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Manual Transmission fluid change Q

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by deadbolt, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    deadbolt

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    Im about to change the fluid in my V6 manual tranny and was wondering if someone can post pics of where the drain plug/re-fill plugs are located on our V6s. Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 17, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    Are you planning on changing the Transmission Fluid?
     
  3. Nov 17, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    Yep! doing it as a part of my 30k service
     
  4. Nov 17, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    any reason you're doing that? I can't imagine its actually part of a 30k service. I am not too familiar with these fancy atf stick shifts. I like my old whale oil 3/4 speeds (cept when I actually have to drive em).
     
  5. Nov 18, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    I dont have pics, but I just did mine again for the second time. Been doing mine every 30K, but with Mobil1 this last change was actually really clean and will stretch it next time.

    Anyway, looking under the tranny there will the 24 mm bolt for the drain at the bottom center, easy find. The fill hole is again a 24 mm bolt, but up halfway on the tranny casing facing the front driveshaft (basically towards drivers side)

    Loosen the fill first. Drain. Refill. I use a cheap fluid pump from any auto store to get the fluid in there. Bolts to 30 ft/lb.
     
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    +1 on the pump....the only way to do it. Otherwise you'll end up with a mess on your hands.
     
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    WTF?
     
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    The WTF? was actually directed at you.
    I don't see the OP saying anything about ATF...
     
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    Maybe the later tacomas switched to ATF in the manuals (I know some cars do run ATF in the manual transmissions). But I know my '06 runs good old dino oil.

    But never the less it doesn't change any of the advice give here.

    Drain plug on the bottom
    Fill plug on the drivers side
    get a pump and you should be good to go
     
  10. Nov 18, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    Oh.. the ay6 takes whale oil? I figured that was all gone.. I haven't put gear lube in a modern car.. like.. ever. T5 was atf back in the early 90s. Since then.. haven't seen it.

    BUT.. still q from me remains. Why change it? Other than just being super pedantic about pretty fluids. Its good in an auto trans for like.. ever.. an auto trans doesn't have clutches to burn it up. I'll check my service guide.. But I've had gear oil in cars for.. like I said .. ever.. you never need to replace it unless its fouled.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    Don't have pics, but it's pretty easy. And yes, you pretty much have to have a pump to get the new oil in.

    I did mine at about 45-50K, put in Red Line MT90. I had read here that I would notice a big difference, much smoother shifts. But to be honest, any difference I felt was very minimal.
     
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