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auto tranny fluid change

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by linkfeeney, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Oct 8, 2008 at 5:05 PM
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    linkfeeney

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    did anyone change their automatic transmission before on themselves?
    easy or a pain?
     
  2. Oct 8, 2008 at 5:20 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    What kind of vehicle. I have changed a couple of automatic trannys and its not much different from a manual, exept its hevier.
     
  3. Oct 8, 2008 at 5:22 PM
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    My v6 tacoma... big transmission. what kind of transmission does it come with from factory? synethic too?
     
  4. Oct 8, 2008 at 6:05 PM
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    Oh, my bad. I didnt read the "fluid" in your title. I thought you wanted to change the whole transmission. :eek: The tranny comes filled with a "WS" fluid. World Standard from what I understand. It requires a special procedure for changeing the fluid.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    yep.........probably best to let the dealer do this ,at least, while its under warranty.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    Do you wanna do a complete change, or just a drain and refill?
     
  7. Oct 8, 2008 at 6:20 PM
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    the complete change will need a new trans filter?

    i guess whatever comes up on 30K, i still got a while to go... but I get worry and prepare thing so so so far in advance :D
     
  8. Oct 8, 2008 at 6:22 PM
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    getting there....
    the newer tacomas, unless you tow alot, dont need to be changed until 100k miles. its long life fluid.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2008 at 6:25 PM
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    really??? how do u think shit and I don't? man, i feel so left out....:confused:
     
  10. Oct 8, 2008 at 6:26 PM
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    no biggie man........thats why there is tacomaworld!!!:)
     
  11. Oct 9, 2008 at 12:24 PM
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    but dont u think is a good idea to chane it like 30k thou?
     
  12. Oct 9, 2008 at 2:21 PM
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    nah........unless you are doing alot of towing, its really not necessary. but............the way i feel about it and would want my transmission to last, on the 06 i had....i was going to get it changed at 50k, since i towed my bass boat a little. i really dont think 30k is necessary though unless you tow alot.
     
  13. Oct 12, 2008 at 12:06 PM
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    what if I want to change the fluid? does toyota make their own fluid or go amsoil auto trans fluid?
     
  14. Oct 12, 2008 at 1:38 PM
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    for the "ws" fluid.....probably need to stick with the fluid toyota uses...cause im not sure anyoe makes any trans fluid that matches the "ws" type yet. and since its a weird process.....probably best to let toyota do it too.
     
  15. Oct 12, 2008 at 5:08 PM
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    WS stands for world standard?
    yeah but the dealer is such a rip off. especially in NJ
     
  16. Oct 12, 2008 at 5:10 PM
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    yeah, and i agree......stealerjips can be ripoffs, but if they do the work...if it messes up sometime, its on them....not on you like it would be if you did it yourself and messed up something.
     
  17. Oct 12, 2008 at 5:28 PM
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    they should print out the hayes manual for our truck already, but I bet will not come out until the new design rolls out
     
  18. Oct 12, 2008 at 5:32 PM
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    does any one know how to do the tran flued for a 94 4runner
     
  19. Oct 13, 2008 at 5:06 PM
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    i'm sure u have a hayes manual for that no?
     
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    keep dreaming about the haynes manual man.....toyota will not let them make a shop manual for people to use. you gotta either buy the toyota books, or download a copy of what they use at the dealerships thru a link here.
     
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