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2005 Explorer 2WD 4.0L==where is the tranny dipstick?

seriously. i have been all around that transmission and cannot figure out how to refill the darn thing after a filter change. i really trust trannyman, you still out there? also this suv has 84,000 never been serviced so the symptom is hard shift and some pretty dark fluid, drained some out of the plug. thanks in advance for any help

There’s no dipstick or tube. It’s called a sealed transmission so there’s no easy method to add tranny fluid.

Look at the top of the transmission and see if there’s a standpipe. If there is, tranny fluid can be added thru the standpipe.

Tester

This is the best diagram I could find to help you.

thanks BK, i am goin out now to see if i can figure this out. may have more questions tho.