of oil is seen on both sides of the dipstick. If
the fluid is low, add as required into the dipstick tube. Do
not overfill. After adding any quantity of oil through the
oil fill tube, wait a minimum of two (2) minutes for the oil
to fully drain into the transmission before rechecking the
fluid level.

NOTE: If it is necessary to check the transmission below
the operating temperature, the fluid level should be
between the two “COLD” (lower) holes on the dipstick
with the fluid at approximately 70°F (21°C) (room temperature).
If the fluid level is correctly established at
room temperature, it should be between the “HOT”
(upper) reference holes when the transmission reaches
180°F (82°C). Remember it is best to check the level at the
normal operating temperature.

CAUTION!

Be aware that if the fluid temperature is below 50°F
(10°C) it may not register on the dipstick. Do not add
fluid until the temperature is elevated enough to
produce an accurate reading.


7. Check for leaks. Release parking brake.

To prevent dirt and water from entering the transmission
after checking or replenishing fluid, make certain that the
dipstick cap is properly reseated. It is normal for the
dipstick cap to spring back slightly from its fully seated
position, as long as its seal remains engaged in the
dipstick tube.

Special Additives
The manufacturer recommends against the addition of
any additives to the transmission. Exception to this
policy is the use of special dyes to aid in detecting fluid
leaks.

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Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s
recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder. Using a transmission fluid other than the
manufacturer’s recommended fluid will result in
more frequent fluid and filter changes. Refer to
Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for correct
fluid type.
They're not kidding. If you add fluid, make sure its the GENUINE synthetic Chrysler stuff made specifically for THAT transmission. Dump Dextron III (or whatever) into it, and you can kiss it goodbye.

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