Where Is The Manual Transmission Fluid Reservoir If It Exists?

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User R.'s Comment
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Also, how would you check the manual transmission fluid? Is it a pink fluid with a dipstick like the ATF in my car? The school trucks have no engine compartment reservoir that is transmission fluid so I suspect it is non serviceable.

Errol V.'s Comment
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R., you've been asking many questions about where things are. What are your studying: pre-trip or diesel mechanics? Either one, your school will teach you all you need to know to pass the test.

I dropped you a link a few days ago to a topic the includes every required pre-trip inspection item. Your best bet is to study for every inspection item and not worry about the rest.

To answer this question, there is no reservoir for manual transmission fluid, and no dipstick. The transmission oil is inside the transmission case. There is no way for a driver to check its level. As a driver you have no responsibility in checking how much there is or its condition.

And to answer your second question, similar to the crankcase oil, transition oil (not "fluid") is black.

Also, to be cold and heartless, I'll tell you there is no Flux capacitor, no blinker fluid, no muffler bearings, no Easter Bunny. Though there has been recent discussion here about hauling a load of sailboat fuel.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Also, to be cold and heartless, I'll tell you there is no.............Easter Bunny.

YOU MONSTER!

Banks's Comment
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Do you mean the clutch fluid reservoir? In the manual trucks I've used it's by the airlines. I put a flashlight against it to check the levels. It's always been good, but if it weren't it goes to the shop.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Banks thinks more than I do:

Do you mean the clutch fluid reservoir?

Good point!

Rob T accuses:

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Also, to be cold and heartless, I'll tell you there is no.............Easter Bunny.

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YOU MONSTER!

Sorry, but not sorry, Rob. I suspect E. Bunny might be a cradle robber/ kidnapper. What's a rabbit doing with chicken eggs!!

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Dean R.'s Comment
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Clutch fluid reservoir? I know on Volvo's it is up against the upper bulkhead on the driver's side.

Bulkhead:

A strong wall-like structure placed at the front of a flatbed trailer (or on the rear of the tractor) used to protect the driver against shifting cargo during a front-end collision. May also refer to any separator within a dry or liquid trailer (also called a baffle for liquid trailers) used to partition the load.

Dean R.'s Comment
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Clutch fluid reservoir? I know on Volvo's it is up against the upper bulkhead on the driver's side.

errrr... firewall

Bulkhead:

A strong wall-like structure placed at the front of a flatbed trailer (or on the rear of the tractor) used to protect the driver against shifting cargo during a front-end collision. May also refer to any separator within a dry or liquid trailer (also called a baffle for liquid trailers) used to partition the load.

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Also, to be cold and heartless, I'll tell you there is no Flux capacitor, no blinker fluid, no muffler bearings, no Easter Bunny. Though there has been recent discussion here about hauling a load of sailboat fuel.
I suspect E. Bunny might be a cradle robber/ kidnapper. What's a rabbit doing with chicken eggs!!

thank-you.gif Errol, getting a great immune boosting shot by LOL!

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

User R.'s Comment
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I've already read that link several times before you posted it. I'm just curious even if it's not on the test.

I dropped you a link a few days ago to a topic the includes every required pre-trip inspection item. Your best bet is to study for every inspection item and not worry about the rest.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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