Haynes manuals used to be good. As there are so many different transmission for Camrys of the various year models, read the dipstick or your owner's manual, for exact fluid type. The dipstick even tells you what kind of transmission fluid to buy. I wouldn't hesitate to go back to Shockproof. I remove the lower plug to drain it and re-install it. No need to buy a new one as they're designed to last forever. And, … make sure you use the appropriate transmission fluid and do not overfill - read your book! Several options: 1 Remove shifter and pour the oil in from the top until it dribbles out the fill plug.
If there's too much it might get a bit messy. There should be two bolts on the transmission under your vehicle. I can muddle my way through a clutch job, but can't figure out how to add fluid? At least it didn't go in your eyes this time. Also, the pump will stop working midway through your next job. I switched to Amsoil recently only because I sell it so I wanted to try it out. The color must be transparent and not black or brownish in color.
I know the fill is high on the left side of tranny over drain plug , but how the hell do you fill it with those little bottles? The dip stick has 4 notches, you will be filling the trans up to the level in-between the lower two notches as your car will be cold. When fluids are low the torque converter impeller has to work harder to get pressure up and therefore it is slower at shifting to the next gear. Toyota has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. Put one end into the pump's output tube and the hook end into the fill port of the transmission. Now add a funnel to the top, and fish the thing down from your engine compartment, with a pan below the tranny. I have either pumped the oil in or.
Make sure you don't try mix the oil dipstick with the transmission dipstick! There is a drain plug at the bottom of your manual transmission. It is located on the front side of your transmission. Yeah, there is no way without a pump. Now add a funnel to the top, and fish the thing down from your engine compartment, with a pan below the tranny. Completely clean off the old gasket before installing the new one on the pan.
When you take the plug out, there should be the oil just level with the bottom of the hole. The nozzle fits tightly in the fill hole and the bottle and pump stand right behind the tire. This method will also guarantee you a few ounces at least spilled on the floor. You can buy a very inexpensive plastic fluid pump at the auto parts store that is made to thread onto 5qt jugs. Yes, you can in use transmission fluid in your power steering pump. I can get it loose but i wont be able to fit any type of bottle higher to let gravity fill it. When you hear a few drips hitting the pan below the tranny, you're done.
Then as mentioned above, fill the transmission back up thew the same tube as the dipstick is in. However, before replacing the fluid, you should check it periodically. The fluid level must be checked when the truck engine is idling. Igf you no longer have it then call a nissan dealer. After removing the higher plug I fill it with the recommended fluid until it begins to drain out of the upper hole. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. Since the planetary gear system on Toyota transmissions produces a lot of heat, you should replace your Toyota transmission fluid at least once every two years.
If they do noyt look it up then I would go somewhere else and ask the question again. The transmission is only about half full when this occurs. Guys are always talking about the best mod they did to their rigs - power steering, spring-over, shackle reversal, new seats, whatever. The only thing the fluid has to do is lubricate the parts and have zero compression to operate hydraulic systems in the rack and pinion. I can get it loose but i wont be able to fit any type of bottle higher to let gravity fill it. If you are having problems with the transmission in your 4Runner, 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. You can change your fluid at least 3 different ways.
You may need to remove 1 or 2 --10mm bolts to access the fill plug. You want to fill from the plug so you get the proper oil level. How come I know all of these options you ask? Because I'm just as tightassed as the next guy. If you have a standard shift transaxle, you must raise the car up on a level lift. I pour the remainder into the next bottle. I don't know what the maintenance schedule is, but I do it every 50,000 miles. New fluid is a nice clear brown like new oil.