For adding fluid, it is best to purchase a long-neck funnel, which is made just for this purpose. However, I just checked it engine running, after I'd done some driving this morning and the fluid level is just fine and looks and smells clean! The wife took my 2002 Highlander in for an oil change one time without me knowing, week later the check engine light came on. Both were remedied by short interval drains and refills. They indicate that there is no way they could have bumped or damaged this part of the car. If you change the brake fluid out, you may notice improved brakes, too.
The fluid has to be changed at the dealer with a power flush and complete replacement with new fluid. I then drop the pan and gently blow a bit of air over the bottom of the transaxle just to rid any remaining metal fragments or loose pieces. Larry Don't ever take your car to Jiffy Lube. Make sure that the old crush washer is not still attached to the transmission pan. Does it require a new crush washer? Be careful not to overfill the transmission. It will do nothing but damage the tranny.
Started engine, let it run for 15 seconds or so to get out 2. You definitely have to work on more than a 1000 of these cars before you fully understand the benefits of a complete flush. I highly recommend people to fully flush their transmissions as these can go 200k+ miles easily when maintained well. If somebody pointed out a serious error in a video or photographed step-by-step I did, I would thank them, delete it, then fix it as soon as I possibly could and re-uploaded it. Everytime I've done this the car runs soo incredibly smooth its like a dream.
An aspect I didn't mention is that the combination of external transmission cooler and V8 presumably makes the vehicle extra easy on fluid in a transmission that has shown itself to be extremely robust. I will happily chew out a manager or a supervisor at my work for following a procedure that will damage a part or create scrap. They say the leak is coming from the right inner transaxle output seal. Then you bring the trans to a specific operating temperature and check the drip tube for fluid flow. But I have an 2006 V-6 with now 85k miles.
And the fill is in the same place as the dip stick. Take the oil to a recycle center, check with Kragen O'reilly or Autozone near you. Check to see if the fluid looks clean. Temporarily replace the transmission dipstick while you perform the following steps to check the transmission fluid level. I went to get an oil change a few weeks ago and was told it needed to be done and that it was very dirty. I bought the new fluid at my local Toyota dealership parts counter but I plan on buying it online in the future. Removing the pan to clean it and the magnets gets only about 3.
I do hope there isnt many towing anything with these cars?? Its pointlessly over complicated, but there is a procedure and many members have posted the information before. Always wear safety goggles when working on your Corolla. You have to fill the tranny from underneath the car. Insert a small automotive funnel in to the transmission dipstick hole. Then securely support the vehicle with the two.
I have a 2004 Corolla, automatic. Then I entered the transmission temperature check mode to properly check the fluid. Remember fluid is much cheaper than metal so only use Toyota fluid. If I do drain and refill. If the washer appears to be falling apart, use a new one. I just picked up a 2004 V8 with 105,000 on the clock. Successive changes will dilute the old fluid over time and still keep the transaxle healthy with regular fluid change intervals.
If I do drain and refill. In fact, any independent garage can do the reflush, so asking for a refund and immediately going somewhere else may be the better solution. Dealer claims the car uses a special type iv fluid which it does but they claim it takes 14 to 16 quarts. Took it to Jiffy Lube, they wanted to change the tranny fluid. Aftermarket transmission shops and at-home mechanics neglecting to use the Toyota-specific Transmission Fill System may under-fill the transmission, which may lead to erratic shift patterns or catastrophic failure of the system. If you would like to clean the metal shavings from the transmission pan magnet and replace the filter, here are a few filter kits with their part numbers: , , , and. There's a big list of fluids and filters, etc.