Once you have added enough gear oil, it should start to drip out of the fill hole assuming the car is level. I saw some mention of pumps. May we ask you a question? There will be some metal flakes stuck to the magnet in the drain plug. One other important safety practice is to complete one task at a time. Make sure your drain pan is in place.
Loosening the filler plug first is a very smart move. Facebook Login You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. Dave Note: Part numbers sometimes change without notice. This required tools in this thread mentioned a 17mm and 10mm allen wrench but none of them fits. Simply put the hose of the kit into the fill plug, then pump the fluid until it starts falling out. The transmission is a very expensive.
I use wheel blocks to raise the car as an extra level of safety in addition to jack stands as suggested in. Nothing in your car smells worst than gear lube! In some cases the filler bolt will become completely siezed that heating it won't even work. Locate both the drain plug on the bottom — picture below and fill plug on the passenger side up about 6 inches on the transmission. The square head on the side is the filler. Manual gear box is usually just drain and fill.
Although the Toyota Tacoma doesn't require changing the transmission fluid as often as your engine oil, it's recommended you replace it more often once your truck goes over 100,000 miles. If you are at all uncertain, ask questions, talk with people. Even though most people think luxury European cars are hard or expensive to work on or maintain, I hope this video shows it's not much different than other vehicles. I broke it loose with the ratchet and then loosened it the rest of the way with the allen attachment by hand to make sure I didn't drop the screw into my oil collection drum. Next time I'm under car, I'll take some pics.
By - February 4, 2016 This article applies to the Toyota Tacoma 1996-2015. I know we have a wiki here; but before adding this I wanted to get input and be sure it was complete, etc. Also, keep an eye on the plugs and the aluminum washers. Locate the drain plug and get your drain pan near it. Again, on my car the oil was fairly dirty. As you are tightening a steel plug into an aluminum housing you want to be careful with the torque.
Automatics may be similar, but you should substitute appropriate automatic transmission oil and reference the service manual to make sure there aren't subtle differences. These are the most popular choices for transmission fluid. Changing the oil in the manual transmission on a 4X4 4Runner is a straightforward task, but it requires a pump to refill the transmission with oil. Gather the tools and materials you will need for this job. I think my husband and I will try this tomorrow since he loves messing with car stuff.
Poke a hole slightly smaller than the hose in the cap smaller is better for a tight air seal , and a small hole again, smaller is better in the top of the bottle, marked by the green arrow in the below picture. Don't let the hose touch the ground because it will collect dirt. To best access and empty the whole tranny, a 4 point lift with either jack stands or a true lift is ideal. Always loosen or remove the fill hole first to make sure that you can refill the transmission after draining. This article applies to the Toyota 4Runner 1996-2002.
Alvin Only if they are damaged on removal - make sure you use the right tools. Do this step last because you may accidentally press the trigger on the compressed air nozzle before the hose is in the fill hole. This is normal as long a they are just small flakes. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. In the first image we see the bottom of the transmission looking up.
Note that the car must be level, otherwise the fluid level will not be accurate. Fill the transmission with 1. Place the inlet hose of the siphon pump into your fresh container of oil. I used some ramps I have to get the front end up and then use my jack and some jack stands to get the rear end up as well. I like Rick's squeeze bottle solution, but I have a Sta-Lube pump.