How to Check Transmission Fluid on a Lexus ES300

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The Lexus ES300 is an earlier version of the ES350. The last ES300 was the 2002 model. The Lexus owner's manual recommends checking the transmission fluid every 6,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first, and changing the transmission fluid every 24,000 miles or 2 years. Should you need to add transmission fluid, according to the Lexus owner's manual, use Dexron(R) III or Type F automatic transmission fluid.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towel Transmission fluid (if transmission is low)
  • Open the hood and locate the transmission dipstick. It is in front of the engine on the left side, just behind the radiator cap.

  • Pull the ring on top of the dipstick to remove it from its tube. Wipe it off with the paper towel and replace it. This will ensure an accurate reading.

  • Remove the dipstick again an look at the markings at the tip. If the fluid on the stick is below the full line, add more transmission fluid.

  • Repeat this procedure until the fluid reaches the correct level on the dipstick.

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