2005 Dodge Dakota St 4x4 Transmission Fluid Question
I have a 2005 dodge Dakota st 3.7 liter v6 automatic 4x4 with 112000 miles on it.
I just changed The transmission fluid and filter and put a new gasket on it because found out the previous mechanic did not do it even though he was paid to do it. Everything is good and no leaks but I checked the fluid level after warming up and driving for a while in neutral with the hand brake on. It was in the upper range of full or hot not over. But when I checked it the next morning when cold it was about a quart over? So yet again checked it after driving and warming it up in neutral with a hand brake on and the fluid was in the normal range. Should I take about a half to a full quart out? It has been about a week now since all this was done? Nothing is wrong I just never had this issue before it always stayed the same no matter if it was cold or hot! Can anyone shed some light on this for me? I have checked this every day since and the same thing no difference. I used
Valvoline ATF +4 Full Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid
Thanks, everyone for help with this weird question.
Quart over on cold is weird, when after the change did you row through all the gears to make sure the fluid has circulated fully? Usually trans fluid is checked when hot because when the fluid expands when hot so what I'm assuming since it's normal operating temp shows okay, the fluid just has to be more circulated through all the gears. Try to row throw the all the trans gears, from park to whichever ya got L1-2-3 type of thing since you said it never fluctuated before. If not you can take out a bit but a little over is probably fine if you are not driving crazy cause it'll just sit in the pan anyways.
I checked the fluid level after warming up and driving for a while in neutral
Yes, thank you for your reply. yes, I went through all the gears and ended back up in neutral with it running.
Why are you checking it in Neutral?