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transmission fluid

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by currierstaco, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Oct 21, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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    currierstaco

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    I've got a 05 tacoma 4x4 v6 auto and I'm trying to change the fluid in the tranny. I've seen a lot of people say that you can only use toyotas WS fluid but i was wondering if i could use AMSOIL ATF and if it was safe to use or if it was gonna tear everything up inside it. Any help or knowledge would be helpful.
     
  2. Oct 21, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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  3. Oct 21, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    i think i paid 135 for 13 qts w/tax of ws factory fluid.good for 60k miles...
     
  4. Oct 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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    i think i would use the factory recommended fluids for the tranny
     
  5. Oct 21, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    So y did you need so much fluid cuz my haines manual says i only need 3.2 even when i drop the pan so thats what i bought of AMSOIL was 4.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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  7. Oct 21, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    so if i pull the pan to clean out the filter ure saying im gonna need 13 qts?
     
  8. Oct 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    you don't pull the pan... you drain from different areas.

    Read the thread from the link he posted. Has complete directions.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    Torque converter holds like 10, if u flush it, lines, cooler, the whole shebang, yes u will need at least that. Dropping pan doesn't flush whole system. You don't want to just drain pan and add a new fluid when there's lots of Toyota fluid left.
     
  10. Oct 21, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    And neither is a full fluid change needed as long as the drain/refill is done regularly.
     
  11. Oct 21, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    the v6 transmission does not have a filter. no need to remove the pan. just drain and fill about 4 quarts.
     
  12. Oct 21, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    That blows that I just blew 60 bucks on AMSOIL ATF for no damn reason now. Appreciate the info though just saved me from mixing all that together.
     
  13. Oct 21, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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    Go ahead and buy some more Amsoil fluid and do the complete transmission flush, as detailed by member Mountain Lion.

    It's easy - I just did it a couple of weeks ago. Someone else just posted the link in an above post.
     
  14. Oct 22, 2012 at 5:03 AM
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    The post looks great and doesn't seem to be hard at all. Appreciate the info
     
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