How to Check Transmission Fluid Level Without Going to Dealer 06-11 Chrysler 300

How to Check Transmission Fluid Level Without Going to Dealer 06-11 Chrysler 300

Hi, I’m Mike from 1AAuto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30
years! We’re dedicated to delivering quality auto
parts, expert customer service, and fast and free shipping, all backed by our 100% satisfaction
guarantee. So visit us at, your trusted source
for quality auto parts. In this video we’re going to be working with
our 2006 Chrysler 300. This vehicle is equipped with a 3.5-liter
V6 and an NAG-1 or a W5-A 580 automatic transmission. Now these vehicles from the factory come without
a transmission dipstick. You just have this little plug cap here that
says, “For dealer use only.” Fortunately, this isn’t just for dealership
use anymore. Now you can have the proper factory automatic
transmission dipstick for your vehicle at home to make sure that you’re monitoring your
fluid level and condition regularly without having to go to the dealership. The way this works is it is universal for
a variety of Mopar and Mercedes vehicles as well as some other makes and models. It has about 120 millimeter dipstick on the
end that is incremented in 10 milometers. Your vehicle’s dipstick will come with a chart
telling you the proper transmission fluid level with the vehicle’s transmission fluid
at a certain temperature. Again, we run into this dealership issue of
your vehicle possibly needing a proper scan tool to accurately check your transmission
fluid level. Fortunately, we have a way around that. Our shop is kept at 70 degrees, so our vehicle,
when parked inside the shop all day, sits at about 70 degrees. This means that we can start our vehicle,
cycle through our gears quickly, and check our dipstick level and be right in that 70
to 100 degree ballpark. This will give us a good idea of our fluid
level without needing a proper factory scan tool. If you like this video, please click “Subscribe.” We have a ton more information on this and
many other vehicles. If you want this part for your car, you can
follow the link down in the description over to The only items you’ll need for this repair
is your new dipstick and a clean paper towel. Start your vehicle. Keep your foot pressed firmly on the brake
and cycle through each gear in the transmission for a few seconds. If you have a manual shifter like us, click
up as high as it will allow you. Sit in each gear for a few seconds. Cycle back through
and check your fluid level with the vehicle in “Park.” It does say to check this fluid level in Neutral
but in most vehicle, Park is the transmission in Neutral with the parking pawl engaged. Remove the factory plug from the transmission
fill tube and install your dipstick. This may not seed in fully so just get it
down as far as you can, remove it and check your fluid level. Compare this reading to the chart supplied
with your dipstick and adjust your fluid level accordingly. Thanks for watching. Visit us at for quality auto parts,
fast and free shipping, and the best customer service in the industry.

About the Author: Michael Flood


  1. Great video I have a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country 4.0L minivan and have to do this, would you happen to know the level on the dipstick that my van should be?

  2. Where can I get this chart ? I just bought a dipstick fluid checking tool off of Ebay & it arrived but came with no chart to tell me where the level should be at temperature !

  3. Hello guys great video though
    Just want to said this for the future, And everyone that have Chrysler 300 from 06 to 10 models
    But it’ll be nice that your guys can make a video on how to replace A/C compressor, Or how to vacuum and recharge A/C system
    Thank you and happy new year ?

  4. great video, just wondering though, why is it that your fluid level is twice what it should be on the cvt chart? are our transmissions not the cvt? my understanding was that the cars with select shift (side to side gear selector in drive) were cvt… please help as the correct fluid level is crucial, thanks in advance @1AAutoParts

  5. I have a 2006 300c and I have that same little blue LED bulb looking thing on the driver side dash next to the steering column… WTF IS IT?!?!?!?!?!

  6. Thanks for the video! I ordered my dipstick from you and you just answered the questions I had. I liked the great price and fast shipping. If you put the link to this video on the chart that comes with the dipstick that would really be cool


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