The pump assembly screws onto the top of the transmission fluid bottle. All miles have been in town, short trips. Pump the new oil through the vinyl hose into the transaxle until it begins to come back out of the fill hole. The only way to change it all is to dump the circulating fluid from one of the cooler lines while simultaneously filling the pan. If you drop the transmission fluid pan you will remove 3 to 4 quarts of transmission fluid. Of course, I was too dumb at purchase, 3 years ago, to check the tranny fluid. Just looking to have someone say I can get it out before I try it.
Note: The transmission fluid could be low and the overflow tube could have a small amount of transmission fluid in it. However, due to low mileage, it has never had Transmission or Radiator fluid changed. Any good auto parts store sells these plastic pumps at nominal prices. The rest of their maintenance schedule seems reasonable. The fluid has to be changed at a very narrow temp range, other wise you will overfill it or under fill it. Manual transmissions have fewer moving parts than automatics and are easier to maintain. Buy your fluid from the dealer.
My new to me 2010 f150 4x4 superCrew Lariat is great. Should I drain what I can from the drain plug and replace with official Toyota fluid? However, I found some articles on the web which suggest that it should be changed every 50,000 miles. Then remove the strainer and the gasket and clean the fluid pan and the mount it's attached to. That could cause problems down the road. Have the dealer do it, it will cost about 200 probably, but it is worth it.
I bought a new battery and replaced the old one, lights on dash are back on, the engine starts but there is no acceleration at all, the car just moves forward on D and backwards on R but no acceleration on gas pedal. Should I have the tranny flushed? The dipstick will have two readings, cold and hot. It should be changed every 30,000 miles. Forget transmission flushes but do a drain and fill. Lifetime fluid is how manufacturers want you buy a new car because as long as your vehicle is out of warranty and it is not drivable any more they want you to come back. I have not called my dealer yet to see if they do hot flushes.
It is the one that has a long bolt running through it. Do a lot of maint. That will happen to the other guys. If the transmission fluid level in your Camry is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. If fluid does not come out, proceed to step 7. We do plan on keeping it to well past 100,000 miles.
Use some coupons from the dealer to cut the price down. I guess this is why we need to check our trans dip sticks after the car has been running a while and is hot? Then reinstall the overflow plug. You must insert fluid as fluid drains. From what I read, this transmission needs to be hot flushed in order to change out all the fluid. If at 120K miles this has not be done, then do it 3 times in a short interval and this should only leave 12% old fluid in.
I personally have done alot of mechanical work, and this was the one procedure I just took to the dealer. Posted on Nov 21, 2009 hybrid or not? Even got two engine replacements on an 87 Camry out of them outside of warranty. Transmissions and transmission fluid have improved over the years but not to the point where preventative maintenance can be ignored. If you feel 30K is the number for you then I have no problem with that either. You can also clean the pan and the magnets in the bottom of the pan that catch metal particles. Myself and wanting to change tranny fluid since I hit 90k.
If the car manufacturers feel so confident in fluid longevity then let them warranty the transmissions for the life of the vehicle… My 2005 Camry has the same transmission as your car. The transmission fluid must be filled to rise above this tube and then down through the overflow tube and out where the plug is removed. I said forget you guys and went to the local parts store and got a trans filter kit. The tube extends further up into the transmission to establish the proper fluid level. Note the location of the bolts as th … ey have different lengths!! Dec ember 19, 2013 Toyota calls for special service tools and I suspect a person could do without them. Once again I suspect the tools are not necessary. Start engine and shift slowly through all the gears ending in Park.