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too much transmission fluid? Dipstick reading inquiry

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beedoola, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Jul 27, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    beedoola

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    There are Four notches on the dipstick - what I'm presuming are the right levels for the fluid to be in between for Hot and Cold. At the moment the fluid level is a little bit above the last notch in the Hot zone. Is this acceptable or do I need to remove excess from the transmission pan?

    01' 2.7 litter 2wd Taco
     
  2. Jul 27, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    getting there....
    If its just a tad over.....usually won't hurt anything. If its a quart over tho..I'd drain some.
     
  3. Jul 27, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    what would constitute a quart over reading? - say the equivalent of the hot or cold "reading range"? - the space between the two Hot or the two Cold notches.

    Thank you.
     
  4. Jul 27, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    Are you checking this with the truck running?
     
  5. Jul 27, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    What is the correct way to check trans fluid level? I have a 2004 5VZ motor, 2wd. My dipstick has 4 notches .... 2 at cold and 2 at hot. I drained the fluid yester day and refilled with 2 quarts of touota type IV fluid. The manual say a drain and fill will take up to 2.0 quarts. The dip stick show below the lowest cold notch wiht 2 quarts.

    Tell me the correct way to check the fluid. Should the transmission be in neutral, drive, reverse, etc? How do I ensure the fluid is hot enough?
     
  7. Feb 5, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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    Just gotta say.....manual is incorrect. With a drain and fill.....4 quarts will do it. As for checking.......after driving normally for 15 minutes.........check with truck running in neutral. Should be somewhere close on the hot marks.....but you'll probably need to add 2 quarts.
     
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