A friend of mine bought a 2003 Tacoma 3.4L for their son, and after putting about 50,000 on it, (total 148K) they have brought it to their favorite garage mechanic...me! I am doing quite a bit of maintenance, like tune up, radiator flush, diff fluid change, PS fluid change etc., and of course the AT filter/fluid.
I have searched this forum and went to the two links on the DIY thread, and still would like to ask some questions. To frame my questions, I have an Lexus LS 400, that I do ALL the work on, including AT Fluid flush, timing belt, water pump, etc.
So here it goes...
Does the A340E or F, (not sure which one he has, would appreciate the education) have a trans filter or screen that should be replaced? I will be going to Toyota for the T-IV anyway, so would pick up the filter too.
Can I use the Toyota Black FIPG to seal trans pan or should I use something else?
Complete Fluid Flush:
I could not find a DIY flush. Does the AT have an external trans cooler? If so, just like on my LS400, couldn't you pull the pressure side, attach a hose, put in clear bucket, start truck briefly, measure output, replace same amount with T4, do again until you see new fluid in clear bucket?
Thanks for your help guys! At this moment I am a Tacoma Rookie.