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Old 08-05-2013, 08:15 AM
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Is it me but according to our owner's manual the trany dip stick should be behind the air box

I have no trany dipstick how the hell am I suppose to ck my fluid levels ?
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Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm sure that none of the eight-speeds (3.6 or 5.7) have dipsticks. Seems like Chrysler is following others with this nonsense!
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Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm sure that none of the eight-speeds (3.6 or 5.7) have dipsticks. Seems like Chrysler is following others with this nonsense!

WTF to that but if something goes wrong cause fluids can't be checked I hell won't pay a dime for repairs

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Havent seen an 8 speed myself, 6 speed still has a dipstick, but the '13 F150 I got rid of doesnt have a trans dipstick. Same with the '11+ mustangs with the same trans. Fluid has to be checked on a lift with the stubby dipstick and added with a pump on the Ford trucks.

Lot of new cars going the dipstick-free route. My wifes BMW has no oil or trans dipstick. The engine oil has an electronic level monitor that takes like 5 minutes to react to changes and the trans is a dealer only affair to check levels.
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Probably no dip stick. Hopefully done correctly at the factory. Don't worry about it. You should have a trans temp gauge. Also the power train warranty for 5 years/100k miles will fix the transmission if it breaks.
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Probably no dip stick. Hopefully done correctly at the factory. Don't worry about it. You should have a trans temp gauge. Also the power train warranty for 5 years/100k miles will fix the transmission if it breaks.
I know but rather be able to monitor the color, smell to avoid being stranded gonna have to look later underneath to see if there is at least a ck hole at very least.
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How would you put trans fluid in when changing filters?
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I read somewhere that these are lifetime fill. Basically you never change the fluids. I'll see what transpires over the years, but am skeptical.
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I swear I read 100k mile change in the manual. I'll look again, maybe that was the 6 speed.
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It is called a sealed transmission. They are not new I had one on an 07 Charger. There is a way to fill it with the car up on a lift as mentioned but there is no dipstick.
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