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How to Check Transmission Fluid 09-17 Chevy Traverse

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  1. step : Checking the Transmission Fluid (0:19)
    • Run the vehicle up to operating temperature in a well-ventilated area
    • With the engine running, remove the transmission dipstick
    • Clean off the dipstick with a rag
    • Insert the dipstick into the hose
    • Check the dipstick
    • If necessary, add transmission fluid to the engine
    • Recheck the fluid level
    • Turn the cap clockwise

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In a well-ventilated area, we're going to start up and run the vehicle until it comes up to temperature so we can check the transmission fluid. The vehicle up to temperature, the transmission fill and dipstick is down here. Turn it counterclockwise to unlock it. It will pull straight up.

The dipstick's on the end. I'll wipe it off, put it back in. So that's actually low. Let me just check it again. Turn it on and then I'll unlock it. Pull it out. See this is, in fact, low. It's not even showing on the stick. It's very, very low. I'm going to use a long funnel and add the appropriate amount of transmission fluid and type. I'm going to take the funnel out, just check the amount.

Reinstall the dipstick. So right there it's at the max line. That's perfect. Reinstall the dipstick and the cap. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place, and clean up any spilled fluid.

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  • Transmission Fluid

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