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Need to change the ATF

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomaforlife, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Mar 29, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    my ATF is black and has a burnt smell and its safe to say its never been changed ive had the truck for 50k and never thought to check it but i looked the other day when i changed the oil and it looks bad. should i change it myself or have a shop do it?
     
  2. Mar 29, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    if its very bad and you change it...it may never move again.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    you could get it flushed...depending on mileage. otherwise.......do a few drain and fills(4 quarts each time) and it'll get new fluid in there. not a bad idea to pull the pan and clean the magnets and the filter screen tho.
     
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  5. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    yea thats what im afraid of.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    well ive got 181k:D
     
  7. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    Possibility that your transmission is on it's last leg. You might want to get your transmission checked out, before you worry about changing the ATF, good possibility you might need a new transmission.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    getting there....
    in that case........no flush. drain and fills may be ok for it....but if its been in there for 60k miles or so...may just wanna leave it alone.
     
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