And the fill is in the same place as the 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. Toyota makes it impossible to do this yourself. Start the engine and let it idle, waiting for your engine to increase in temperature. Truth is most folks are not very handy. Most transmission dip sticks are white. 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.
The fluid has to be changed at the dealer with a power flush and complete replacement with new fluid. More importantly, the fresh dose of lubricants and the like will reduce wear on the transmission bands. If you don't believe me talk to a Toyota service manager and ask h … im. These trucks are much more complicated than you or I believe. This is why you can't find any photos or instructions in your Owners Manual about the oil filter or transmission dip stick! Unless your having transmission problems he advises not to flush or touch the Tundra transmissions.
With 100,000 miles on the transmission, it would also be a good time to drop the transmission pan and change the internal filter, too. Note trans fluid change is recommended at 60k for those that tow, etc. That's the part that worries me, I find it hard to believe anything can maintain it's quality over that many miles. The stereo is cutting out, the passenger door has bubbles in it, the volume control on the stereo cuts out when i try to turn it up!!!! Let me know if you need further assistance. Simply put we're using the engine to pump out the old fluid and letting the transmission refill itself with new fluid.
I plan to drain the pan, then fill transmission back and remove the cooler return line, start the truck and drain fluid then refill a few times until I get most old fluid out. Toyota has decided to have the dealer do all transmission checks, fills, and flushes so it's not made to be easy for owners. I would consult with a Tundra mechanic on the correct procedure on type of tranny filter and amount of tranny fluid to use. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2007 Toyota Tundra. Never flush a transmission, that is for toilets.
No dipstick, same fluid change procedure. Fluid flushes fall into two main categories. Believe it or not you can not check the transmission oil on a 2007-2010 Tundra with a 5. We only sell parts from trusted brands like so that you can find quality parts you can count on. 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.
What does the dealership have to lose? Did you read the fluid change is for Special Operating Conditions. Has anyone done this and will it work on the 2013 year model? I highly suggest that if you have a 5. With proper maintenance, though, your transmission should last well past 150,000 miles; I've seen Toyota transmissions with well over 200,000 miles on them with fluid changes as their only maintenance. Wait until there is an issue before you do maintenance? If it comes out, follow the previous steps again, only also adding a new gasket for the refill plug too. Good luck Click to expand.
My 2009 Service Manual says 99-111F. You refill it by poring it down the dip stick hole. Now with our trucks and not having a dip stick to check level, I would just go off what Toyota recommends. I checked under and found what looks like trans fluid coming from a pump at the front of the motor. This also happens to help with warranty work in the slim chance the transmission fails. Not so concerned with the propeller shaft, or body falling off the truck but I will consider the recommendation, thank you. I believe in my Toyota mechanic.
I highly suggest that if you have a 5. This transmission is sealed for a reason and no dipstick is in the engine bay for a reason. If you drain the fluid, it has to be replaced by some certified Toyota technician as it has to be heated to a certain temperature or you can really screw it up. If so you won't even find a transmission dip stick. Seriously good luck with your mechanic.