thanks--came across that b4 but it didn't quite make scense to me then-does now that i know you have to buy a dipstick. kinda makes ya wonder what brain wizzard took something so simple and straight forward and complicated the crap out of it. and people wonder why i have no respect or anything nice to say about the majority of engineers i have come across. "if it ain't broke-we can fix it" or "give us 5 minutes and it will be".
have kind of a wirrling whiney sound when under power but not when coasting, decelerating or stopped-also disappears when moveing and shift to "N". not really loud and it has been noisey since we got it but don't rem this particular sound. just thought i'd check all fluids and here i am