Why do some automatic transmissions not have a dipstick?

If you have a late-model car, it may not have a dipstick for checking the transmission fluid. Not only does this make it difficult to check fluid level and condition, it also eliminates the dipstick tube or opening through that fluid is normally added to an automatic transmission.
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Why does my transmission not have a dipstick?

Automatic transmissions which use World Standard (WS) fluid are sealed and do not consume fluid. This eliminates the need for periodic fluid checking using a dipstick.
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Do all cars have transmission dip sticks?

Many Fords, Toyotas, GMs and other vehicles no longer have an automatic transmission dipstick for checking the fluid level. Automakers are eliminating automatic transmission dipsticks. Newer transmissions are far more complex than older models and the transmission fluid levels are far more critical.
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Do newer cars not have a transmission dipstick?

Many new vehicles are doing away with the transmission dipstick and easily accessible tubes for adding fluid to your car's transmission. Here is the reason for the change: a vehicle owner can damage a transmission by overfilling or putting the wrong transmission fluid in the car.
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Do automatic cars have transmission fluid dipstick?

Also, some automatic transmissions do not have dipsticks or may require that a service professional inspect the automatic transmission fluid level. Check the vehicle's owner's or service manual.
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Why is there no transmission dipstick?

Does a sealed transmission have a dipstick?

First off, you'll know you have a sealed transmission if you don't have a dipstick to check the fluid. That said, even a sealed transmission needs to have its fluid checked or replaced on occasion.
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What cars dont have dipsticks?

Mercedes, BMW, Audi, and some Ford, Cadillac, Lincoln, Chevrolet, Chrysler, and Mazda models, plus others, have eliminated the dipsticks from their vehicles and other manufacturers are going in the same direction with the oil dipstick.
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Where is the transmission fill plug located?

For the most part, the plug is a large bolt that's located on the side of the transmission that's under the car. Remove the filler plug with a socket wrench, and check the level. Place your finger in the plug hole, and see if you get some fluid on the end of your finger.
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Do you check automatic transmission fluid with the engine running?

Transmission fluid expands in heat and in order to receive accurate results, it must be under normal operating conditions. If the fluid is checked when the engine is cold, you may get false results indicating the fluid is low. Allow the engine to continue running while you check the level.
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How do you top up automatic transmission fluid?

Top up the fluid levels through the dipstick tube, using a small funnel. Add a little at a time and check the level frequently to avoid overfilling. Use a clean funnel and fill slowly. Check the level to avoid overfilling.
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