Change 1 2-67
The tests in para. 2-26
test the oil level, cleanliness,
leaks in the system, and the
CDR valve. Return here when you've
fixed everything you can or if no
faults were found.
PROCEDURE FOR CHECKING TRANSMISSION FLUID
1. Start engine.
2. Hold down brake pedal
and move transmission
shift lever through all
ranges including reverse.
3. Engage parking brake and
place shift lever in neutral.
Check fluid level on dipstick.
4. Proper level is between "FULL" and
"ADD" marks on dipstick.
Burnt smell, discoloration,
or grit indicates worn or
damaged internal components.
Notify DS maintenance.
Bubbles indicate an overfilled
system or air leaks
in the system. Drain the fluid
and refill to proper level.
Refer to (para. 5-2).
Milky appearance is due to water in
the system. Drain the fluid from the
entire transmission and transmission
cooling system and install a new filter.
Refer to (para 5-2).
Check fill tube for indications of fluid
being blown out. If fluid is being blown out,
check vent line for obstructions, and refill
transmission to proper level. Refer to
Transmission fluid coming out of dipstick
filler tube indicates a restriction in the
ventilation system. Check for clogged, melted, or crushed
lines and/or fittings between transmission and
atmosphere vent on air cleaner canister. Replace where
needed. Refer to (para. 5-16).
Among the items are the driveshafts,
suspension, differentials, and
CHECK FLUID FOR A BURNT SMELL,
GRIT, DISCOLORATION, AIR BUBBLES,
OR A MILKY APPEARANCE.