Many people make the mistake of not checking the fliud when it's running and at operating temperatures. On the Corolla 4-speed automatics - on a regular pan drop, drain and refill - should take no more than 4 quarts of fluid. If discolored, or burnt then you'll have to determine if it needs to change it more frequent, to a few changes. Once sanded the headlight plastic should be smooth… It depends on where the noise is coming from, mine blew the donut gasket where the header pipes come together to connect to the exhaust system. Multiple oils or filters may be compatible with your vehicle below.
If you live in a hot climate, that means the motor runs hotter and burns more fuel. Car sat overnight on level ground, reading is at the high, hot mark. Not sure if the torque converter drains down a bit overnight, or something else in the transmission drains down not a transmission expert , thus giving the high, hot reading when cold. Top off half a quart at a time till you get the oil level between the full and add marks. You should be changing the automatic transmission filter as well, not just doing the fluid and leaving the old filter in there. Superior engine protection under super high or low temperatures. The question you ask is too involved for a proper answer.
It is far better to have slightly less fluid that necessary in the transmission than to overfill it. Loosen the transmission fluid drain bolt in the counterclockwise direction with the 14mm socket and ratcheting wrench. As it is a log, it would clearly show all changes. At this point a fluid change is highly recommended. I have a 2003 Corolla, 116,000 miles.
Could really be any of a number of things, but just hard to say. This is what I'm assuming: When you get in your car, turn the heater on and no matter how high you turn the nob it just doesn't blow? I recommend 43auto salvage in Joplin, Missouri. Do not let it hang by the brake line. Tighten the drain bolt in the clockwise direction with the 14mm socket and ratcheting wrench to just past hand tight or about 13 ft-lbs 156 in-lbs of torque if you have a. Seems the only way to get an accurate reading is with the vehicle at operating temperature, engine running. Use Amsoil and your car or truck will thank you! Anyway, I experienced challenges getting an accurate reading with the vehicle cold as well. Usually cost about 20 bucks for your do it yourselfers.
As you said, no definite change interval. These numbers come from the Owner's Manual for a 2000 Corolla with the 1. It will be 4 quarts. Or is… If you replace the oil filter, 3. I'd recommend wearing to keep your hands clean during the next steps. I filled up till the hot indicator.
To decrease the risk of injury from a deploying airbag, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible from the airbag modules and do not lean against the door. Fluid was fairly dark, no burnt smell, so, all is good. Allow the oil to drain back into the transaxle sump and check the level again. The wet sanding will remove all of the heavy scratches and the haziness. Then my level is fine.
Temporarily replace the transmission dipstick while you perform the following steps to check the transmission fluid level. No more wasting time at the dealer or oil change shop every several months! Interesting how the user guide states the fluid never needs to be changed. Seems the only way to get an accurate reading is with the vehicle at operating temperature, engine running. To check it properally, Start the car, … leave it in park, Make sure it is warmed up. Brake lights on trunk lid did not come on.
Check to see if the fluid looks clean. You have to buy the Transmission Oil Filter and a strap loacated in all the edge of the door where the filter is located. If you change your oil yourself then why wait. Do i have too much fluid and any tips for how to adjust levels? Remove dipstick and clean throughly with a shop rag paper towels may not get all the gunk off - may need to use some quick drying solvent to remove stubborn deposits on the dip stick. Spend your time doing the things you love such as watching your favorite team, cooking, a road trip or any other hobby or activity that you enjoy on weekdays and weekends! You will need to change the blown air bag or bags, the control module usually located under the center console and the clock spring under the steering wheel air bag if the steering wheel bag has been blown. Try to get the same fluid and additive pack in there, that should minimize any additive incompatibility issues. Follow your 2003 Toyota Corolla drain interval as stated in manual.
Nobody is immune to it. So a simple drain and refill often helps. Keep a clean air filter change the oil when required and check the trans fluid as it likes to discolor easy. As long as you didn't exceed that amount, unlikely it so overfull it is causing problems with visually checking the levels. Refrigerant and oil capacity guides are based on data provided by sources such as AllData and Mitchell. That is consistent with what I've read on Toyota forums of other Corolla owners draining out about 3. Each step of wet sanding will result in a smoother surface which will be easier to buff up.