Trans issues. Automatic, 5.2L.
Here's a weird one. Now I don't know much at all about transmissions so that's kind of why I'm here. Now I did a routine fluids check and noticed my trans fluid wasn't reading that I had any at all. Yes the vehicle was running, in neutral, while on a level surface. I did notice a small leak on the cooling lines leading up to the radiator, so far up that I had fluid on the bottom of my front bumper. Here's the weird thing. I didn't notice the fluid was low until I performed the check. The transmission hasn't been behaving weirdly at all. Shifting normal, no overheating issues/grinding or whirring noise. So my question is, is it possible that I do have adequate fluid but something could be making the reading come up wrong? I know it sounds stupid but I'm stumped. And I don't want to add any fluid yet and risk overfilling it and causing unnecessary damage. Thanks all in advance for taking time to read through all this.