Well if the trans had been completely drained, it takes 11 quarts. Do you know the correct procedure for checking the fluid level? Be careful mashing the gas to get it in gear, or you'll definitely be hearing some new, louder pops
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Originally Posted by Techinfo
To check the fluid level, you should drive the car around for 10 minutes or so to allow the trans to warm up. Then park the car on level ground with the engine running. Move the gear selector through P,R,N,D,3,2,1, etc, pausing for a couple seconds on each one. With the car still running, pull the dipstick, clean, put it back in, wait a couple seconds, then check the level. It should be in the cross-hatched area.