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I was looking under my hood today and noticed that I do not have a tranny dipstick. Instead I have a black plug that says it is for dealer use only.Is this the same as all 300c's and if so how do we check our fluid level. :confused:
 

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As you have noted, this "C" model has no usual dipstick. The owner's manual discusses this plugged tube; apparently only on the Hemi-engines. Checking the fluid level is not required on the "C".
 

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it is located at your local chrysler dealership!!!!!!
the tranny dipstick is a special tool we use to check it. unless you are feeling a slip, surge, whatever there is no reason for you to check it. kinda strange huh????
 

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Do they use synthetic trans fluid? Some GM products have lifetime synthetic trans fluid but at least they have a stick to see if it is low, progress?
 

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Same deal on the '00 Lincoln LS model. Went to check the fluid level and could not find the dip stick. A call to the dealer confirmed that it did not exist on their V8 motor. Dont know about the 6 cyl model. Guess they expect to see you at the dealership on a regular basis - sheesh!
 

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I was told the tranny is a "sealed" type? Should b no reason to check the fluid... only to replace or filter at intervals?
 

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Both the V6 and V8 have "sealed" dipsticks. According to the maintenance schedule in the service manual they recommend replacing the tranny fluid at 60k. They use ATF+4 fluid.
 

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I'm sure the guys at the lube places are still going to keep recommending to people to change the fluid every 15K. Instead of opening the tranny and replacing the filter, seal, etc. many of these places are now siphoning the fluid out with a tube.

I always viewed this as a scam service (never had it done). Anyone know of value from these types of tranny services?
 

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I just replaced the tranny fluid and filter in my 2000 stratus by myself. I had tried to go to autozone and advanced auto parts stores to find the transmission fluid required for my car which is the same required by the 300c- ATF+4. This fluid is a synthetic blend and is only available at the dealership to buy for about 5$/quart. Filters can be bought aftermarket though.
Still dreaming about getting my black 300c..........
andy
 

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According to the dealer you dont need to touch the fluid for 80,000 miles. If there is a problem there is a light that comes on.
 

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JonW said:
I'm sure the guys at the lube places are still going to keep recommending to people to change the fluid every 15K. Instead of opening the tranny and replacing the filter, seal, etc. many of these places are now siphoning the fluid out with a tube.

I always viewed this as a scam service (never had it done). Anyone know of value from these types of tranny services?
Maybe recommending a 'tranny service' about every 40,000 might be more appropriate for older model vehicles, but every 15,000 miles is far too excessive for any car...unless it's truly a 'beater'. :wink1:
 

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I just hope the tranny in the 300C is more bullet proof that my Acura TL-S. Lost the TL's tranny last week and the dealership told me they have 11 TL's in next week for new transmissions.
 
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