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ATF flush and change

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jeremy_283, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Oct 26, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    jeremy_283

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    I've changed front, rear, and transfer case fluids but my ATF just seems too much. Dealer says I will be paying $70 in labor to flush and change. I've rebuilt ATV and Dirtbike engines but ATF and cars just aren't my cup of tea. Is it easier than I think it is? (I've seen the threads for it too)
     
  2. Oct 26, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    05RedTaco

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    Its way easy!

    1, Open fill plug
    2, Open drain plug
    3, Drain Fluid
    4, Pump new fluid in (I believe its 3-4quarts)
    5, Do AT Temp procedure - its described in the sticky
    6, Open check plug - should be small trickle coming out
    - if any fluid doesnt come out, add fluid and go to step 5,
    - if fluid gushes out, let it drain until its small trickle

    Bam, you just saved $70...
     
  3. Oct 26, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    tacomathom

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    There are ways to flush an automatic your self, but you you always run the risk of the transmission pumping out the fluid faster than you're adding it. That can cause serious damage. I would take my truck to a mechanic with the proper machine to do a transmission flush.
     
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