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changing tranny fluid

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by fireturk41, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Apr 12, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    can you do it yourself on the first gens? if you can can someone please give instructions and or pics/diagrams thanks
     
  2. Apr 12, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Drain the oil from the tranny drain plug. Remove the tranny oil pan. Then, remove and replace with new, the oil strainer. Clean the old gasket material off the pan and surface it mounts to on the tranny. Install ( or make) new gasket/ Fill until the propper level is reached on the dip stick.

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  3. Apr 13, 2009 at 4:20 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    You have an Automatic?

    I'd recommend having the tranny flushed. And I'm not sure if you can do that at home.... might be better paying someone to do it and ensure its done right.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Good advise here. BUT, I have found that most of the time when they flush, being as they dont change the filter, all the shit still sits in either the filter, or is run back into the tranny.

    The absolute best way to change the fluid would be to drop the pan, change the filter, THEN get the flush.

    My $0.02.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2009 at 6:51 AM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    since my truck is so old, should i tell them just to drop the pan and change the filter with no flush? with not knowing when the last change was and at how many miles it was at im afraid a flush would crack the seals
     
  6. Apr 13, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Yes. Be sure to ask for the old filter back, so you know they changed it. Tell them you want it so you can send it out to have oil sample performed.
     
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