How To Check Transmission Fluid In 2001 Land Rover
Learn how to check transmission fluid in 2001 Land Rover vehicles. Maintaining the transmission is an important part to keeping your vehicle running properly. Proper maintenance requires you to periodically check and change the transmission fluid in your 2001 Land Rover sport utility vehicle (SUV). Transmission fluid allows the automatic transmission to function properly and is necessary for proper operation. Follow these steps to check the transmission fluid in your 2001 Land Rover vehicle.
To check transmission fluid in 2001 Land Rover, you will need:
- Drain Pan
- Paper towel
- Drain plug washer
- Drive the Land Rover for approximately 10 minutes. In order to accurately check the transmission fluid of any vehicle, the fluid must be warm.
Park the Land Rover on a flat even surface. Pull up the hand brake.
- Run the gear shifter through each gear, remaining in that gear for approximately one to two seconds. Put the gear shifter back into "Park." Shut off the engine.
- Climb under the Land Rover and locate the transmission drain plug. Position a drain pan beneath the drain plug.
- Clean the surface with a paper towel. Be careful if the surface is extremely hot.
- Remove the drain plug with a wrench and throw away the old washer. Climb back into the vehicle and start the engine.
- Run the gear shifter through each gear again, remaining in the gear for approximately one to two seconds. Put the gear shifter back into "Park" and leave the engine running.
- Look at the transmission and ensure that a tiny stream of fluid is running out. Quickly re-plug the drain plug, ensuring that you install a new washer.
Tighten the transmission drain plug to 22 foot pounds of torque.
Examine the transmission fluid that leaked out of the vehicle. Ensure there are no metal shavings or parts in the transmission fluid. If there is any debris, consider changing your transmission fluid.