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Transmission fluid change

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by BCT09, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Sep 16, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    BCT09

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    Hey guys i have an 09 tacoma and i was wondering how often i should change my transmission fluid. i looked at my owners manual didn't specify! thanks in advanced!
     
  2. Sep 16, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    chadderkdawg

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    Leave it alone, more bad comes from a tranny flush than good.
     
  3. Sep 16, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    Only if your tranny is already going to shit.

    OP I'm flushing at 50K. Only 8K to go.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    There are different requirements for AT, MT, 4x4, hauling. I have 133k on my manual and will be doing the most likely "first" refill.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    x2. Nothing bad comes from replacing fluid in the transmission unless damage has already been done. I'll be doing my first flush at 60k miles.

    If you do a full flush, I'd do it between 50 - 75k miles depending your driving habits, if you're just doing a drain and refill you might want to do it a little more frequently or closer to every 50k miles.
     
  6. Sep 19, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    alright thanks everyone i appreciate the input!
     
  7. Sep 19, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    i called toyota asking for a quote and they said 100k mi WAS what it should be changed at now they saying that "when you have a problem bring it in".... sounds like they just need money lol
     
  8. Sep 19, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    I just did the flush at 50k mi. After this I will be doing a 3qt. Drain/refill every 15k mi so I don't have to deal with doing the full flush again.
     
  9. Sep 19, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    I just did mine at 81,000....shifts smoother now :spy:
     
  10. Sep 19, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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    Well when you replace the water with actual trans fluid I would hope it would shift better.
     
  11. Sep 19, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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    :brianr: asshole :cool:
     
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