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2008 transmission fluid check

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by archer, May 22, 2008.

  1. May 22, 2008 at 2:19 PM
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    archer

    archer [OP] New Member

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    I just purchased a new tacoma and there is no dip stick for auto transmission how do you check and refill this trasmission?
     
  2. May 22, 2008 at 2:26 PM
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    bluescoops

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    not 100% but i think they are running world standard fluid now and it wont have to be changed for 100,000 miles. there is actullly a special tool toyota dealers have to refill those transmissions. its a sealed bottle with a pump on it.
     
  3. May 22, 2008 at 2:38 PM
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    tdm156

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    In all my research I was told they are somewhat sealed transmissions with no dip stick and yes that they have "special tools" to service them
     
  4. May 22, 2008 at 3:02 PM
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    chris4x4

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    "world fluid" or not. I plab on serviceing mine. A friend had a VW with the "world fluid synthetic" in it, and at 100,089 miles, the tranny let go. I'll figure out a way to check and maintain it. :)
     
  5. May 22, 2008 at 3:06 PM
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    archer

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    I agree I will buy the tool to service it. There is know way I let this go. If anynoe know whwere to purchas this tool let me know.
     
  6. May 22, 2008 at 3:15 PM
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    chris4x4

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    From what I have discovered so far, there is no "special" tool. Seems to be a special procedure involving temp, and such. Asking the dealer got me nowhere. Go figure. :rolleyes:
     
  7. May 22, 2008 at 5:04 PM
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    I did some more checking and you can buy this tool from http://toyota.spx.com thsey do not list price but they do have a phone number 1-800-933-8335
     
  8. May 22, 2008 at 6:05 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Are you talking about the battery checker......thing........?
     
  9. May 22, 2008 at 7:16 PM
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    sormi

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  10. May 22, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Ah. Thank you. Those are pretty cheap and are nothing more than a pump for any type of fluid. I use one for my differential oil changes.
     
  11. May 27, 2008 at 9:53 PM
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    itsmyturn

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    i recommend only using the dealer to check or replace trans fluid. i'm a vw tech in so cal and those trans are very picky about the fluid level. vw trans are made by aisian who i beleive is owned by toyota. with wrong fluid type or level ther WILL be shifting concerns. temperature is important when filling/checking.:cool:
     
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