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2007 V6 4.0 liter oil change help

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by ronmdon, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    ronmdon

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    First time oil do-it-yourself oil change with this truck for me.

    Issue is that after draining old oil and dumping 5 fresh quarts in the dipstick reads about 1-inch above full. When I attempt to drain oil from pan, nothing comes out....

    Steps prior to issue:
    -removed oil filter and drained catch pan bellow filter
    -replaced oil filter and filled new filter part way up with oil
    -removed oil pan plug and let drain for 20 minutes until drips stopped
    -put 5qrts of 5W-30 into 'Engine Oil' tube
    -ran truck for a few minutes
    -checked dipstick and saw that oil was 1-inch above full 'dot'
    -removed oil pan plug and nothing came out
    -waited 20 minutes, still nothing came out.
    -dipstick still reads too high

    Help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Did you drain the tranny by mistake?
     
  3. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    ^^ what he said...sometimes people mistake the 2..:eek:
     
  4. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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  5. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    Bro you probably drained the tyranny fluid!??
     
  6. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    See attached photo of what I drained.

    Color was red.....

    Tacoma.jpg
     
  7. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    wow, well it looks like I really blew that one.

    Let me go find the read oil pan.

    What would have happened had I drove it...
     
  8. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    Yep, that's the tranny.
     
  9. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    You would burn the tranny up.
     
  10. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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  11. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Good luck dude! And I mean that in the most sincere way.:eek::eek:
     
  12. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    Maybe Toyota should put a sticker on the pan for the tranny and oil. That way things like this dont happen... :eek:
     
  13. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    well thanks all for the quick responses.

    problem has been identified and my manhood compromised in the process.

    signs of serious damage would be...
     
  14. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    Don't feel bad. It happens a lot. The first time I changed the oil I went right for the tranny plug but caught my mistake in time.:)
     
  15. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    point taken lrgrnr, but everyone is a 'nooob' at one point in time.

    Here I am.

    Help forum?
     
  16. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    cant fault a guy for trying to save some money and do it himself.
     
  17. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    Next time ask before you do anything else to your truck, there is a lot of good threads on this site on how to do things. Most of them even involve pictures with step by step instruction. People are really helpful here and that is what makes this website so good!!!!
     
  19. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    I don't know what else you can do but simply make sure you have the appropriate amount of tranny fluid back in there and hope for the best. If damage was caused (which we hope isn't the case but let's be realistic) you'll start experiencing it with your tranny not shifting, gears slipping, etc.

    Also, you should probably change your engine oil again because if you DIDN'T drain the engine oil, and you put in another 5quarts, you have WAY too much oil in there.
     
  20. Sep 20, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    No need to bash anyone over this. It has happened plenty of times in the past.

    OP, As mentioned, add what came out of your tranny back into it. Drain the engine of oil, and re fill to the correct 5.5 quarts.
     
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