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Changing my transmission fluid.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by josh.., Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Nov 24, 2009 at 6:40 AM
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    josh..

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    I did search and saw that this has been gone over about a million times, but I couldn't really find the answer I was looking for. I'm trying to go about changing my important fluids and want to do the transmission and differentials. I see that it's going to take 75W-90 in the front and rear differential and the T-IV fluid from Toyota for the transmission. My one question is it best to just drain and fill the transmission, or to actually get it flushed? I know it would probably be dependent on how dirty it is, but I'd rather just do it myself than have to start it and then go get it flushed somewhere.
     
  2. Nov 24, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    I would just drain and refill.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Depending on the condition, maybe do it again in a few months.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2009 at 8:07 AM
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    I was told by a Toyota service writer that you only want to drain and refill, NOT FLUSH. He said that all the ones they drained and refilled, were fine; of the ones that got flushed, most came back with issues.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    I have heard the same thing. But from people that have had the trannys flushed.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    i drain and fill every 15k
     
  7. Nov 24, 2009 at 8:42 AM
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    Alright, sounds good to me. And it takes around 4 quarts?
     
  8. Nov 24, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    i think about 3.2
     
  9. Nov 24, 2009 at 9:29 AM
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    Chris or others,
    When you say you do a drain and refill, do you just drain at the plug or do you drop the pan? Also, do you recommend changing the filter? I have a 1st gen 02 with 36,000 miles. Probably never been done.
    Thanks,
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  10. Nov 24, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    Just drain at the plug.
     
  11. Nov 24, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    I useually pull the pan, clean the screen, then reinstal and fill.
     
  12. Nov 24, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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  13. Nov 24, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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    I've already changed the oil twice. Just been lazy getting around to doing the rest.
     
  14. Nov 24, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    i just did this last weekend. drained at the plug then realized there was no dipstick so pulled the pan down and filled. per the dealer its 3.2 liters to refill. cleaned the pan, didnt touch anything else.
     
  15. Nov 24, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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  16. Nov 24, 2009 at 10:04 AM
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    I wasnt talking first gen. he's got an '09 and i've got an '07
     
  17. Nov 24, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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  18. Nov 24, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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  19. Nov 24, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    Thought you were referring to the OP.
     
  20. Nov 24, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    I was talking about the OP, he's got an '09 right? am i missing something?:confused:
     
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