Once I spun in the drain bolt a few turns, more fluid began dripping out. A good way to know approximately how much fluid to add, is to poor the fluid you drained out, into something that you can measure on, such as a milk jug, ice cream pail, etc… Then make a mark on the side, and clean it out. If fluid change is indeed desirable, should I just do 'drain and refill'? It is located at the bottom of the transmission. That is not likely to happen. It has been 5 days since doing this and it has not jumped out of gear since. I witnessed that very thing working at the dealer.
I had eye-balled this and thought the transmission to be about parallel with the ground. I use and recommend the. Take the metal crush gasket off the old transmission drain plug and put the new metal crush gasket on. If discolored, or burnt then you'll have to determine if it needs to change it more frequent, to a few changes. Tighten it to 29 ft-lbs with your.
Aftermarket transmission shops and at-home mechanics neglecting to use the Toyota-specific Transmission Fill System may under-fill the transmission, which may lead to erratic shift patterns or catastrophic failure of the system. Typically 80w90 oil is used but you car may be different. If you look at the fluid on the stick for yourself, it should be bright red, but I doubt that it is. Find a competent independent shop who has a transmission flush machine. Insert an automotive funnel in to the gallon jug that you marked with a line every half quart. If somebody pointed out a serious error in a video or photographed step-by-step I did, I would thank them, delete it, then fix it as soon as I possibly could and re-uploaded it.
The engine number is stamped on the engine block shown, cylinder in line, 4 cycle, gasoline, drive belt tension measured with Borroughs drive belt tension gauge No, Research Octane Number 91 higher. Often, these shops and consumers do not have the Toyota Transmission Fill System. Or should I talk to the local dealer, although I don't completely trust them entirely since they seem to be more adept at sales than service. The fill plug is located at the center of this photo, Here is a slightly closer view. The time delays were in getting the 24 mm socket- get the short socket -and in getting the funnel with the tubing. I combined it with an oil change and I fooled around trying to figure out things for a long time.
All thoughts welcome More Harm Than Good Can Result From An Improper Transmission Service. Drain the rest of the oil that is there, then clean all the area, put the new filter and it's ready to add the new oil. Also I would think the transfer case would have a separate drain. I have an explorer with 240,000 on it with the original automatic in it. I suppose I could find out by draining the plug given in the manual: opening both plugs, fill the tranny filler plug, and see if any fluid is present at the other fill plug. The main purpose is to make vehicles appear to be as maintenance free as possible at the expense of longevity.
They don't want you to keep your car for 15 or 20 years. You will notice alot more oil will come out. If it's a manual, leave it in gear. They are usually on tight so you might need to give the 10mm key a couple hits with a hammer. Edited July 8, 2008 by datsa I've only heard good things about Auto-Rx with stuck piston rings and engine sludge. I'm just nervous about turning some bolt, thinking that it is a fill plug, and inadvertently loosening some internal component of the transaxle.
Find a reputable, independent, local shop. Allow the old automatic transmission fluid to drain out for at least a few minutes or until the flow slows to an occasional drip. I believer that the crush washer gasket part number is. You have to buy the Transmission Oil Filter and a strap loacated in all the edge of the door where the filter is located. The transmission oil drain bolt is located near the rear edge of the pan with the bolt head facing down towards the ground.
Supposed to fill until the fluid just begins to come out or about 2. Clean off the area around the drain hole with some paper towels or a clean rag. I just checked the fluid, and it looks a little shallow brownish, not red or pink. Did manual transmission oil change today for first time. Longer service intervals save you money. I put in 2 quarts until I saw fluid start to come out of the filler hole. They are correctly just screens.
That does not impress me at all. Thought the synthetic might be longer lasting. Then refill from the dipstick tube using a funnel. Jack up the car on front driver's side, rest it on jack stand. This weekend or next, I'll give a try. Place the funnel in the dipstick tube and slowly add the transmission fluid so as to not overflow the funnel.
Removing the dipstick before the moment you intend to add fluid is risky, especially when working on the car outside. I bought a 2012 Toyota corolla le with 40,700 miles. You can drain and refill several times, until you feel the fluid is cleaned. It was messy but it worked. Make sure you check your trans fluid level before adding any fluid. Typically one is higher than the other.