Add Transmission Fluid: 2009-2014 Acura TL Base 3.5L V6

1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair

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

3. Remove Dipstick - Access point for transmission fluid

4. Add Fluid - Determine correct fluid type and add fluid

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

6. More Info. - Additional information on adding trans. fluid

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Video Description

This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2012 Acura TL. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. If the transmission fluid level on your TL is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. Acura has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual (typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities.) When adding transmission fluid to your TL, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.

If you are having problems with the transmission in your TL, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem.

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Hans Angermeier is an ASE certified Maintenance and Light Repair Technician and 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. Over the past 10 years, Hans has been focused on building CarCareKiosk, which is visited by millions of drivers each month.

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