Transmission fluid dipstick empty ?

Ylli_A

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I just bought a '06 KJ 2.8 CRD and while checking the engine today I looked at the transmission fluid dipstick and there was nothing in it when I pulled it out. I then added 1L of "Liqui Moly Transmission Fluid", waited a few hours and checked the dipstick again; same result - as if there is no fluid at all in it.

Should I be worried and go check on a service or just add some more? I've driven the Jeep like that for the past two days, could I have caused any damage?
 

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ATF-4 is what you need to put in it. I wouldn't drive it until the dipstick shows the correct amount of oil.
 

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ATF-4 is what you need to put in it. I wouldn't drive it until the dipstick shows the correct amount of oil.
Thank you for the reply! Is it wrong if I now add ATF-4 on top of the fluid I already put in yesterday, or should I change it all?
 

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I hope you are using a factory original dip stick. Then yes, it is to be trusted for level, and hope the ****** is ok. Always use OEM ATF-4 fluid.
 

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You do know that you check it with the engine running and warm after you cycle the ****** through the gears?
 

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Personally, I suck the fluid out of the dipstick tube and replace 3 quarts every couple of oil changes. With the non-CRD v6 I suck about 3.25 quarts out of the dipstick tube. Might be worth the investment to get fluid extractor.
 

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Agree. Works on all cars and trucks, and is cheaper than new pans for all. Smart.
 

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