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#1 Old 01-23-2013, 03:02 PM
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How-to Replace automatic transmission filter & Flush Video

So I have been doing a lot of maintenance work on a 2001 corolla and I figured I can video tape to help others who work better with visual aids.
http://youtu.be/R1mds_g3qOE

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You didn't mention that there is a separate drain and refill for the differential on the 3-speed transaxle as indicated in the video. I also didn't see any flushing in the video - just saw a fluid drain from the transaxle, pan drop, and refill. Unless the link took me to the wrong video.

Also looks like there was RTV used on or as the gasket for the transaxle pan - generally not needed anymore for the current cars, unless your pan is so distorted that it leaks without it. That point, I'd recommend replacing the pan.

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You didn't mention that there is a separate drain and refill for the differential on the 3-speed transaxle as indicated in the video. I also didn't see any flushing in the video - just saw a fluid drain from the transaxle, pan drop, and refill. Unless the link took me to the wrong video.

Also looks like there was RTV used on or as the gasket for the transaxle pan - generally not needed anymore for the current cars, unless your pan is so distorted that it leaks without it. That point, I'd recommend replacing the pan.
Your right about the alternate fill, but the dipstick will do. Also it wouldn't hurt anything if rtv sealant is also used
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Your right about the alternate fill, but the dipstick will do. Also it wouldn't hurt anything if rtv sealant is also used
I meant to say the on the three-speeds (A131L), the fill on the differential reservoir - it is only filled via the fill port on the side of the differential/transaxle case on the firewall side (like a manual transaxle) - it is not fluid connected to the main transaxle which is filled via the dipstick tube. The transaxle portion holds about 2.5 quarts, the differential will hold about 1.5 quarts.

Different story with the 4-speed autos (A245E) - they are joined together internally - so they share the same reservoir. Fill through the dipstick fill. Holds just about 4 quarts for a drain and refill.

As for the RTV, I agree, won't hurt, but moderation is the key. If you start bolting things up and RTV squeezes out - then that is too much. I personally might smear on a very thin layer on the pan lip to help the gasket "stick" to the pan. Though I've noted that many gasket manufacturers are starting to run a couple of smaller key holes on the pan gasket, usually close to the corners, making RTV unnecessary. They allow you to thread a few bolts up there and hold them in place via friction. That way the gasket won't unfurl as you try and line it up and replace it back on the transaxle.

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Does anyone have the torque specs for the pan and drain bolts? Does 48 in. lb sound right for the pan bolts?
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A131L is 43 in. lb. / A245L shows 48 in. lb
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