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How much does the dealer charge to change the transmission fluid?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mxpatriot, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Sep 8, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    Mxpatriot

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    Going to be hitting 100K around the end of the year, so I know it's going to be that time soon. I hear that the transmission is a sealed unit, which pretty much eliminates the desire from this driveway mechanic to change it myself. So, how much are the stealerships charging to change transmission fluid?
     
  2. Sep 8, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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    if you are somewhat mech. inclined then you can do this yourself there is a write up on it in here somewhere
     
  3. Sep 8, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    Thanks, I just took a look at it. Doesn't appear too difficult; I'll have to call the dealer and figure out how much I would save and if it's worth the hassle or not. I'm mechanically inclined, but things that are a pain in the ass I like to pass on to the mechanics.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    Super easy to do man. Don't be scared off by jumping the OBD port. After that it is just a series of shifts and waiting to the right temp to check. But at 100K, you might want the flush. not just a drain/fill. Which has been done on here but I cannot comment on it.
     
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    you could do 3 drain and fills,that would clean it up as much as a flush.it would take 9.6 quarts,and cost less than 75.00 bucks.and i believe toyota changed the interval from 100k to 60k.i drain and fill mine every 15 k,fluid stays nice and clean that way.
     
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    x2, the dealer won't just drain and refill, they flush oil through the torque convertor.

    I've actually heard some mixed reviews about changing the transmission oil at higher mileage if it hasn't been done before. If you're high in mileage and the transmission oil hasn't been changed, the grit in the oil is actually what makes the plates in the torque convertor spin together. If you put clean fluid in, the torque convertor may not work anymore. This is more of a tip for POS trucks and transmissions on their last leg but just a word of caution, I wouldn't worry about it with yours.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    I called my dealer and they wanted $179.95 to change the fluid.
     
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    that sounds about right,when we flush with the machine it takes 12 quarts of ATF.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    My local dealers don't flush anymore, they used to but not sure why the change. They used to have them but don't recommend that anymore. They quoted me $89 for a drain and refill, about 3 qts of fluid.
     
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    Not all dealers flush with a machine. When you price this service, it is important to know what service you are getting a price quote for. Many service advisors who don't know jack about cars will often refer to a drain and fill as a flush as well.

    Be sure to know what you are paying for.
     
  11. Sep 8, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    ummm yeah
    80 bucks for drain and refill from toyota.....fluid included toyota special shit
     
  12. Sep 8, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    I have always done my own maintenence on all the trucks/cars I've had for the last 15 years....cause I like to know its done right and I'm cheap. Toyota has scared me away from this one with their sealed tranny though. I REALLY dont want to mess this one up, so I'm taking it in. They said around 200 to drain/fill, drain/fill, drain/fill...they do this three times I think is what they said, and dont do a flush with a machine.
    Does this sound about right? I know its kinda pricey but so is not doing perfectly and ruining a $4K tranny.
    Also, is everyone reading this thread feeling the 100K interval on changing the fluid? I plan on getting mine done at 75K. I saw that one of you does it every 15K:confused: That seems like a waste of time and oil to me....but definately, to each their own. The faster oil runs out, the faster I can start driving a hydrogen powered vehicle I guess....so use it up:)
     
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    Around 200 bucks :thumbsup:
     
  14. Sep 9, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    Mine was 194.06 including tax. Debated on doing this myself, but just did not have the time when it needed to be done.
     
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