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Old 10-21-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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transmission fluid

I've got a 05 tacoma 4x4 v6 auto and I'm trying to change the fluid in the tranny. I've seen a lot of people say that you can only use toyotas WS fluid but i was wondering if i could use AMSOIL ATF and if it was safe to use or if it was gonna tear everything up inside it. Any help or knowledge would be helpful.
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looks like amsoil ATL will work

https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/atl.aspx?zo=515729
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i think i paid 135 for 13 qts w/tax of ws factory fluid.good for 60k miles...
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:05 PM   #4
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i think i would use the factory recommended fluids for the tranny
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:17 PM   #5
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So y did you need so much fluid cuz my haines manual says i only need 3.2 even when i drop the pan so thats what i bought of AMSOIL was 4.
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If you just drain and refill 4 qts is about right. A full flush it is about 13.

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you don't pull the pan... you drain from different areas.

Read the thread from the link he posted. Has complete directions.
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Torque converter holds like 10, if u flush it, lines, cooler, the whole shebang, yes u will need at least that. Dropping pan doesn't flush whole system. You don't want to just drain pan and add a new fluid when there's lots of Toyota fluid left.
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Torque converter holds like 10, if u flush it, lines, cooler, the whole shebang, yes u will need at least that. Dropping pan doesn't flush whole system.
And neither is a full fluid change needed as long as the drain/refill is done regularly.
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so if i pull the pan to clean out the filter ure saying im gonna need 13 qts?
the v6 transmission does not have a filter. no need to remove the pan. just drain and fill about 4 quarts.
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That blows that I just blew 60 bucks on AMSOIL ATF for no damn reason now. Appreciate the info though just saved me from mixing all that together.
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Go ahead and buy some more Amsoil fluid and do the complete transmission flush, as detailed by member Mountain Lion.

It's easy - I just did it a couple of weeks ago. Someone else just posted the link in an above post.
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