Transmission Fluid Leak Fix: 1995-2000 Dodge Avenger

1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair

2. Set Up Paper - Position paper and mark wheels

3. Assess Leak - How to see if transmission fluid is leaking

4. Open the Hood - How to pop the hood and prop it open

5. Remove Dipstick - Access point for transmission fluid

6. Check Level - Determine transmission fluid level

7. Fix Minor Leaks - Easy way to tackle minor transmission fluid leaks

8. Replace Dipstick - Put the dipstick / cap back in place

9. More Info. - Additional information on minor leaks

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Video Description

Your Avenger should be running when you check your transmission fluid level, otherwise the transmission fluid level on the transmission fluid dipstick will not be accurate. The video above shows how to fix minor transmission fluid leaks in a 1996 Dodge Avenger. If you have automatic transmission problems in your Avenger, ie: it hesitates when shifting gears or seems sluggish shifting from one gear to the next (1st to 2nd gear, 2nd to 3rd gear, 3rd to 4th gear, etc.) check your transmission fluid level first. Unscrupulous mechanics will often suggest a more expensive repair, such as a rebuild, when adding some transmission fluid will fix your Avenger. If, after adding transmission fluid, you notice that your fluid level is low again, follow the steps highlighted in the video above to fix the transmission fluid leaks in your Avenger.

In Dodge's desire for more performance and better fuel economy, Dodge has been developing innovative transmissions on a regular basis. Therefore it is important to use the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your Avenger's owner's manual. Many vehicles with manual transmissions do not have a dipstick and their fluid level should be checked by an automotive technician as the car will likely need to be hoisted on a lift.

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Hans Angermeier has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road.

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