It is black and watery-thin with little bits of metal from my gears according to him. I recently took the car to 2 other mechanics from other shops for profesional opinions and both have said that the noise is from the transmission and that I need a new transmission. The same problem has occurred, and the 1 year warranty has expired, so I have been given the choice of a. I don't know that you will ever really need a flush if you keep with the drain and fill with synthetic every 30k to 40k miles. It will say Transmission funnel on it. Put the car on jack stands and ran car in gears, noticed loud noise coming from the transaxle. My clutch seemed fine to me and I had no repairs made.
That is consistent with what I've read on Toyota forums of other Corolla owners draining out about 3. To add fluid, place the long, narrow necked funnel into the dipstick tube and pour a small amount of approved transmission fluid into the funnel. They said my brakes and my struts needed replacing. Will the synthetic fluid be a problem? I think that it's the same process. High quality parts, bargain prices, knowledgeable professionals.
The door is located down the car, but you have to be careful becau … se you have to drain the oil first and then remove the door. It has always been taken care of and never driven hard. I'm aware about Amsoil and Valvoline claims. I stupidly took it to Aamco for the clutch. I go back in and complain. Don't be a baby about it. It is a well known problem with this year, make, model.
About 10 months after the date of that service I was driving my car and it made a grinding noise when going along in 5th gear and and when I pulled over and stopped the car it never went in to gear again. Fast forward a couple of years to late 2006 85,000 km and the drivetrain started to make a faint grinding sound. True synthetic fluids don't do that. It is far better to have slightly less fluid that necessary in the transmission than to overfill it. As long as he used the correct type of fluid there won't be any issues with the synthetic and conventional mixing. Removing the dipstick before the moment you intend to add fluid is risky, especially when working on the car outside.
Oh I forgot to mention that when my husband first called to see what was wrong they did not mention the transmission. It's always wise to have the fluid drained and the Transmission filter replaced every 30,000 miles. Sad owner of a broken Toyota Carolla S. As transmissions are upgraded and improved, so must the automatic transmission fluid be upgraded. If you raised the vehicle, lower it from the jack stands using the floor jack. After about 15,000 km there was a vibration while driving in 3rd gear. It most likely a synthetic blend, or so highly refined, that it can legally be called 'synthetic'.
There should do a recall on this issue. They do indeed owe you a new transmission if you can prove that the wrong fluid was used by them. Clean off the area around the drain hole with some paper towels or a clean rag. Most notably, Japanese transmission manufacturers have begun creating systems that run on Dexron. Not sure it's worth it after reading all the complaints on the internet. Roger Feb 09, 2011 Have the tranny serviced with fluid change and filter, if noise it still there it is the torque converter.
Reinsert the dipstick into the dipstick tube and check the level again. My first theory is that they used the wrong transmission oil. Though this interval is approved by Toyota, many consumers choose to change their transmission fluid prior to the recommended interval. Spin out the drain bolt, clean it and inspect the metal crush washer. Any tips for determining when you have hit the correct point on the full mark? Have the dealer fix it ,and have it on paper with dealer invoice when it is done. Aftermarket transmission shops and at-home mechanics neglecting to use the Toyota-specific Transmission Fill System may under-fill the transmission, which may lead to erratic shift patterns or catastrophic failure of the system.
About 105,000 miles I was driving in 5th gear, heard a noise, and then soon the car wouldn't roll. If you have not been using the Toyota Maintenance Schedule as your guide to maintaining this car, then that is a major error on your part. You may have to repeat this procedure over and over, but do not add a lot at one time. I bought the new fluid at my local Toyota dealership parts counter but I plan on buying it online in the future. Make sure that the old crush washer is not still attached to the transmission pan.
Nobody is immune to it. I'd recommend wearing to keep your hands clean during the next steps. It only has 107,00 miles on it and all service has been done at the dealer. I'm aware about Amsoil and Valvoline claims. I am soooo very annoyed right now that I am facing a 2700 dollar bill for taking care of a vehicle that I thought would last. They are notorious for goofs like this.