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Transmission Service

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by LAKESIDETACO, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Feb 23, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    LAKESIDETACO

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    My Tacoma has 125,000 miles on it and I last serviced the transmission around 80,000 miles. The transmission isnt having any issues, but I know the fluid should be changed. I've heard horror stories about changing the fluid on higher mileage transmissions. Do you think it's safe to have it serviced???
     
  2. Feb 23, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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    stucksucksnayota

    stucksucksnayota Well-Known Member

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    I have heard that on high milage toyota trannys you want to drain and refill dont flush it.
    Ive had more them one mechanic tell me that if you get it flushed you have a chance of it flushing all the small metal pieces back into the tranny which is not good.
    I always just drained and filled mine probably twice a year and never had any problems until one day it started grinding and then it locked up and i had to get it rebuilt lol. So idk all i do know is it blows having to pay the rebuild bill!

    Good luck
     
  3. Feb 23, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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    trust me, you def. want it serviced.....

    Hmmm by your user name, do you live in Lakeside ?? (my asking is oblivious..:D)
     
  4. Feb 23, 2012 at 11:58 PM
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    shampoop

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    Flushes are just like a more effective drain and fill.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2012 at 6:37 AM
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    Thanks for all the info! Sounds like I will do a drain and refill. Yes I live in Lakeside California....
     
  6. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:03 AM
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    Robertgeejr1

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  7. Feb 24, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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    nice.... where do you live / i need your transmission after you saervice it....


    j/k:)
     
  8. Feb 24, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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    brs127s

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    The issue is when someone doesn't have the tranny serviced until it reaches a high mileage. Where you had yours serviced at 80,000 and just have 40,000 on the last service, you should be fine with a flush
     
  9. Feb 24, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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    Don't forget your rear diff too. Don't flush the tranny... just drain refill. $30 diy
     
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