ATF Level - Mazda 3 2004

Ndx

Messages
1,875
Location
IL
Hi Guys another Question... I just checked my ATF not running engine ... Full ( maybe overfilled ? ) Running Engine super low!! ? Manual says go from P to D and Back - check ATF level on idling running engine .. I Dunno huh ? I took car for a drive shifting was fine ... Now im scarred that I was driving with low ATF.. I flushed it .. I drained Pan 3.5 Quarts Filled 3.5 Via cooler one Quart out One Quart In ... x 8 I dunno \:\(
 
Last edited:
Messages
582
Location
South FLorida
You always go by the reading on the stick with engine running, and warm. I have a Mazda6 with an external cooler, and although sometimes hard to see the level on the stick, I do get an accurate reading located in the middle of the the 2 lines. On some it has a temp range on the stick which you use as a guide. I also do a drain-refill about every 2 yrs. to keep the fluid fresh.
 

Ndx

Thread starter
Messages
1,875
Location
IL
I added some I will check it Cold and Warm :) It was reading some oil when I took it for the spin it was at the bottom but I guess better then dry :P Thank You
 
Top