Proper Use of MLR-9336A Transmission Dip Stick - Identify my Tranny model



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    Proper Use of MLR-9336A Transmission Dip Stick - Identify my Tranny model

    Hello All, I've searched through the posts about why my 08' TC 3.8 doesn't have a transmission dip stick. I went under to do regular oil change and notice some pink fluid that seems to sip through the gasket. I figure checking the tranny oil to see where i'm at would be simple but its not. Through searching of found a link to this too:
    http://www.usatoolwarehouse.com/usat...MLR-9336A.html

    Question 1: How do identify my specific Engine Transmission Model to make sure this specific tool is designed for it.

    Question 2: I also read someone creating a homegrown tool with specific specifications to simply check the tranny oil.

    I assume the OTC-MLR-9336A comes with instructions on warming up the car and checking, but if not anyone have a link to procedure.

    My vehicle: 2008 Town and Country - Touring - 3.8V

    Thank you all

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    Your van is an 08 with a 3.8(as you listed) and the trans is a 62TE. I'd assume OTC would give you the procedure, other tools I've bought that are OTC have come with instructions. With the exceptions of the ones that are blantanly obvious on how they work. Sweet tool by the way!
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    Below is information on the transmission fluid, dipstick, etc. for a 2008 Town & Country / Grand Caravan with a 3.8L engine:

    Transmission and Transfer Case/Automatic - 62TE/Special Tools

    Miller Tools:
    Tool Number 9336A
    Tool Name DIPSTICK
    Description This special Dip Stick must be used to ensure of proper Automatic Transmission Fluid Levels in LX & WK vehicles equipped with the NAG1 Transmission. Also works on the 42RLE Transaxle in LX Vehicles equipped with a 3.5 Liter Engine. NOTE: Consult your Service Manual for the proper fluid level checking procedures. 2005 thru Current Also see 8863B for Sprinter & Crossfire vehicles.

    Transmission and Transfer Case/Automatic - 62TE/FLUID/Standard Procedure for Fluid Level Check
    1.Verify that the vehicle is parked on a level surface.
    2. Remove the dipstick tube cap.

    WARNING: There is a risk of accident from vehicle starting off by itself when engine is running. There is a risk of injury from contusions and burns if you insert your hands into the engine when it is started or when it is running. Secure vehicle to prevent it from moving off by itself. Wear properly fastened and close-fitting work clothes. Do not touch hot or rotating parts.

    3. Actuate the service brake. Start engine and let it run at idle speed in selector lever position "P".
    4. Shift through the transmission modes several times with the vehicle stationary and the engine idling.

    NOTE: When inserting dipstick special tool 9336A , excess insertion force may cause the dipstick to slip past the stop on the bracket in the transmission oil pan. An approximate distance that the dipstick sould be inserted into the fill tube is 424 mm (16.69 in.).
    5. Warm up the transmission, wait at least 2 minutes and check the oil level with the engine running. Push the Oil Dipstick 9336A into transmission fill tube until the dipstick tip contacts the oil pan and pull out again, read off oil level, repeat if necessary.

    NOTE: The dipstick will protrude from the fill tube when installed.
    6. Check transmission oil temperature using the appropriate scan tool.
    7. The transmission Oil Dipstick 9336A has indicator marks every 10 mm. Determine the height of the oil level on the dipstick and using the height, the Transmission Fluid Temperature (TFT) as viewed with the scan too, and the Transmission Fluid Graph, determine if the transmission oil level is correct.
    8. Add or remove oil as necessary and recheck the oil level.
    9. Once the oil level is correct, install the dipstick tube cap.

    FLUID CONDITION
    Along with fluid level, it is important to check the condition of the fluid. When the fluid smells burned, and is contaminated with metal or friction material particles, a complete transaxle recondition is probably required. Be sure to examine the fluid on the dipstick closely. If there is any doubt about its condition, drain out a sample for a double check.

