10-30-2002, 11:06 AM
Ok, on my '91 PU I would like to do this but honestly haven't the slightest clue where to begin except for finding the drain plug and removing it. Any help you guys can offer or web sites would be great, thanks a lot!
10-30-2002, 11:57 AM
you have to find the filler plug and then take that off. put an oil pan underneath the transmission and then take the drain plug off. spray the drain plug off with some brake cleaner to get the metal filings off of the magnet. once it is drained, put the drain plug back on and torque it, can't remember the number but make sure it is tight. then you get the container that has a pump and fill it with the right oil you want. keep filling the transmission with the tube from the pump till it starts to come out a little. put the filler plug back on and torque that. clean up excess off of the transmission with brake cleaner and you are ready to go. that is how we did mine the other day and it worked out great. hope this helps!!
10-30-2002, 01:43 PM
drain plug should be a 14mm if i remember correctly, the trans should take about 2.5 quarts of new fluid plus or minus 1/2 a quart, if it is an automatic it should take (dexron III) if its a 5 speed try getting 10w-40 or whatever you use when you change your motor oil. when torqing the drain plug back on the setting is 30ft lbs.
are you planning to pull the pan and change the filter?
10-30-2002, 08:10 PM
how often is this recomended the trany fuid change out i mean http://www.CustomTacos.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/confused.gif
every 30,000 miles for both Auto's and Manuals is what i says in my Haynes manual
10-30-2002, 08:55 PM
where are the two plugs located on a 97 auto tacoma http://www.CustomTacos.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/confused.gif http://www.CustomTacos.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/frown.gif
on the auto's you should only have one drain plug on the bottom and thats it, you would fill the tranny through the dipstick tube, but I would also reccomend replacing the filter while your under there. the Manuals have two plugs, the drain plug and the fill plug.
however if you dont have a drain plug your gunna have to drop the pan. once you ahev the pan out you can drill and tap out own hole for a drain plug to make it easier in the future
10-30-2002, 09:16 PM
30,000 is suggested but it's always better to swap out some fluid like every 15,000 just as preventative maintence.
10-31-2002, 06:22 AM
You need to run gear oil if its a manual tranny, not motor oil. Can't remember for sure, but I think it is 75w90. You'll burn it up if you run too light an oil.
10-31-2002, 07:43 AM
that is the weight that i used s-runnin. i put mobil 1 synthetic in there. runs soooo smooth!
10-31-2002, 09:12 AM
YEa I ran mobile 1 synthethic around 75W-90. Recommended oil, I figured the 10W30 would be too light for the way I drive my truck. My truck now shifts quieter and smoother with the synthetic oil. Feels alot better downshifting too. Haven't had a complaint yet.
Drain a little bit of the tranny oil and put some ATF in there, helps to shift smoother. A Toyota tech told me that, it seems to work!
Motor oil in a tranny... jeez. I think there was somebody on this board who did that, like 0w30 or something. I don't see how the tranny didn't up and die, but then again maybe it did.
10-31-2002, 06:00 PM
I just take my taco to jiffy lube.They hook up a machine to the underside of the truck with two hoses and it drains and fills at the same time. Its pretty interesting watching it be done. It takes 20 minutes and costs $80, not cheap but not bad since it saves the headaches.
10-31-2002, 08:34 PM
$80.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAN, I do mine for around 20 bucks and it takes 20-30 minutes tops. i am not trying to sound mean but i did not know places like that costs that much. i have always done all of my own fluid changes, SAVES ME A BUNCH OF MONEY!!!!
10-31-2002, 11:13 PM
I took my wifes van to one of those places and they flushed the tranny with fresh fluid which flushed the torque con. and all and it only cost me 65 bones gonna do it w/the taco might see if they can do synthetic.
11-01-2002, 08:46 AM
i'd love to do these things myself and save the dough. I'm just afraid of screwing things up. That's why I love this site. I'm learning more and more everyday. You guys are like a grandpa who knows alot about trucks for me. Those tutorials are the best. A real life saver! If you're this knowledgeable about replacing trans fluid, you should make a tutorial and impact my life forever! And save me some $$$ too. http://www.CustomTacos.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif
11-01-2002, 11:53 AM
those fluid flush services are $130 around here.
11-01-2002, 12:52 PM
Dang I didn't even think about doing all that, I just did a full fluid change (tranny, differential, engine oil, coolant) last weekend, I should done a tutorial on it all, that woulda been a help. Well maybe next 30K miles lol.
11-01-2002, 01:04 PM
yes it wouldve helped.
11-01-2002, 07:07 PM
I like to put coffee in my auto. It makes it shift harder.
I have to do all that stuff pretty soon here. Maybe i'll take A picture.