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What is the correct reading of transmission fluid on the dip stick when running for five to ten minutes should it be in between the two holes on dip stick

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at AskPatty.com

Hello, 

Thank you for writing in. Yes, the fluid level should be between the two holes on the dipstick. One is a high level marker and the other is a low level marker. You do not want the transmission fluid to be over the top hole or under the bottom hole. Always check the transmission fluid level after letting the vehicle warm up, so that you get accurate readings on the dipstick. Good luck! 


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