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when to change your transmission fluid?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ratboy23, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Nov 27, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    ratboy23

    ratboy23 [OP] New Member

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    I bought my tacoma with 143K on it and i didn't know if it ever had a transmission flush. I asked around for advice from several people and this is what they told me:

    1) Don't ever change it unless something goes wrong but makes sure the fluid is full always.
    or..
    2) Never flush it but do drain it because flushing it can cause more problems if it was never flushed with regular maintenance.

    any advice?
    i have 153K on my truck now.
     
  2. Nov 27, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Alot of folks drop the pan, and replace a few quarts every 30k miles. If its never been done before, you may want to have it flushed.
     
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