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post #46 of 146 (permalink) Old 05-16-2009, 09:22 AM
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Re: Automatic Transmission Fluid

I just changed my atf last night (posted in Maintenance area) and will post here as well - when I drained out my atf I got 4 1/2 quarts out.

So I'd recommend buying 5 quarts if you are going to change it.

Also, I'd recommend getting a new crush washer while you are at it. I've tightened the snot out of mine and it's still dripping.

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Re: Automatic Transmission Fluid

some 15,000 miles back I had done a transmission fluid flush using the more involved method of draining and filling the method that was posted in the previous forum, but what I did was I over filled the tranny and drove like 15,000 miles untill yesterday when I did the drain and fill using the above method and refilled only 4 quarts. When I drained the fluid I realised how much more fluid I had filled in there it was more or less close to 8 quarts......

now my question is did this over fill and then driving 15,000miles cuase any damage to my tranny?

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The sienna trannys are tough. No worries. I have a tranny guy and his shop is NOT filled with siennas. I think you will be OK. Long term? IDK. At least you are changing the fluid!!

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Thankx robo5...just needed some solace........hahahnow the van shift like butter...........am very happy to have found this forum....and looked at the tranny fluid thread and that inspired/educated me first to switich the fluid and second to put the right quantity..........I could feel the delayed engage of the clutch with all that extra fluid......

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I changed the tranny fluid of my 2004 Sienna CE with 68000kms myself. Thanks for this forum ( specially the members ), it's my first time to change a tranny fluid and found out that it's much easier than changing the oil because there's no filter to change. I used Mobil 3309 and very happy with the result. Before, when I'm driving at highway speed at around 65 mph, the engine rpm needle is at 2000, now, it is at 1900 and it downshifts quicker when driving uphill on cruise control. I will try the synthetic fluid next time.
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I changed the tranny fluid of my 2004 Sienna CE with 68000kms myself. Thanks for this forum ( specially the members ), it's my first time to change a tranny fluid and found out that it's much easier than changing the oil because there's no filter to change. I used Mobil 3309 and very happy with the result. Before, when I'm driving at highway speed at around 65 mph, the engine rpm needle is at 2000, now, it is at 1900 and it downshifts quicker when driving uphill on cruise control. I will try the synthetic fluid next time.
There is a Transmission Filter to change and after 68000 miles I would be changing it
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Re: Automatic Transmission Fluid

Currently draining the Trany Fluid from my 2007 Sienna. I have a new drain plug gasket, does any one know the correct torque value? I found a reference to a 2004 at 36ft/lbs and it looks identical to my transmission pan.

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Re: Automatic Transmission Fluid

Just an FYI, Amsoil has a new low viscosity ATF that meets Toyota WS specs.
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post #54 of 146 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 02:48 PM
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Re: Automatic Transmission Fluid

I've been looking for a synthetic alternative to the toyota T-IV. The Mobile super 3309 doesn't seem to be synthetic from what I can see. Which synthetic do you plan on trying? I've attached the mobile 3309 data sheet.

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I changed the tranny fluid of my 2004 Sienna CE with 68000kms myself. Thanks for this forum ( specially the members ), it's my first time to change a tranny fluid and found out that it's much easier than changing the oil because there's no filter to change. I used Mobil 3309 and very happy with the result. Before, when I'm driving at highway speed at around 65 mph, the engine rpm needle is at 2000, now, it is at 1900 and it downshifts quicker when driving uphill on cruise control. I will try the synthetic fluid next time.
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Re: Automatic Transmission Fluid

Why don't you use Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF It is an approved T-IV replacement

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Re: Automatic Transmission Fluid

After reading some other sites (volvo, etc) that also use Aisin-Warner transmissions and peoples results with the mobil "universal" ATF, it seems to cause some problems with hard shifts and other issues. Seems that it is supposed to be compatible with the Dexron/Mercon as well as the slip-controlled lock up transmissions that require the JWS3309 type, but falls more towards working best in the Dexron/Mercon crowd. It also appears that the volvo spec'd fluids and toyota T-IV are really rebadged Mobil 3309 anyway and not synthetic.

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Re: Automatic Transmission Fluid

What is the total trans fluid capacity on the 3.3L? I looked in my owner's manual but only found a spec for how much gets drained. I did a drain/filll yesterday so I'm wondering how much of the old stuff is still in there.

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What is the total trans fluid capacity on the 3.3L? I looked in my owner's manual but only found a spec for how much gets drained. I did a drain/filll yesterday so I'm wondering how much of the old stuff is still in there.
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Re: Automatic Transmission Fluid

This forum is a great wealth of knowledge. Thank you for sharing it.
I have a 2005 LE and for what I can understand Mobil 1 ATF can replace Toyota's original, however since we are replacing only 4 qts, can Mobil 1 syntethic be mixed with the remaining 4 qts left inside? Thanks in advance.

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