    MOPAR® ATF+4 (Automatic Transmission Fluid) when new is red in color. The ATF is dyed red so it can be identified from other fluids used in the vehicle such as engine oil or antifreeze. The red color is not permanent and is not an indicator of fluid condition. As the vehicle is driven, the ATF will begin to look darker in color and may eventually become brown. This is normal. ATF+4 also has a unique odor that may change with age. Consequently, odor and color cannot be used to indicate the fluid condition or the need for a fluid change.

    After the fluid has been checked, seat the dipstick fully to seal out water and dirt.

    The planetary gear train for the 62TE transaxle provides six forward gear ratios, including two fourth gear ratios. One reverse gear ratio is also provided.

    Underdrive (UD) Compounder Assembly
    Low Clutch (LC)
    Direct Clutch (DC)
    Overrunning Clutch (ORC)
    Planetary gear set

    Fore-Mounted Valve Body/Solenoid/Pressure Switch Assembly
    DC solenoid
    LC solenoid
    DC pressure switch
    LC pressure switch
    Torque Converter Clutch (TC) and pressure control Solenoids
    Line Pressure Sensor (LPS)
    An additional (third) speed sensor
    A “squashed,” or flatter, torque converter
    A flatter oil pump
    A new cover for valve body access
    23-way connector for the Solenoid/Pressure Switch Assembly
    Redesigned transfer gears with an oil scavenger
    A remote pinion gear
    A 2-piece, closed differential case with structural clamshell housing.
    The addition of the underdrive compounder assembly components improves low-end torque multiplication, enhancing low-end power capability.

    TRANSAXLE IDENTIFICATION

    The 62TE transaxle is identified by a barcode label that is fixed to the transaxle or the “PK” number..

    The label contains a series of digits that can be translated into useful information such as transaxle part number, date of manufacture, manufacturing origin, plant shift number, build sequence number, etc. Refer to for identification label breakdown.

    If the tag is not legible or missing, the “PK” number, which is stamped into the transaxle case behind the transfer gear cover, can be referred to for identification. This number differs slightly in that it contains the entire transaxle part number, rather than the last three digits.
    Tony Morris
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    Chrysler Group LLC

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    Thanks for the info. Much appreciate your response.

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    Again thank you Mr. Morris for your though rough response. I will follow per the instructions and I will reply with the "PK" number once i find it. I think i've seen something like that last time around.

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    Mr Morris, thanks very much for a wonderful and beneficial post on acquiring and using the Miller 9336A dipstick for the 62TE Transmission. Within your post you speak to checking the transmission temperature and then using a graph, comparing the dipstick level and the temperature to the graph. How is this temperature to be measured, and does the graph come with the dipstick from Miller?

    Just as an aside, I sure wish Chrysler would put a transmission temperature Gage in the vehicles in the first place.

    Thanks again for taking the time to post your information.

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    The transmission temp is one thing that would be nice to see in the EVIC like they have the engine oil temp, engine oil press, etc.
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    I wish the EVIC on my 2009 limited supplied that information. I do not have a read out for oil pressure or temperature. Perhaps a warning light when they have reached the point of failure, but not a reading that can be monitored.

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    It has been my understanding that there is a seal on the dipstick tube cap. If you break the seal to use this dipstick, would that not void the lifetime warranty on the powertrain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by civie View Post
    It has been my understanding that there is a seal on the dipstick tube cap. If you break the seal to use this dipstick, would that not void the lifetime warranty on the powertrain?
    No seal. It has to be able to be checked by people with the proper tools...
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    Current:
    2007 Grand Caravan/3.8L V6/103K mi/original 41TE
    2006 300C/5.7L HEMI V8/128/K mi/original W5A580
    2002 PT Cruiser/2.4L I4/139K mi/original 40TE
    1992 S-10/4.3L V6/249K mi/original 4L60E
    Previous minivans:
    1997 Grand Voyager SE/traded@192K mi/3.3L V6/original 41TE
    2003 Grand Caravan Sport/3.8L V6/traded@124K mi/original 41TE
    2007 T&C/3.8L V6/traded@44K mi/ original 41TE
    2010 T&C Touring/3.8L V6/the ex's@72K mi/original 62TE

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