Was the vehicle parked on level ground? Transmission can be in either Park or Neutral. Engine must be running and at normal temp, so yes, you did right. You said the level was on the 'hot part'. Does that mean where it says 'Full Hot'? Was the a line above or below the level?
Next step, find one of those parts stores I mentioned and rent/borrow a transmission pressure gauge. Then test the pressure the transmission pump is operating at. The gauge should come with instructions.
As for the link, the $29 one is full-featured and should do you just nicely. Also, check your phone book. There will be shops and stores that scan for codes for free.
Thursday, January 12th, 2012 AT 1:02 AM