can't find transmission dip stick


Old 07-02-05, 07:15 PM
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Unhappy can't find transmission dip stick

I bought a used 2003 Isuzu Rodeo with a 4 cylinder engine and an automatic transmission. For the life of me I can't find a dip stick for the transmission. Am I blind? How do I check the transmission fluid level?
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Old 07-02-05, 09:58 PM
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look in the owners manual, it should tell you
Old 07-03-05, 03:56 AM
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I'm sure someone will chime in if I'm wrong, but I believe that vehicle does not have one
I haven't worked on one of these, but if it does have no dipstick, I believe you must remove a cap on the side of the transmission to check the level
Old 07-04-05, 04:32 AM
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Slickshift is right. My friend has one. There is no dipstick!
Old 07-04-05, 08:22 AM
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Yes as they said no dip stick. The guy who designed it is the DIPSTICK!!!

The vehicle must be level to check. Look in the owner's manual, but I believe it must be at operatng temp. to check. What fun -- crawling under a hot vehicle and taking a plug out of the transmission pan. If I remember right the vehicle also has to be running. You then add fluid through the hole the plug is in---how convenient!

Think how much fun this will be on a vehicle with a leak that has to be checked frequently. I first came across this brilliant idea on a BMW but others have it also.

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