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1st Gen. 3.4 V6 Transmission drain n fill fluid capacity

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Roadeater, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. Dec 5, 2015 at 11:25 AM
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    Roadeater

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    I read many treads about how much fluid should go when draining and filling without dropping the pan and changing filter.
    I did mine 2 times using T-IV from toyota . No dropping pan. When I refilled it always took around 4.5 qts of fluid to get to th HOT mark on th dipstick with engine running.
    I went to toyota dealership, they said it only takes 2.7 qt.
    Is the manual wrong?
    Is the dealer only putting 2.7 when the correct should be more then 4?
     
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  2. Dec 5, 2015 at 12:01 PM
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    According to the FSM, its 1.7qt drain and fill, 7.6qt dry fill (if you removed the tranny out from car and tipped it on end).
     
  3. Dec 5, 2015 at 12:47 PM
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    It is approximately 4 quarts for a drain and fill. I did mine just a few months ago (2003 3.4L). I poured all the drained transmission fluid into a 1 gallon milk jug and the carton was just short of full. I put four quarts of the Toyota T-IV back in and she is golden. I had seen the drain and fill listed as about two quarts, but everyone that had actually done it said 4 quarts. I filled the milk carton to double check.
     
  4. Dec 5, 2015 at 7:16 PM
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    4+ quarts here.
    2001 4x4 auto 3.4.
    nearly 5 quarts all told but i squirted some through just to flush the bottom better.
     
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  5. Dec 6, 2015 at 7:42 PM
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    4.25 and 4.5 on the last two drain and fills on my truck at the hot mark.

    Both times I added 4 quarts then drove a bit to warm up the trans. Then added .25-.5 to reach the full side of hot range.
     
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  6. Jan 19, 2018 at 11:32 AM
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    3rYODA

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    How do we re fill the transmission fluid ?? Through the dip stick?
     
  7. Jan 19, 2018 at 11:42 AM
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    Yes just refill through the dipstick. A funnel makes this much easier.
     
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  8. Jan 19, 2018 at 11:45 AM
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    What about changing the filter? I have the 95 4x4 V6 Auto and it calls for filter 35330-22010
     
  9. Jan 19, 2018 at 12:06 PM
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    have to take the pan off the bottom. you'll need an additional 3 quarts (won't need all 3 but extra just in case) if you do a pan drop and filter change.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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    So I will need 5 total quarts or just 3 of Toyota T-IV to do complete pan drop and filter?

    Also, do I need Toyota Fluid 00295-00103 Formed-in-Place Oil Pan Gasket for the pan? Thanks for all your help
     
  11. Jan 19, 2018 at 1:22 PM
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    Best method every time I replaced it in my Tacoma, was use an empty gallon water jug. Put one quart marks on the side of the jug. Drain it into the jug with a funnel or drain it in a pan and pour it in the empty jug so you will know how much you drained out of your tranny. This will give you an estimate of how much oil to replace.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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    When I did my drain and fill it took almost 4/1/2 to get it back to where it needed to be. Auto 3.4/4wd
     
  13. Jan 19, 2018 at 2:24 PM
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    It's not that hard to do a flush. Disconnect "Out Line" at the radiator. Replace with a longer one to empty into a bucket.
    Start engine run briefly. Shut off. Add transmission fluid to trans dipstick. Start motor briefly, shut off.
    Repeat till you have clean fluid coming out.
     
  14. Jan 19, 2018 at 2:26 PM
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    pan drain is exactly 4 quarts T-IV and a new drainplug gasket.
     
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    I had a little over 6.5 quarts with drain and taking the Pan off. I also used a new filter as my fluid was dark and it was worth the $30 to get a new one.

    this is what I used:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C8R9RM/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BLKXW9O/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I have a little over 5 quarts left
     
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    Just called my dealer for fun and they told me that to drop the pan (95 V6), clean screen, and refill (up to 5 quarts) will cost a grand total of $313 tax included :eek:
     
  17. Jan 23, 2018 at 11:52 AM
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    Ouch! I did mine at home for 45$.....
     
  19. Feb 3, 2018 at 10:32 AM
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    I just picked up 6 quarts of Castrol Transmax Import Multi Vehicle ATF fluid today. Is Castrol good enough? I have a new OEM filter/OEM drain plug/OEM drain plug gasket. Will change this week
     
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