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How to refill transmission oil

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Recently I had to do some radiator work and lost a little transmission fluid thru the cooling lines. Does anybody happen to know how to refill the oil? How do I check the level? I understand there's a filter for tranny, does that need to be changed? Thanks.
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It is a very good idea to change your tranny filter - should theoretically be done everytime you have a tranny service. As for filling, I am not 100% sure - hopefully someone else can chime in on that one...
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For my 1997 S600, you fill through the dipstick tube. My transmission is different from yours, however. But, many transmissions get filled through the dipstick tube.

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That's right, and check the level with the engine running after a short drive having used both forward and reverse. Careful not to overfill as the level goes up faster than you would expect.
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Yep, the dipstick tube. It's in the rear of the engine at least on the 500. It will say something like only a licensed MB tech should take off the dipstick for the trans fluid.
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Fluid level is checked on a level surface, with the car running in park, at operating temperature, clean lint-free cloth to wipe the dipstick, add through the dipstick, careful not to overfill.
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Thanks for all the help guys. I'm done with the water pump and will try to refill tranny on the weekend.
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