Is the fluid level of the transaxle on a 1999 Dodge Durango 4×4 checked from the main transmission dipstick?

Is the fluid level of the trans axle on a 1999 Dodge Durango 4×4 checked from the main transmission dipstick under the hood, or does the trans axle have its own fluid and way to check its level. I have a small and I fear it may be low. Is the transmission and the trans axle part of the same system on the 4×4?

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4 Responses to Is the fluid level of the transaxle on a 1999 Dodge Durango 4×4 checked from the main transmission dipstick?

  1. dodge man October 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    not the axle part of it isn’t,that’s separate from the transmission and transfer case on it,what are you calling the trans axle,its has a transmission and transfer case on it, front wheel drive vehicles have what is commonly called trans axles in them,there’s a plug you loosen to check the differential units in them,good luck

  2. wt October 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    In the automotive field, a transaxle is a major mechanical component that combines the functionality of the transmission, the differential, and associated components of the driven axle into one integrated assembly.
    Durango has separate components, the dipstick checks the transmission fluid level only.
    The front differential, rear differential, and the transfer case each has filler plug to check the level. Fluid should be up to the plug hole. Don’t remove the drain plug which is at the bottom.

  3. tim g October 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    i always thought trans axles needed to be checked like a differential, a threaded plug on the side of the housing and filled with 90 weight until it runs out.
    call an auto parts store, dealer or auto repair place.

  4. eferrell01 October 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    The transmission is the only thing you can check with the transmission dipstick. I don’t know what it is you want to check, because a Durango doesn’t have a transaxle. It has a transmission, a transfer case and two differentials.