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does a 2014 tacoma V6 have a tranny dipstick?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mfoto1946, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Jun 20, 2019 at 9:11 PM
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    mfoto1946

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    does a 2014 tacoma V6 have a tranny dipstick?
     
  2. Jun 20, 2019 at 9:13 PM
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    didnt think so thanks
     
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    You can check the level by crawling under the truck and removing the skid plates. And very carefully, take you fingers and insert them into your ass.

    Lol thank Toyota for making a sealed trans that you cant check without removing the fill plug smh
     
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    Hello,
    I recently bought a 2005 Tacoma, Regular Cab, 4 Speed Automatic, 4 Cyl, 2.7. Although this car is not supposed to have a dipstick it does. Below are several photos of the dipstick in my Tacoma. Also after researching this on the internet I found a video that shows a 2008 with a dipstick. This dipstick is identical to mine. In addition the owners manual as well as the Haynes service manual says the proper amount of ATF on a drain and refill is 2.1 quarts. I took down the pan changed the filter. Before taking the pan down I drained the ATF into an old Antifreeze jug (1 Gallon). It filled the jug as well as an old quart bottle and a little more. After changing the filter i put in 5 quarts of ATF and drove around. After checking it was still a little low. I put in a little more and it was full.

    I will probably contact Toyota to find out how it is possible I have a dipstick and why it is taking so much ATF.

    https://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/2008_Toyota_Tacoma_2.7L_4_Cyl._Extended_Cab_Pickup_(4_Door)/transmission_fluid/check_fluid_levelDipstick 1.jpg Dipstick 2.jpg


     
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  6. Jun 21, 2019 at 5:47 AM
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    No mystery. The 4 cylinders all have a dipstick, the v6 tacomas do not. Your 4 cylinder with a dipstick is not rare or special.

    Also it's not unusual for the tranny to be a little low from the factory, which could be why you had to add more to top it off after your fluid change. Did you check the level before draining anything?

    OP there is a procedure for checking fluid level in the v6 without a dipstick. It's a pain. You get the trteams up to operating temp (a specific range) then open an overflow bung and fill until fluid drizzles out. There are posts on this forum with how to write ups.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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    Thank You Buggsy.
    I drained the ATF into a gallon Antifreeze bottle and into a quart oil bottle. Therefore I replaced 5 quarts and it still took a little more. The owners manual and the Haynes service manual both say 2.1 quarts with a drain and refill. I know the filter can’t hold 3+ quarts.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2019 at 6:10 AM
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    And the same applies to both 1st and 2nd Gen Differentials.
     
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    Rear End Oil took a little over 3 1/2 quarts. I am doing a complete maintenance on this vehicle. Just became confused about the discrepancy in the ATF amounts.
     

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