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low on automatic transmission fluid


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01-30-05, 10:30 PM   #1  
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low on automatic transmission fluid

The automatic transmission in my 1995 Sable has started to pause for a few seconds when I start to pull away from stop lights, signs, etc. I checked the fluid level , and it appears to be low, but am puzzled about where I should put more in. My owners manual says to put the fluid in the filler tube. Can that be right?

 
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01-30-05, 11:42 PM   #2  
The owners manual is right (why wouldn't it be?). The correct fluid would be Mercon. Correct level would put the fluid in the crosshatch AT OPERATING TEMP.

 
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01-31-05, 06:46 AM   #3  
The filler tube is where the dipstick is. You have to use a funnel to put it in. Did you check the fluid lever with it in park and the engine running?
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