Well, my two vehicles had factory filled ATF and both showed the same level.I did measure it myself and I have refilled it myself. I can't say what it was "before" because I'd have to go back a year when I damaged the fluid tray with a rock, so I kept leaving small puddles of ATF! I posted others videos because I was searching for info on how much it should be filled. The two videos I posted used Chrysler's own instructions and depth charts. I know that the engine running level is going to be higher than the stopped level because whilst running it pumps it out of the tray keeping fluid circulating through the gearbox and torque convertor.
This is not true. The dipstick bottoms out on the pan. It's not possible for the transmission to pull the pan empty, nor would that even make sense. Fluid should be checked hot with the engine idling. Any other method will not produce meaningful results. You can check the atf with the oil pan dipstick, if it's above the full mark you're close enough, assuming the thing is fully warmed up. These distances correspond closely to the factory specs for the 62TE.The highest fluid level in the transmission pan is when the engine is stone cold and not running, say after it has been sitting overnight i.e. the 95 mm reading. Once the engine is started, fluid is drawn out of the transmission pan to the point of not even showing on the dipstick until the fluid gets warmed up some, say to 80F.