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Where to buy auto trans dipstick tube grommet

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by neuro242, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Nov 21, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    neuro242

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    I have searched the web and this forum for 2 days w/out success. Can anyone tell me where to buy or how to fix, other than the dealer, the grommet (or o ring) that goes between the 2 piece auto transmission dipstick tube? For some reason mine is just gone. Don't know how long it's been missing but I have never had the pan off.

    2004 2.7
     
  2. Nov 22, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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  3. Nov 22, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    Why wouldn't you go to the dealer for a $2 part?
     
  4. Nov 22, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    A question for a question. At least I got a response of some sort. Because I live in the middle of nowhere. Not a dealer for over an hours drive that I have no other reason to make. It would cost me 3/4 tank of gas to make the round trip to get a $2 part. I just can't believe I can't find this part or a solution on the web anywhere else. I know I'm not the only one that's had to replace this but I can't find the slightest bit of info about it, other than 'theres an o ring where it could be leaking'. It's the first time I've had this issue w/ a toyota. I may just borrow a tool to measure and hit up the tractor shop and find something works. I just dont want to risk water or anything getting down in the auto trans.

    Surely someone has a DYI for this. I've considered using some rubber tubbing and clamping it above and below the seam to seal it off. Just thought someone may have done that already and posted what size tubbing, etc. they used, or another solution. There's almost always a DYI solution.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    It's kind of an oddball part to lose. Unlikely you'll find a tutorial anywhere.

    Check here and see if you can find what you're looking for:
    http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/2003/index.html

    Most dealers will ship parts to you if you call 'em. There are some sites that sell factory parts as well. One that came up early in a Google search is:
    http://www.toyotapartscheap.com/
     
  6. Nov 22, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    I have not seen a Do-Yourself-It for this. Will your dealer ship it to you? Would just be the cost of a stamp. If not maybe a member here can do it for you and ship to you
     
  7. Nov 22, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    Thanks. Been to one of those. Don't have it. Ill check the other out.
     
  8. Nov 22, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    Thanks but I'm avoiding the dealer at all costs. I think I have a good solution but if not I will have them ship it. I've just always found good or better solutions online from forums like this w/out dealing with the stealers. I may not be able to for the first time in this case though.

    It's an odd part to loose I guess but I have no idea where it went or when. I went from a Jeep to Taco and never recall seeing a 2 piece dipstick tube like this before. For all I know it's been missing since I've had the truck. Most likely the case because I don't know how it would have come off on it's own. I'm just now starting to tear into this truck and get it trail worthy. The auto trans pan has never been off to my knowledge.
     
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