Just called two Toyota dealers. First one says they use a MOC Transmission machine and charge $129 for regular AT Fluid and $189 for synthetic. They do not change the filter out. The second dealer didn't know what machine he had and they charge $106 for regular AT fluid and $179 for synthetic. They said changing the filter is a separate job altogether. What do you guys think? Should the filter be changed out at 30,000? what about the type of machine?Bryanccfshr said:Most dealerships are independent and offer different services. Your best bet is to pick up a telephone, call your dealer and ask.
I did mine at 32K but removing the line that goes back into the tranny and sticking that into a gallon container. Since im running two coolers this way it will flush out both coolers as well. Since the fluid in the pan still looked ok i didnt bother with the screen so i drained and filled it with 4 qrts of redline synthetic D4, installed the plug then i had my buddy start up the truck with the hose inside the container. As long as the truck is in park there isnt alot of pressure comming out of that line. Remember for every gallon of fluid takes 4 qrts of new fluid. I did this process till 20 qrts was used. Redline and amsoil are both pretty expensive so i went ahead and bought 24 qrts or 2 cases. In total i paid $225.00. So far i have 41K and she runs like a dream although she ran like a dream before the flush but now shes happy. Since he worked at a shop disposing the fluid was no problem but you also have to figure out were to dispose 20qrts of fluid or 5 gallons worth. Most of your fluid is located in your tourqe converter.morenar said:I've been reading on Gadget's website about the transmission flushes. Can anyone tell me what kind Toyota Service departments do? Do they actually drop the pan and change the filter? If you bring them Synthetic will they use it? I know lots of question.
Gaget posted this on the old forum last year-TACORICAN said:Does any one know a procedure to do it at home. I dont have a Tranny cooler. I have heard of a way to disconnect some hoese and be able to drain and refeil the entire tranny