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6 speed v6 tranny fluid change help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gordi, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Jul 1, 2014 at 9:31 AM
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    gordi

    gordi [OP] Only had a wheel fall off once

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    Anyone have a guide or pictures or video on where the fill and fill line bolt are at on this tranny. I found the drain bolt easily but where are the other two and do u use a pump to push the fluid in?
     
  2. Jul 1, 2014 at 9:43 AM
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    Noelie84

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    If I remember correctly the fill plug is on the driver's side, basically in line with the drain plug.
    When I worked at a shop we had a suction pump and used that.
    When I've changed manual transmission fluid in my driveway before, I've gotten a length of tubing stuck one end into the tranny and clamped the other end onto the nozzle of the gear oil bottle. Then I get my air compressor, jam a needle (like for filling sports balls with air) into the bottom of the oil bottle, flip it over, and slowly add air to the bottle. The positive pressure in the bottle forces the gear oil into the transmission (don't rush it, or you'll blow the tubing off the end and make a huge mess :mad:). Repeat for as many bottles as you need.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2014 at 4:32 PM
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    gordi

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    where is the plug that u take out and fill it until it pours out of that one?
     
  4. Jul 1, 2014 at 4:56 PM
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    Fill plug is up high on driverside of transmission. 24mm socket if i remember correctly. I used Redline MT-90 oil, which is about the best transmission oil for our trucks. About 1.9 qts. Get a cheap pump and line from homedepot/lowes/ace/etc that screws on to a qt. size bottle and pump it in till it starts dribbling out. There is a more detailed write up with pics in the 2nd gen. forum somewhere. Just search it.
     
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  6. Jul 2, 2014 at 9:12 AM
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    gordi

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    i did but it was not that detailed and did not show the over fill plug that u look for it to drip out of. i was going with mt90
     

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