Join Date: Mar 2007
Car Year: 2005
Car Model: Forester L.L. Bean
Overfilled automatic transmission?
I just my first oil change myself with the help of a friend and of course the transmission fluid was drained on accident too (seems like an unfortunately common occurrence based on my searches). Over 4.25 quarts of fluid came out, so I replaced it with 4 quarts of fluid. However, the dipstick is reading at above full by quite a bit. Is this something I should be concerned about? The fluid has never been changed before, and the car only has about 19,000 miles on it (05 NA auto). Seems to me if that much was in it before and nothing was wrong, I shouldn't have anything to worry about. It would be nice to know for sure though :)
If I need to, is there a way to bleed out just a little bit of the fluid without replacing all of it?