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well... i'm thinkin about gettin my trans. flushed...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kessler89, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Sep 15, 2011 at 12:02 AM
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    kessler89

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    truck has 78k on it right now, i searched around the forum and got alot of mixed opinions, i dont tow a ton with the truck but i do every now and then, i have no idea what the past 70k miles looked like for the truck as i've only owned it for 8 months or so, what do you guys think? flush it, or drain/fill, drain and fill only does about 3qts, i'm not positive but i'm sure the trans holds at least 4x that amount

    i'm having no shifting issues but i've serviced the whole truck BUT the transmission, being that i build transmissions for a living i have a pretty good idea what neglect will do to them, i dont want to risk driving it with burnt up fluid in it or risk damaging it

    thanks!!
     
  2. Sep 15, 2011 at 2:14 AM
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    05sctaco

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    It will shift smoother as from what i'm hearing for a full flush, and fill. Even though they put new fluid in, you tranny collects all the new metal shavings from all the new parts when new. I believe the drain is magnetic so you'll see.
     
  3. Sep 15, 2011 at 5:22 AM
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    parrishr13

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    This service is supposed to be done at 50k?
     
  4. Sep 15, 2011 at 5:24 AM
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    It used to be 100k, but IIRC they dropped it down to 60k.
     
  5. Sep 15, 2011 at 5:25 AM
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    Do it Have you priced out a new tranny :eek: Jim
     
  6. Sep 15, 2011 at 5:28 AM
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    Is this for both auto and manual?
     
  7. Sep 15, 2011 at 5:44 AM
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    That was for the auto. It is/was considered a "maintenance free". That's why there is no dipstick. I'm not sure what the interval is for the manual.
     
  8. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    lynyrd3

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    I think it is 30000 for auto .
     
  9. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    Bgwood88

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    At that mileage i would just drop the pan change filter and add new fluid. Ive heard that if you wait to long a flush can really mess one up.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    TurfTaco

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    maybe i should just let mine go then...135k never added, changed or flushed
     
  11. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    i hope you're joking, cause 30k isn't even broke in, makes no sense 100k i can see or mabye 60k but not 30
     
  12. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    if it used to be 100k and now is 60k how would 78k be "waiting too long"?
     
  13. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    I'm at 102k and have never done anything with the tranny. I've been thinking about doing it now that I am about to do all the 100k maintenance items. Not sure if I want to risk it though.
     
  14. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    Go ahead and do it... I had mine done at 60k... I do a lot of heavy towing so I figured the sooner the better... I didn't notice any change/better/smooth shifting... More or less piece of mind...
     
  15. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    i just called the dealer and they said between 90 and 100k, i think i'll just go ahead and do it soon and get it outa the way, $159 FYI, not as bad as i thought it'd be
     
  16. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    I think mine was $200... seems reasonable!
     
  17. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    Its one of those things you do a flush and it F*cks up you waited to long. with yours being a 06 it might be fine.
     
  18. Sep 15, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    this is one of those rare things, i will let a dealership do. i plan on knocking it off the list when i hit 70k.
     
  19. Sep 15, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    Iv drained and filled mine twice. 1st was at 60k, the other at 70k to try and get some more of the bad fluid out. Came out nice and red instead... so im leaving it alone.
     
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