Originally Posted by speedy25
the most accurate is hot. then all the fluid has been pumped into all the spaces it needs to get to. Yes you will see large differences on the dipstick between cold and hot, but since your car spends most of its time HOT you should measure it that way.
1.First, put your vehicle on a level surface.
2.Start engine and allow to idle in PARK for at least 1 minute, the warmer the fluid the more accurate your reading will be.
3.While sitting in driver seat,place the gear selector in each position let say 5 seconds each then return gear selectro to PARK. Do not forget to apply break while doing this.
4.Raise your hood and remove transaxle dipstick and wipe clean with suitable cloth.
5.Install dipstick and take fluid level reading.If the vehicle has been driven for at least 15 minutes before inspecting fluid level, transaxle can be considered hot and reading should be above the WARM mark. If vehicle has run for less than 15 minutes and more than 60 seconds transaxle can be considered warm and reading should be above ADD mark. Add fluid only if level is below ADD mark on dipstick when transaxle is warm
And alwyas remeber to do not overfill automatic transaxle, fluid
leak or damage can result.