Car is 2000 Corolla CE with 62k miles with 4-spd auto. About 7 months ago, I had a problem with my transmission where it would get stuck after taking a sharp corner and coming to a dead stop fast. The torque convertor would stay engaged with the engine for a couple of seconds but would not produce any power output if the gas pedal is pressed. Changing the transmission fluid fixed the problem (I believe when I checked it then, it was dry).
After 7 months, I now have the same problem again. I checked the ATF dipstick and it appears to be very dry (after a 15min drive, I checked it while it was in Park gear). There was no fluid on the dipstick.
My guess is there is some sort of slow leak (Underneath the car looks clean, no spills on driveway). Anyways, for now, I’d rather add more fluid than deal with the slow leak. I always make sure to change the trans fluid once every year so I don’t think adding more fluid temporarily is a problem.
Can I just add a quart of Dex III through the dipstick hole? I don’t have the manual but I believe this corolla uses DEX III so I will be adding this atf: http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/advance-auto-parts-dexron-iii-mercon-atf-automatic-transmission-fluid-1-quart-a100/8130008-P?searchTerm=atf
It’s not Toyota brand (It’s advanced auto shop brand)…hopefully it is ok?