Vehicle running and at temp. Place in park on level ground. I'm not sure I like that idea. Because I am a maintenance nerd. I seriously would not take any mechanic advice from your good friend. Thanks Please or to join the conversation. Wait until there is an issue before you do maintenance? Salmonator, Thank you for pointing out the obvious.
While most of us are in dextron 2,3 or 4. A transmission is an expensive item, fluid is cheap, and your transmission will absolutely last longer if the fluid in good shape. Seriously good luck with your mechanic. I just had Toyota change my tranny fluid on my '16 with 50k miles. Aug 20, 2014 you dont, there is no dip stick, you need to remove the fill plug over fill the transmission then remove the check plug and drain the fluid to a trickel and reinstall the plug. When adding transmission fluid to your Tundra, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. It replaces these for use in older model Toyotas.
He is a very highly rated Tech with many Toyota awards and has been of recent invited down to the Texas Corp office to meet with other top mechanics. Here is a guide as to what to look for. Thank Mobil oil for that. I never keep them that long unfortunately as I totoalles the last two - I murdered my last one at 211k. Now the games are over. These trucks are much more complicated than you or I believe.
The truck has 80k miles. All transmissions benefit from a good service. When adding transmission fluid to your Tundra, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Unless your having transmission problems he advises not to flush or touch the Tundra transmissions. As you stand in front of the truck, there are three separate fuse boxes located on the right side of the engine block. Continue to have your transmission flushed at the interval recommended by your owner's manual even if the transmission fluid claims to never need changing. Transmission was not the same, but extremely similar.
So, I have a 2004 Toyota Tundra 3. I was wondering if it is okay to drain and refill without having to drop the pan and clean out the filter washable filter. Salmmonator, Well how many Tundras have you owned? I'm pretty sure the new ones are similar to the Taco which has a real convoluted process to get a light blinking and then you pull the fill plug and it should just drip out. A cooler line fluid exchange using the transmission to pump the fluid out is safe to do. Try looking for a white dip stick.
I would consult with a Tundra mechanic on the correct procedure on type of tranny filter and amount of tranny fluid to use. This transmission is sealed for a reason and no dipstick is in the engine bay for a reason. Just like engine oils are more advance than you think. It could be anywhere from 9000 lbs to 6700lbs. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Tundra, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. Note trans fluid change is recommended at 60k for those that tow, etc. Lots of examples of these newer transmissions with high miles that have never been touched.
I do think it seems smoother now shifting but it also could be in my head. Below is the 2019 Tundra maintenance guide. Basically he has had his share of fixes from the Jiffy lube stop type places from many customers or the occasional do it your selfer. According to… Identify your truck body and drive train. If the transmission fluid level in your Tundra is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. Not so concerned with the propeller shaft, or body falling off the truck but I will consider the recommendation, thank you.
Do that a few times over a few months. No dipstick, same fluid change procedure. If unsure what to do, then take it to a transmission service shop. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Tundra and how to check the transmission fluid level. Also in your Tundra service intervals there is no tranny scheduled preventative maintenance either. Do this a few times over a month and should be good.
Hear from other customers via the 17,694 reviews on parts for your Toyota Tundra. You refill it by poring it down the dip stick hole. Since you are in the class of Special Operating Conditions according to the manual you have pointed out you must also Re-torque the propeller shaft bolt and tighten nuts and bolts on chassis and body. I believe in my Toyota mechanic. Pull stick and wipe cclean.