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96 Hyundai Elantra, Over-full Transmission Fluid
Q: I just recently purchased a used 96 Hyundai Elantra with 66K miles on it from a local dealer. Upon a routine check of the fluid levels I noticed that the automatic transmission had been overfilled. I drained the excess myself and removed a little over two pints before I could get the level down to the HIGH mark on the dipstick. The transmission feels sometimes like it might be slightly slipping. How can I verify if the transmission, is in fact, slipping? If it is, could this overfill of transmission fluid have caused this slippage problem?.....Shaun

A: You may have created a transmission problem yourself! Did you know that to correctly check the automatic transmission fluid level in your Hyundia uses a slightly different procedure than the norm? Hyundai requires that with the engine running, the automatic transmission must be in "Neutral" when checking the fluid level. If the transmission selector is in the park position you will get an inaccurate reading. If you performed the correct procedure for checking the transmission fluid level and you still believe the transmission is possibly slipping, then you will need the services of a transmission specialist to confirm the transmission is in need of repair.

 
     
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