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Transmission fluid??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Junetaco03, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Aug 21, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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    Junetaco03

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    I'm running low on transmission fluid. Never added this before wondering which one I should buy ? I have a 2003 tacoma v6 3.4. Thanks
     
  2. Aug 22, 2017 at 12:32 AM
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    Wyoming09

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    Well since you said Fluid

    It calls for Toyota T-IV ATF

    Which seems to open up a whole can of worms as to just what else can be used.
     
  3. Mar 14, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    Zerofear66

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    Is there any thing else that can be safely used?
    I did a search but couldnt find much.
    TIA
     
  4. Mar 14, 2019 at 4:10 PM
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    jbrandt

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    I would tend to want to figure out why I'm running low on transmission fluid, first...
     
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  5. Mar 14, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    01GreenTacoma

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    This is what I use. It seems to be pretty good stuff

    image.jpg
     
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  6. Mar 14, 2019 at 6:45 PM
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    Martman

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    Why not go to toyota and get the factory stuff..
     
  7. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    cruxofthebisquit

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    OME and worth every penny.
    BTW Your dipstick always specifies what type of oil/fluid goes there.
     
  8. Mar 15, 2019 at 10:09 AM
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    Second this.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    Luv my yota

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    Factory fluid costs way too much. I third what the others said.
     
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  10. Mar 15, 2019 at 1:05 PM
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    Rachelsdaddy

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    I just looked at the price of the Toyota IV atf.... holy crap, 10-15 a quart on EBay. I planned on changing mine this spring but will be looking at other options for sure
     
  11. Mar 15, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    cruxofthebisquit

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    OME and worth every penny.
    Toyota doesn't make transmission fluid and as far as I know use no material in their tranny that requires a formulation that no one else uses.

    I actually think factory spec oils are on the low end.
     
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  12. Mar 15, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    cruxofthebisquit

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    OME and worth every penny.
    Read your dipstick, possible you don't even use T-IV (I don't know personally but Toyota was using Dex III in 99 for my Sienna)
     
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  13. Mar 15, 2019 at 1:39 PM
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    Rachelsdaddy

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    I will be checking for sure as I don’t even know what tranny is in it since someone long ago appears to have replaced it. *sigh... It is a PreRunner with gender issues that now identifies as a 4x4. I think it’s right since the ECT button and OD buttons work properly.. lol ehhhh but I noticed some stuff under there that don’t look original such as the dipstick tube bracket has nothing to bolt to, The cooler lines are kinda mickey moused. Thanks for the heads up.
     

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