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    Cool 2008 Town & Country transmission dipstick.

    Hi,
    I'm sure you will be able to tell by my post that I am not a mechanic in any way so please be patient with me. I recently purchased a 2008 Town & Country van and we love it. This past Saturday I thought I would check the transmission fluid and spent 45 minutes trying to find the dipstick and never found it. Am I missing something here? Does my van have a dipstick? If not..how the heck am I supposed to check the fluid level? THanks in advance for any help or assistance.

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    The search feature can be a little finicky, but check here: http://forum.chryslerminivan.net/sho...on-Fluid-Level
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    The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not require adjustment under normal operating conditions. It is a sealed system, routine fluid level checks are not required, therefore the transmission filler tube is capped and no dipstick is provided. Your authorized dealer can check your transmission fluid level using a special service dipstick or you may purchase one if you like to check the fluid level yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChryslerCares View Post
    The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not require adjustment under normal operating conditions. It is a sealed system, routine fluid level checks are not required, therefore the transmission filler tube is capped and no dipstick is provided. Your authorized dealer can check your transmission fluid level using a special service dipstick or you may purchase one if you like to check the fluid level yourself.
    Might you have a part number and approximate cost for the dipstick?

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    UN4-

    Google "9336 dipstick" or "62TE transmission dipstick".

    There's lots of aftermarket ones listed, varying from ~$32-70.

    The thing that scares me is, even the factory write-up states the dipstick doesn't seat all the way. You basically have to feel/listen for it to touch bottom. Seriously? They don't have a real ATF dipstick that you can replace the stupid "see dealer" cap with?

    Not only that, you're supposed to refer to a temperature chart to approximate how may millimeters of ATF level are supposed to show on the stick. Like I've said in other threads, I understand these transmissions route fluid different ways depending on their temperature, which will account for a small level change, but this whole process is made out to be more complicated than it needs to be.

    If ATF expanded and contracted as much as they want us to think it does, there'd be bottles breathing on the shelves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoeManzVan View Post
    If ATF expanded and contracted as much as they want us to think it does, there'd be bottles breathing on the shelves.
    That is too funny!!

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    The aftermarket dipstick was referenced in the link above
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    You can get a dipstick to check the fluid for under 20 bucks now.
    Dorman started carrying them.
    part number: 917-327

    http://dormanproducts.com/carquest/p...ake=VOLKSWAGEN
    click on detailed applications, and you will see the 5th gen listed
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    Quote Originally Posted by blknblu View Post
    The aftermarket dipstick was referenced in the link above
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    You can get a dipstick to check the fluid for under 20 bucks now.
    Dorman started carrying them.
    part number: 917-327

    http://dormanproducts.com/carquest/p...ake=VOLKSWAGEN
    click on detailed applications, and you will see the 5th gen listed
    Your link didn't work for me, so I'll see if it works when I paste it here

    http://www.dormanproducts.com/p-5251...ans%20Dipstick

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