How to Add Transmission Fluid to a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo Drive the 2001 Isuzu Rodeo around for a while to heat up the transmission fluid . Crawl under the Rodeo on the driver side and locate the transmission pan. Slide the plastic hose inside the recessed hole that the fill plug came out of. Turn off the engine. Crank the engine and let it idle.
Dexron III/Mercon – This is one of the most common fluids on the market. Most GM and Ford units call for this type of ATF , as well as many imports. If your owners manual recommends any form of Dexron, or any Mercon – other than Mercon V – this is the fluid you want.
Designed specifically for Chrysler designed transmissions using specification MS-9602 ATF , Pennzoil Platinum® ATF +4 also is backward compatible for service fill where Chrysler ATF +3®, ATF +2® or Type 7176 ATF is called for in all applications in transmissions, power steering systems and hydraulic systems.
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Automatic transmissions must only use the fluid specified by the automaker, such as General Motors’ Dexron series or Toyota’s Type T. Using the wrong fluid can cause poor lubrication, overheating, and possibly transmission failure. A mechanic might not be able to reverse the damage, even by flushing the transmission.
MaxLife® ATF , ATF + 4 and DEXRON® VI are all synthetic transmission fluids. Is it OK to mix synthetic ATF with a conventional and/or synthetic blend ATF ? Yes. Synthetic ATF and conventional fluids are 100 percent compatible with each other.
A 4L60E will take 4-6 quarts on a fluid and filter change.
Racing ATF is not recommended for any stock automatic transmissions or for street use where a friction modified fluid is recommended such as a GM Dexron ® III or Ford Mercon®. For automatic transmissions calling for a GM Dexron ® / Ford Mercon® fluid, we recommend Royal Purple’s Max ATF®.
Most Chrysler cars and trucks use ATF + 3 or ATF + 4 . It is vital that you use only these in vehicles from Chrysler. ATF + 4 is a synthetic fluid for finely-tuned transmissions, so if you use a non-synthetic ATF instead of ATF + 4 in a car or truck that calls for it, you could damage the transmission.
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If you do not plan to use licensed ATF + 4 for whatever reason, at the minimum, use a high quality substitute such as Mobil 1 Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF or Amsoil ATF .