Auto Transmission Fluid in 2.5L Outback

Discussion in 'Subaru Outback' started by Adam Helberg, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. Adam Helberg

    Adam Helberg Guest

    OK, I found the dipstick for the auto transmission fluid in my 2.5L 2002 Outback. My level is
    at the lower end of normal. Now where do I fill extra fluid and is it important that the fluid
    added be of the same brand as what's in the car?

    Adam
     
    Adam Helberg, Jul 23, 2003
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  2. Adam Helberg

    Tony Hwang Guest

    Hi,
    If you checked with engine cold, that sounds normal.
    You check it with fluid in operating temp.
    Tony
     
    Tony Hwang, Jul 23, 2003
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  3. Adam Helberg

    Edward Hayes Guest

    Your owners manual will tell you how to check the fluid level when warm/hot
    which is the preferred way. The recommended AT trans fluid is Dexron (3 or
    2). It is very easy to over fill which is a no no. Eddie
     
    Edward Hayes, Jul 23, 2003
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  4. Adam Helberg

    Adam Helberg Guest

    With all respect this does not answer my question, which is: where do I add extra fluid and can
    I mix brands?
    Adam
     
    Adam Helberg, Jul 24, 2003
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  5. Through the dipstick tube, and I'd stick with one brand rather than mixing
    them.


    add extra fluid and can
     
    Edward J. Neth, Jul 24, 2003
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  6. Adam Helberg

    Edward Hayes Guest

    Be sure and use a DEXRON 2 OR 3 rated AT fluid. Eddie
     
    Edward Hayes, Jul 24, 2003
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  7. Adam Helberg

    Adam Helberg Guest

    Thanks to everyone. Adam
     
    Adam Helberg, Jul 24, 2003
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  8. Adam Helberg

    Edward Hayes Guest

    My under standing is that Ford and GM (dexron 1) had 2 percent whale oil in
    the mix. Later AT fluids do not. Eddie
     
    Edward Hayes, Jul 25, 2003
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