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How to Add Transmission Fluid to a Chevy Blazer

by Marlo Peterson

Checking and adding transmission fluid is a must for any Chevy Blazer owner. The transmission fluid keeps the transmission in working order, so fluid should be added when the vehicle is running low on it. The ideal maintenance schedule is to check fluid levels two or three times per month. Transmission fluid should be changed and serviced every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Following this schedule will ensure the performance of your Blazer's transmission.

1

Park the Blazer on level ground. Pop the hood of your truck after it has been running for a few minutes. Allow time for the engine to heat to operating temperature.

2

Locate the transmission dipstick in back of the engine near the passenger side of the vehicle.

3

Take the dipstick out of the transmission fluid well. Wipe off all fluid and reinsert the dipstick into the well.

4

Pull the dipstick out to check your fluid level. Fluid should lie between the top and bottom line on the dipstick. If it falls beneath the lower line, you must add more transmission fluid.

5

Pour transmission fluid into the fluid well. Recheck the dipstick until the desired fluid level is reached.

6

Replace the dipstick. Close the hood and shut off the engine.

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About the Author

Marlo Peterson began writing professionally as a beat reporter in 2007. His work has appeared in "The Virginian-Pilot," "MIX Magazine" and at Gamersmark.com. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mass communications from Norfolk State University in Norfolk.

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