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Old 08-01-2010, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to check transmission fluid?

Not sure of correct procedure to check transmission fluid level of '06 5.9L. Should the truck be running and in neutral? Can it be in park and not running?

Do folks run a little more than full in tranny>

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Running in neutral.

There is no fluid flowing in Park.

You do not want to overfill it, it will cause foaming.
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warm the truck up some then park it on a level surface with the E brake on and the truck in neutral with the engine running. Give it a min or two and then pull the dipstick out, wipe it off, shove it back in, pull it out and see where the fluid is at. I run mine with it about an 1/8" too full(about a qt), won't hurt it at all. Sometimes there is little bubbles that come out on the dipstick but don't worry much about that just let it sit in neutral for another minute and recheck.
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x2, scott is correct. I had to contact dealership because it didnt seem right to me. At the time I did not know fluid was not circulating in converter in park. Make sure you run it through ALL the gears and then back to neutral to check it. Remember the e-brake : )
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What are the symptoms of it too full? I am having problems with high rpms at highway speed and after rechecking levels found it 1/2" too high on dip stick. Could the two be linked?
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What are the symptoms of it too full? I am having problems with high rpms at highway speed and after rechecking levels found it 1/2" too high on dip stick. Could the two be linked?
No it's not. 1/2" too full is where you want it after the fluid is hot and te truck is checked in neutral.
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