Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Vehicle: 2003 SLK320 31,000 miles
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How to check ATF level?
Did a partial ATF service on my SLK recently and put in the approximately three liters that I drained out. I wanted to check the fluid level to make sure it was correct, but ran into a problem. The SLK has the same transmission, 722.6, as my '99 diesel and I have the correct dipstick to check it on the '99. However, on the SLK, the transmission fill tube has a whole lot more twists and turns than the '99 and I don't see how I can use this same dipstick even though it is somewhat flexible. Is there a different dipstick to use on the SLK or do I just try to force the one I have? I'd sure like to make sure I have the fluid level correct. Any tips appreciated.
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