My dealer doesn't have a flush machine, nor does the other four dealers within a 500 radius. This image has been resized. It is important to change the transmission fluid for your Toyota Tundra every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. It will have gauge on the stick to let you know the correct level. I knew a guy who had an older Camry that bought it new.
Either a drain and fill or a complete trans flush if it is black. I believe the jumper points on the diagnostic port are the same on all models and years but can't be sure. I drain and fill annually, which is about a 20k mile interval. Behind the box you will see a compartment door. You may want to consider replacing both left and right at the same time in order to….
Dropping the oil from the pan only removes a small potion of the fluid. The skipping and error codes went away. John, Good luck with no spot-no problem. I said it is called piece of mind. It is jam packed with extra engine protection, which allows you to go up to 12,000-miles or one year, whichever comes first, between oil changes! Shift into the different gear positions, from P to L, and then finally go back to P.
Truth is most folks are not very handy. What does the dealership have to lose? Recommended oil for my 2007 Tundra Product Name Product Description Capacities Product Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil - Awesome cleaning power unmatched by other synthetic oil brands! You can also add back using the fill port of the transmission but I thought this would be a bit messy under the vehicle. I had a conversation with a service manager and… I think you may want to read the following before you try to drain the oil on your 2008 Tundra if you have a 5. While new fluid will not harm your transmission, the process of draining and then refilling it is not always followed correctly. Most of this video's information came from one forum here: A few important points! That's a messy job, and one that I have started paying people to do--good thing you only do it about every 75,000-100,000 miles. Also in your Tundra service intervals there is no tranny scheduled preventative maintenance either. In addition, the Tundra pulls a real load up a real ramp with real flame to increase temperature conditions.
I seriously would not take any mechanic advice from your good friend. I had a conversation with a service manager and… Believe me it not as easy as you think. Because I am a maintenance nerd. Is there another drain plug somewhere? Then click Checkout after you have added the last item to the cart. Since this transmission has no dipstick to check fluid level, the correct level must be confirmed by an overflow plug on the bottom of the pan.
Squeeze in the sides of the glove box to let the 2 catches in the rear get past the stops. This is one of the most debated things so it's your choice, but here's the link to what I used. My truck is a powerstroke Ford with 167,0000 miles on it. Special tools are needed to service the tranny. Toyota and some shops seem to make this process unnecessarily complicated. I never keep them that long unfortunately as I totoalles the last two - I murdered my last one at 211k.
You will have to turn the truck off and let it cool off before checking again. Please let me know where the overfill plug should be and how to check and fill the transmission. Who ever came up with that idea should be shot with a ball of his own shit! Lots of examples of these newer transmissions with high miles that have never been touched. Let me know if you need further assistance. More importantly, the fresh dose of lubricants and the like will reduce wear on the transmission bands. Your car has less than 200k miles, This is just an outrageous waste of time and money.
This image has been resized. A transmission is an expensive item, fluid is cheap, and your transmission will absolutely last longer if the fluid in good shape. There is a specific process and fluid temperature for this check, and the Toyota diagnostic tool is involved as well. I could be wrong but if you take it to the dealer for the trans service don't they flush the system. Most people are surprised when they see their Toyota doesn't have an Automatic Transmission dipstick anymore.
It is not impossible and I did it and save about 600. You refill it by poring it down the dip stick hole. Toyota claims the transmission in its modern cars is a sealed unit, and the fluid inside is good for the lifetime of the vehicle. Talk to a Toyota service manager if you don't believe me. Talk to a Toyota service manager if you don't believe me. If after removing the overflow plug no fluid escapes, you must shut off the engine and return back to pumping in more fluid, then proceed again with entering temp check mode.