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When checking transmission fluid (which should be checked monthly), keep the engine running, and parking brake on; be sure the gear is in 'park'. With one rag or paper towel, remove the dipstick; with a second rag/towel wipe dipstick dry, re-insert it and remove again. Dipstick will show level of fluid, either 'full' or 'add'. If needed, add the approved type of fluid (you may need a funnel), but Do NOT overfill! Replace dipstick snugly.