Drain and refills are all that are necessary. All my Google references go to sites other than anything Toyota, so that could make the source suspect. The reason they would try this is that the job is easy, little expertise is required to swap out the coil springs and they aren't too expensive so most people would bite. This is where the marks on the container come in handy. The owner's manual doesn't say to do it at 30,000 miles, and I would have thought that the toyota dealership would have at least mentioned it if it were really burnt. I usually find that I need to add that much, and a little more… In general, a drain and fill such as this will require exactly 2 quarts.
Or when they installed the main tranny, the cable was worn or reinstalled poorly. Might be so but it was a fun job if you just want to play with your tools. There are some things you do with a dealer, somethings you do with a good independent. The main purpose is to make vehicles appear to be as maintenance free as possible at the expense of longevity. The transmission was just about gone by the end of that night, it would slip trying to back out of the driveway and make massive holes in the dirt from spinning the wheels and going nowhere, because you would have to floor it.
All thoughts welcome More Harm Than Good Can Result From An Improper Transmission Service. On cars, looking straight at a bolt, clockwise tightens and counter clockwise loosens lefty-loosey, righty-tighty. Keith answered about a year ago The transmission pan has a drain plug in it. Larry You should not have any problems if you follow the factory maintenance schedule. Unfortunately the toyota dealership doesn't have the toyota branded oil.
On Corollas - a drain and refill every 30K for the tranny is a good idea - but keep in mind, that it is not required. It cost you a little more in tranny fluid but it's still a lot cheaper than taking it to the shop. The front center of the car should have a place to jack. Then gently tip the pan to allow the fluid to drain. It did not seem to me that the plugs were separated vertically by much. . The independent lube service shops like Jiffy Lube have a vested interest in pushing 3K oil changes and 15K tranny flushes - Money.
Take it for a test drive, and check for leaks after, and in a couple days. You will also, before your spouse leaves the house every morning, say a small prayer to your God of choice to please protect the automatic transmission from failure. Edited February 17, 2005 by DaveAclm Larry's right about transmission fluids. The drain port is located near the bottom of the transmission, and the fill port is located at some distance above the drain port. Over the next several days, re-check the level and adjust if necessary. Great mileage and supposed legendary reliability. Be sure the drain pan is properly centered as the fluid will come out with some force.
They have no idea what they are doing. It has been 5 days since doing this and it has not jumped out of gear since. Think about it: the full mark on the dipstick is very close to the bottom measuring the fluid that is in the pan , but the mouth of the dipstick tube is several inches farther along, up by the handle. My 2 Hondas with auto trannies are a Pilot and a Ridgeline. A notable one is you should have them 'deep bleed' the brakes to change all the old brake fluid every two years, or whenever you have brake work done.
Wait until it is fully drained, put the drain plug back in. Now that the car was level I added the half quart more. Chock the wheels, pump up the sprayer, start the car, and run the shifter slowly through the gears. Check to see if the fluid looks clean. Especially would like to see some data saying one or the other is better.
After the third drain, remove the pan and replace the filter and pan gasket. There are two magnets circled in red. I added words and arrows to help. The car finally died in front of the house and I had to buy another one fast to keep my job. Happens at almost every tire shop I've been to - just tell my wife to ignore them and just get the tire worked on only. I've always wished my engine would rev up a bit more before the converter started applying the torque to the driveline. By that I mean that the only connection I see is the input shaft of the transmission which is splined to the converter's output.
Low is better than overfilling. Block the rear tires, set the parking brake, jack up the front of the car and lower it on to jack stands. The vehicle shown here is a 2004. Warm up the engine and transmission by driving the car just before this procedure. To clean out your sprayer, just pour in some Gunk, slosh it around, then wash it out with water. Check your owner's manual if you're not sure, it will show jacking points. Even today again the trans plug is still closer to the front, then the Corolla same distance of the oil plug.