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Fluids change question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Justyn98, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. Sep 24, 2017 at 9:22 AM
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    Justyn98

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    hey yall, im about to change the antifreeze, oil and power steering fluid in my 09 TRD sport. The only questions i have are about the antifreeze and power steering. I bought the Lucas power steering fluid with conditioners and got the prestone 50/50 Antifreeze. if im not mistaken the prestone is yellow or green but the toyota fluid is redish pink, is it okay to use theese 2 fluids? or no?
     
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  3. Sep 24, 2017 at 9:44 AM
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    ive never heard of that stuff, would it be better than the prestone? plus since its red would it be better not to mix colors?
     
  4. Sep 24, 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    The Tacoma requires a specific type of coolant. Read your owner's manual and match the specs.
     
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  6. Sep 24, 2017 at 9:46 AM
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    well i had called the dealership and they gave me the ok on the prestone, because like i said i was weary about any of the original mixing with the new
     
  7. Sep 24, 2017 at 9:47 AM
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    lol.

    Prestone makes several types of 50/50 coolant. Which one did you buy?
     
  8. Sep 24, 2017 at 9:49 AM
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    Probably OK generic/universal stuff.
     
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    thats what i was thinking. what about the power steering fluid? i bought the lucas.
     
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    More generic universal stuff.

    You know the owner's manual specifies ATF for the PS don't you?
     
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    its dexron II or III isnt it? i just know the lucas is a universal as well it said its compatible with all vehicles. i just wasnt sure how well it works
     
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    i may have to do some research on the lucas then, just to double check
     
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    I always follow the owner's manual recommendations if available, and if I go a different route, I research here BEFORE I buy and use anything. Lot's of experience on TW.
     
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    ^^^ This

    I got spacey and added PS fluid before I realized my error. I had to bleed it all out a few times to be sure I didn't have much left in there. I was so angry I did that. I get Toyota ATF fluid from the dealer. It's cheap and I know it's the right stuff.

    Never done my coolant myself, but when Toyota did my timing belt/water pump, mine came back filled with green antifreeze.
     
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    The Tacomas spec Dexron II or Dexron III for the Power steering. Usually Toyota only carries T-IV or WS ATF.
     
  19. Sep 24, 2017 at 12:37 PM
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    ATF not power steering fluid, you will kill your pump. Also use OEM coolant or Equivalent
     
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