Have a question about the automatic transmission dipstick. I don't understand why the "Cold" mark on the dipstick is near the bottom and the "Hot" mark is near the top. Shouldn't it be the opposite? When my '06 Camry LE with 25,000 miles is cold (after sitting all night) and I check the ATF dipstick, the fluid is no where near the "Cold" mark on the stick. In fact, the fluid is much higer up on the stick and actually * above * the "Hot" mark. And when the car is hot, the fluid on the stick goes down. The hotter the car is and/or the longer I drive the car, the lower the fluid goes on the stick. So far I've seen the fluid go as low as the midway point between the Hot mark and the Cold mark. This seems to be just the opposite of what's expected, since the Cold mark or notch on the stick is located closer to the bottom than the Hot mark. So my ATF fluid dipstick level basically acts similarly to how the motor oil acts on its dipstick. Right now, using T-IV if that makes a diff.