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1994 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 Question: what should my trans dipstick read if the car is cold.

 

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qd509, 5.7L V8, Kennewick, WA, March 14, 2012, 21:51
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i changed my transmission fluid and filter the other day and filled it with a gallon of fluid my wife purchased. after that the truck started running funny like stuttering when i hit the gas from a stop,and when i turn left the truck shakes. fells like it shakes more towards the rear. did i put the wrong trans fluid in. pls help!!! this id the only car me and my wife have to drive

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 14, 2012, 23:08
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    My information says it takes 5 quarts during trans service. Your transmission has a dip stick with marks on it for min/max cold and when warmed up. Is it Dexron fluid that was put in the transmission? Perhaps the fluid is incorrect.
    If the wrong fluid was put in remove the oil pan and refill with the correct fluid.

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