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Transmission Fluid Help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Blumpkinson, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Sep 18, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    Blumpkinson

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    Alright guys, its an 03 trd 4x4 5spd with right around 68,000 miles on it. I recently got the truck and have no knowledge of past maintenance. I was going to change the front are rear diff fluid this weekend and wanted to change the tranny fluid as well. I was wondering if changing the fluid could make the tranny slip, which would be a huge problem cause i'm tight on money right now:( and getting the tranny repaired is out of the question.
     
  2. Sep 18, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    with that low of miles.....you'll be fine. switching to a synthetic would be a pretty idea as well.
     
  3. Sep 18, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    Thx man, any specific brand you would recommend? Also, i am planning on taking it mudding every now and then, how often should i replace the diff fluid?
     
  4. Sep 18, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    yeah that and the grey wire mod are going to be tomorrow's projects after work.
     
  5. Sep 18, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    mobil1 75w90 will be good for the diffs,transfer case and your transmission.
     
  6. Sep 18, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    Make sure to use the T-IV type tranny fluid if indeed your truck requires it.
     
  7. Sep 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM
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    t-iv is for the auto. i think he has a 5 speed.:)
     
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  10. Sep 18, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    lol yup gotta love the manual
     
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    Make sure you get a GL-4 fluid and not a GL-5. They have been reports of GL-5 causing synchro issues in the first gens.
     
  12. Sep 18, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    just looked it up and the mobil 1 75w90 is a Gl-5, so what would you recommend?
     
  13. Sep 18, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    It's ok to use it in the diff's. I use Amsoil or Rotella. You can get the Rotella just about anywhere.
     
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