car repairs


Question by  a24 (19)

Can you tell me how to do a transmission fluid change on a Toyota Sienna?

The owner's manual says it's time to do a transmission fluid change.


Answer by  HelpfulAndy (1107)

Put your Sienna up on a lift and remove the transmission fluid plug. Let all the fluid drain out and then refill it with fresh fluid.


Answer by  Jason80 (99)

The simplest way is to disconnect the transmission cooling lines that run to the bottom of the radiator. Crank the van and allow the fluid to run out on it's on. Do not drive the van without fluid. Replace lines and refill at the dipstick with a transmission funnel.


Answer by  carguy12 (136)

Check owners manual, you may not have to change the filter, my tacoma has a mesh screen that doesnt need tampered with.Remove the drain plug, after draining reinstall the drain plug. Purchase a skinny funnel and pour the required amount of fluid down the dipstick tube.


Answer by  StevenB (128)

Changing fluid in any automatic transmission is the same. You need to take it to a reputable repair or transmission shop. They will have the proper machine to replace the fluid in your cars transmission.


Answer by  sscroft (76)

There are a couple of ways to do this. The first is to drop the transmission pan, this will empty out about 4-5 quarts. Clean out pick up screen or replace filter if applicable. Other option is a mechanic with a transmission fluid transfusion machine. Replaces 99% of fluid.


Answer by  chrisbauman (13)

The safest way to a transmission fluid change is by taking vehicle into the Toyota dealership. New transmissions are very sensitive to changes.


Answer by  crni2 (54)

first open the hood,and force car on channel or lifter,and go under the car and remove plastic under the engine,then you must open the cover oil,and go down to unscrew the oil screw,and oil go down in plastic bucket,when all oil go out,you back the oil screw in his place,then put plastic back,and pour oil in engine a certain amount.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

If there is a fluid drain then drain the trans of the old fluid. If no then you will need to pull the pan and carefully drain the fluid into a catch pan. Check your filter and replace if necessary. Then replace the pan wit ha new gasket and fill with clean fluid.


Answer by  PB4Ugo (6)

Most of the time the pan gasket it a pain, but make sure the old gasket is completely removed. Also there is usually an O-ring on the filter too.

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