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  1. Transmission and Coolant flush at dealer

    Corolla 10th Gen/2nd Gen Matrix (2009-2013)
    Hello, I currently own a 2009 Corolla S with the smaller engine and an auto transmission. The car currently has 131000km and I am wanting to have the transmission fluid changed and coolant changed. Due to the special requirements for filling The transmission I want to take it to the dealer. The...
  2. Should I change my transmission fluid or not?

    Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    Hi all, I was wondering if I should change the trans fluid in my automatic 2002 V6 Camry which I had recently got from some relatives. I asked them about maintenence and they said they had Walmart Auto take care of the car (lol). They also said that they can't remember if the trans fluid had...
  3. How an Automatic Transmission Works - Full teardown!

    General Discussion
    Here's what's inside an automatic transmission and how it works! This transmission is from the RWD G35. All of its internal components are located along one axis, with no countershafts, since this is mounted longitudinally. This is the transmission pump: The first planetary gear set on...
  4. MkII Previa (2005) transmission fluid, filter, etc.

    Previa Forum
    I plan to replace the transmission fluid on my 2005 Previa and have purchased genuine Toyota fluid for the job. Has anyone replaced the transmission fluid filter when doing this job? Is it recommended/worthwhile? Engine is a 2.4 VVTi 4 cyl. Thanks.
  5. Automatic will not accelerate! Slipping?

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I have a 95 Camry 2.2l auto with 183,xxx, and as of this afternoon leaving my brother's it won't accelerate. My first thought was slipping but the revs don't run up. Putting it in low gear helps a little but it does the same thing. Just doesn't accelerate. Here's what I know: 1. For the past few...
  6. How an Automatic Transmission Works - Full tear down

    Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    Here’s the basics of how an automatic transmission works in your car. Here’s a few photos of the tear down I did on my Toyota Corolla’s 4 speed automatic tranny: For more details on how I removed the engine and tranny on the Corolla, see my engine removal video here: The major components of...
  7. What's inside a Torque Converter?

    Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    The torque converter is located between the engine and transmission on most vehicles with an automatic transmission. It is responsible for connecting the engine to the transmission. Here's a video on how it works: The torque converter sits in the bell housing in front of the transmission...
  8. Coolant for Japan model Rolla - Red Green - Pentosin A1

    Corolla 6th Generation (1988-1992)
    I'm curious if this Pentosin A1 red antifreeze is right for my Japanese model Corolla, 4A-FE? It had green in it, but I doubt that is the original fluid. It had to have been added more recently. This stuff ok?
  9. 117K Miles Drain and Fill Safe?

    Corolla 10th Gen/2nd Gen Matrix (2009-2013)
    Hi All, I have a 2011 Corolla S with 117K miles on it. I was planning on doing a drain and fill this weekend. Is it safe to do so at this mileage? I will simply be draining and filling it. Not changing the filter or anything else. Thanks
  10. Changing Break Fluid

    Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    Hi everyone. I'm changing my powersteering and transmission fluid soon. I want to ask your opinion on changing my brake fluid. Should I change my brake fluid alone, brake fluid + brakes, or brake fluids + brakes + rotors to make the brake system run better/brakes last longer/fluid last longer...
  11. Low transmission fluid 2014 XLE 2.4

    Camry 7th Generation (2012-2017)
    Can the 2014 2.5 cyl Camry be driven safely for a short distance (under 10 miles) with some of the transmission fluid drained? I recently bought my wife a new loaded Camry XLE to replace her 2003 LE. She decided to surprise me and change her own oil to prove a point to me that she could do it...
  12. Having Trouble Reading My Transmission Fluid Level

    Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008)
    I know reading fluid levels should be basic and easy, but I'm having a hard time after my first DIY automatic transmission fluid change. I think my level is close, but I don't want to take any chances with my transmission. The stick is really hard to read because there seems to be some fluid...
  13. ATF change worth it?

    Camry 7th Generation (2012-2017)
    Been talking to a lot of guys in my unit who claim to know a lot about cars and they were telling me that changing all the fluids in my car to royal purple will increase MPG and HP. Just found a thread on a corvette form that actually had unbiased lab results comparing Mobil 1 to Royal Purple...
  14. '94 Toyota Pickup DLX Guide 3VZ-E

    89-95 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    I wish I had all this info in one place when getting to know my truck 1994 Toyota Pickup DLX Ext Cab 3.0L 3VZ-E 6 CYLINDER 4x4 Automatic (P R N D 2 1, 2H 4H 4L, ECT, O/D) VIN 4TAVN13D3RZXXXXXX Stock tire sizes: 31X10.5-15 or 225/75-15 Bolt pattern: 6-lugs on a 139mm circle FRONT TIRE...
  15. 1995 pickup 2wd auto differential fluid change help how

    89-95 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    It seems like most information on these trucks is for those with manual tranny's.. Which is why I'm asking... How would I go about replacing the differential fluid on this truck .. Is there a transfer case or rear and front differential fluids.. My truck has 316k miles and I don't think that it...
  16. 2003 Matrix XRS: Tranny Fluid Dumped - Damage?

    Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008)
    Hello Everyone, First off, thanks in advance for your help. Really frustrated with what just happened and could really use some 03 XRS specific assistance. I just picked up a pristine 2003 Matrix XRS is Toronto, Canada with only 114,000 km on the clock and a brand new clutch. It's one owner...
  17. 3vz-fe 5spd Tranny Fluid Question

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    So I just purchased my first Toyota. WUFOO! Also this is my first post. It is a 1993 Camry with the v6(3vz-fe) 5spd. From what I have read so far these are pretty rare and pretty awesome. I like it and wanted to start with the basic maintenance task. I want to change the tranny fluid and I am...
  18. 98 automatic transmission problems

    Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    When getting on the highway and accelerating up to speed, my automatic transmission takes 5-10 minutes to shift up to the next gear. If I try to go above 55/60mph, the car starts shaking. Once the gears do change, everything is fine and even if I hit traffic so that the gears shift down, the...
  19. Can transmission fluid be used as power steering fluid?

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I came across this idea while doing some research on various fluids and it got me wondering. I'm going to be doing an ATF drain and fill and was wondering if I can use the same fluid in the power steering? :dunno: I figured i could get a 5qt jug of ATF and use the remainder from the drain and...
  20. HOW TO: Make your own brake bleeder for cheap

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    This is a really easy to use brake bleeder you can make yourself from Camry parts. You will have to have access to a help yourself auto wreckers, almost all of them will have the cars/parts you need. Parts list: Brake booster vacuum line - 1987-1991 Camry Vacuum line - 1987-1991 Camry Vacuum...