This Toyota Corolla Has a Serious Problem


rev up your engines, today I’m gonna show
you how you can change fluid and an automatic transmission that doesn’t have
a dipstick and in this case it’s even beyond an automatic transmission
it’s a CVT transmission and as I said before sometimes they call this a
lifetime fluid and yeah I argued with the engineers on that all the fluids are
good for the lifetime of the transmission and then they say it’s good
as long as the transmission is good so I always ask them well what’s the warranty on
that oh well it’s 60,000 miles of like hey I
expect to get 260,000 miles like in my Celica their change the fluid don’t
listen to them it gets dirty needs changing and a lot of times it isn’t as
bad as you think just Jack the driver side up in the air
then get an empty drain pan and put it under the transmission then we get some
allen wrenches it’s a six millimeter allen wrench we go under the vehicle and
right here is a drain plug should fit right in amazingly enough it does and
since I’m weak as heck so I’m gonna stick this extension on here
giant crescent wrench so I can pull it off cuz I can be on super tight uh-huh
there we go now to come off take that out of there we don’t want to dripping
in there and we have to kneel of that the rest just comes off with fingers and
out it come and you’re gonna notice something that not that much drips off
there’s not much in here and that’s because there’s another thing you have to take
off inside once this stops dripping you get your six millimeter allen wrench
again put the long end in the hole and when you feel around there we go
there’s an insert there we’re gonna be taking that insert out you just keep
turning it’s generally a plastic piece so it feels a little weird but you just
keep screwing here it come it’s coming and here it goes and now it’s draining the
main amount out as you can see here there’s the plastic part we just let it all
drain then while it’s draining we gotta take the wheel off to get to the add plug or
just take it off then you unscrew the cover and there is the add bolt right there
you take that off that’s where your flows
back up you just unscrew that and there’s where you pump the fluid back in
but before you do that screw this back in and screw the bottom plug on too. or it will all drip on the ground we just
go back under the vehicle there’s where it’s
dripping from we just stick this back in the hole and screw it in place takes a
while cause there’s quite a bit of threads just keep screwing it until it’s
in and then get your drain plug with the new little gasket so it won’t leak
and screw that back on and get it nice and tight and here again we’ll use a
crescent wrench any Allen ratchet get nice and tight so it doesn’t leak get in
of course then wipe all the mess off you don’t want fluid all over the place so
we’ll wipe the mess of that of course the big question is how much fluid you
put back in well you put in what you took out so do what I do have an empty
quart and pump it in to measure how much is in here just stick it in there
be careful doesn’t spill the things are always messy now we start pumping
and measure how much comes out this one’s full there’s one quart then empty
that in here recycling then they keep doing it until
you see how much fluid came out in this case it’s one quart and twenty four
ounces but gets back into the recycling and we’ll put one quart 24 ounces in and
be sure you use the right fluid you have to use the CVT only fluid that’s made
for these things it’s very important and it’s also very important that you change
it because as you can see only a small amount comes out you’re getting some of
the dirty stuff out I never advise flushing them you could create problems but if
you do this say every 40,000 miles odds are you’re gonna keep any contaminants
through damaging the CVT transmissions which cost a fortune to rebuild now as
long as you have a decent pump it’s an easy job you just stick the end in that
pumps in it just goes right in, then the other end over here you stick it in
your fluid container stick it right in there to the bottom so it doesn’t suck
air to start pumping then you put the fill plug with a new
gasket on the top the bolt the cover back on so I got two bolts on it your
best doing this by hand because they’re plastic inside and if you use a big wrench
or something you might strip then, then put the wheel backon, the let down the
car and you’re ready to go, after you close the hood so now you know how to change the
transmission fluid in a toyota that doesn’t have a dipstick in this case
it was a CVT transmission now all transmissions generally have little bit
differences in how you change them you can get information on any one that
you’re working on but the same basic process works for them all because you
want to do it right I’ve had customers that went to other mechanics they didn’t
do it correctly and later they had transmission problems if you want it
done right do the research and do it yourself like I do, so if you never want
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