How to Check the Transmission Fluid on a 2005 Chrysler 300C

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You should periodically check the transmission fluid in your 2005 Chrysler 300C to ensure that it is clean and filled to the proper level. Unfortunately, the 300C comes with a closed transmission, meaning there is no dipstick you can pull out to easily check the transmission fluid. You will need to check the fluid from underneath the vehicle. This is much easier if you have access to an oil change service bay, although you can use four jacks if necessary.

Things You'll Need

  • Four car floor jacks
  • Oil change service bay
  • Drive the Chrysler for 15 to 30 minutes to bring the transmission fluid to operating temperature. Pull the car over an oil change service bay. If you do not have access to a service bay, you will need to park the car on a hard, level surface and lift the car with four, floor jacks. If you use jacks, make sure you lift the vehicle evenly so that you can obtain an accurate reading.

  • Unscrew the fill plug on the transmission. If transmission fluid pours out in a steady stream, it is overfull. If nothing comes out, it is low. When the transmission is at the correct level, the fluid will be even with the bottom of the fill plug hole, and will drip slowly out of the hole.

  • Replace the fill plug and tighten it. Lower the vehicle to the ground or drive out of the service bay.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always double check jacks to make sure they are secure, since you will be working underneath the vehicle. Working under a car on jacks is an inherently dangerous task that can result in severe injury or death.

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