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Replacing Transmission Fluid

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by rogerkamp8817, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Mar 16, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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    DoorDing

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    Careful, Bill. You're upsetting a lot of apple carts with all that truthiness.

    I'll add that if you do a lot of towing or otherwise put a lot of stress on the AT, a 100,000 mile service interval is probably too long. If someone would check the FSM for an ATF severe service interval, I'd appreciate it.

    A friend that owns a transmission shop recommends a 60k mile interval for most everything larger than a small car. I'll probably follow that advice when the time comes, and have his shop do the work. Without using a fluid change machine, there's an awful lot of old fluid left in the torque converter, ATF radiator, lines, etc.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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    Did anyone ask the OP if he has a 2.7 or a 4.0?

    The 2.7 still uses T-IV. 4.0 takes the WS which is the 100k rated fluid.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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    I have a 4.0 and the Canadian maintenance schedule says 96 000kms ( 60 000 miles )
     
  4. Mar 16, 2013 at 9:42 PM
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  5. Mar 16, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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    glad i made a thread about this. i found some threads that say 60,000 and others that say 100,000 miles.

    i will have to check local prices but it sounds like it's much cheaper than i originally anticipated.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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    When is the 2.7 to be serviced? I have almost 95,000. I have the 5 speed though
     
  7. Mar 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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    If you have a 5 speed manual, then they don't get service that much. Though I like to change the fluid out as often as I do axle fluid, so about every 60k.
     
  8. Mar 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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    In SoCal, I would recommend Carson Toyota off the 405 near the refinery.

    It's a corporate-owned dealer and a sponsor of Tundrasolutions. They've always done me right on parts and warranty service.
    Other dealerships have tried to tack on extras as a condition of releasing a vehicle after recall work, hosed me on prices, or... Claremont Toyota left the radiator cap off after changing a warped exhaust manifold.
    Glendora Toyota is cheaper than Claremont on parts.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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    i will try carson toyota. it is not too far out of my way.

    i have the V6 with the auto transmission.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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    Be warned.... they are busy.
    I haven't been there in years, but they used to have a lot jockey bringing coffee and donuts out to people waiting in line for service Saturday morning.

    Weekdays aren't bad, worth taking a day off work.
     
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    Did you ever take it to Carson?

    I'm looking for a shop that's reasonable in the OC as well.
     
  12. Apr 13, 2014 at 1:53 AM
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    Carson and Glendora are both good.

    Stay away from Claremont.
     
  13. Apr 13, 2014 at 2:01 AM
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    So far. Any experience with Toyota of Orange? That's right by me
     
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    Not with service in OC.

    Had some very bad sales experiences with South Coast.
    I've heard bad things about Elmore for 30 years.
     
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