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1997 Tacoma Transmission Fluid Question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bmanjr, Feb 17, 2024.

  1. Feb 17, 2024 at 10:51 AM
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    Bmanjr

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    Hi All. I need to change my transmission oil in my 97 Tacoma. The dealer told me it is this fluid that is used in a 97 Tacoma. I just wanted to make sure if it is the correct fluid. I have never seen a transmission fluid labeled with power steering fluid.
     
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  2. Feb 17, 2024 at 10:57 AM
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    Yes, that is the one you use. Toyota added the "Power Steering" on the label because people wouldn't believe that this was p/s fluid also.
     
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  3. Feb 17, 2024 at 11:12 AM
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    Thanks. It’s kind of confusing and misleading that they did that.
     
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    I would’ve questioned it as well, seems strange
     
  5. Feb 17, 2024 at 12:26 PM
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    You know what else is confusing? It originally came with p/s fluid that was clear, slight yellow tint to the fluid and in the FSM is says to use Dexron fluid. How is that for confusing?
     
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    Many cars do actually use the same fluid for both transmission and power steering

    If not using toyota fluid, automatic transmission (and power steering) calls for DEXRON II (has since been replaced with DEXRON III)
    Dexron IV and up are a completely different formula and should never be mixed. Do not put Dexron III in something that calls for IV, V, VI and vice-versa.

    manual transmission = 75w-90 oil
     

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