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Old 05-08-2006, 01:03 PM
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Adding Transmission Fluid

Hi, I am new to the forum and hope you can assist. Just purchased my wife and ML350 and went to change the oil. Well, I pulled a bobe head move and removed the transmisison fluid drain plug Not being color blind I realized the oil is not useually red, but not before I lost approx 1.5 quarts. Long prelude to a simple question
How do I add transmission fluid? any help is appreciated
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Hi, I am new to the forum and hope you can assist. Just purchased my wife and ML350 and went to change the oil. Well, I pulled a bobe head move and removed the transmisison fluid drain plug Not being color blind I realized the oil is not useually red, but not before I lost approx 1.5 quarts. Long prelude to a simple question
How do I add transmission fluid? any help is appreciated
welcome to the boards
to answer your question about filling your transmission fluid you pour it through the dipstick tube .The trans fluid is synthetic so make sure you add the proper stuff and the correct amount.The dipstick might be sealed so before you break the seal you should have the replacement seal and you will also need the dipstick(service tool) to tell you how much fluid to add.If you drive around with trans fluid over or underfilled you will damage the very expensive transmission, other then that good luck with ML.

btw ,about your second sentence it sounds like you bought a wife and a ML?
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Man I hope she does not see this. Good catch. Really appreciate the assistance. One last question, given they hide the oil drain plug is the Transmission Dip Stick in plain view.
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dipstick seal should be red in color towards the back of the engine by the firewall on the passenger side of the engine.
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Great, thanks for the assistance. You helped me out of a very embarrassing situation.
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