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You’ve been checking your oil ever week and your coolant level every month, so now would be a great time to check all the rest of the fluids in your vehicle. Check for a burnt smell, dark brown or black coloration, and for proper level. This could include checking your transmission fluid and in a truck or SUV your transfer case and differential fluid as well. Many vehicles have a dipstick for the transmission fluid level. That level should be checked while the vehicle is running. There is also usually a “hot” and “cold” level on a transmission dipstick, so consider checking the fluid level first thing in the morning before you’ve driven anywhere that day.
Your transfer case and differentials usually just have a drain and fill plug. The fluid level is considered full when it is just up to the bottom of the fill plug. With the proper size wrench, open the fill plug. If fluid starts to drain out, consider the level good. If fluid doesn’t come running out, use your finger to feel for the fluid level inside the fill hole. Top off or change all of these fluids as necessary. Read more.