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Any Tips on changing Trans fluid?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2toys, May 26, 2009.

  1. May 26, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    2toys

    2toys [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to replace trans fluid on my '01 2.7 auto. I plan on dropping the pan, clean/replacing filter (as needed).

    Does this model have a replaceable filter or just a washable screen? If so, does anyone have model # or suggestions?

    Can I replace with Mobile 1 ATF? or is there a better suggestion?

    How much fluid will I need? (I've read 2-5 quarts)

    Any other tips/suggestions/pointers?

    TIA
     
  2. May 27, 2009 at 4:23 AM
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    Do some research and maybe there's a method to FLUSH the transmission yourself. Personally, I'd take it to a shop and have it flushed.

    You're far better off having it flushed to get all the old fluid out and clean every aspect of the tranny (and not just the oil in the pan).
     
  3. May 27, 2009 at 6:21 AM
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    Well, the FLUSH issue seems to be a topic all to itself. But from what I've read, it seems unnecessarily risky to be back flushing.

    My thinking is that if I find really bad fluid and I only get a couple quarts out, I'll run a week and drain/fill as needed. Kinda like bleeding breaks, but slower.
     
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