You cannot simply drain the fluid from one of these newer sealed transmissions by removing the drain plug on the bottom of the pan. My recent visit with a couple of Toyota certified techs at a dealership said that they are seeing cars with around 90,000 miles that need the transmission fluid flushed. They even undergo regular training to stay on top of new trends, techniques, and technology to give you the best service possible. Carefully, precisely measure the dirty fluid in the pan. But that's not the case on your vehicle. Toyota Sienna image from wikipedia.
I've also never seen any mechanical system damaged by changing the lubrication too soon. To prove this you would have to take it to a shop and have them take the transmission apart, then see what exactly went wrong and go from there. Nov 28, 2012 Yes they should have known about your transmission. The flush really is the way to go, but not everyone will have access to a shop with the proper tools, and after 100k miles you might not want to spend a chunk of money at a dealership with the necessary specialized equipment. Our experts have seen it all, so they know how to properly service and repair any vehicle you own.
High mileage under extreme weather conditions would benefit from applying the 3,000-mile intervals, while shorter commutes necessitate 5,000-mile intervals. If the engine is not running then a couple of quarts of rather expensive fluid will drain out needlessly! If you tow on a regular basis, I believe you should change the fluid every 60k miles or at least have it checked. The fluid in a sealed transmission in a 2011 Toyota Sienna or similar is supposed to last 100,000 miles before service. In 2004, Toyota Motor Corp. You cannot simply drain the fluid from one of these newer sealed transmissions by removing the drain plug on the bottom of the pan. Posted on Jul 29, 2015 on the engine, did you even look? Start engine, go through gears, and drive away.
That is a tough question because there is no saying that you did not have a underlying problem that was not found. Schedule your service with Toyota of Wallingford today. The U660E was first put into production in 2006 and remains in production today. A van full of people and their gear can add a lot of weight to the Sienna. It does go against my better judgement, but who knows. The number one way to properly care for the U660E transmission is to get is on a regularly scheduled maintenance plan. To answer the question of when to change the oil in the Toyota is a matter of what's comfortable for the owner, as long as they do not exceed the 5,000 miles -- putting the engine at risk for sludge buildup.
The same transmission fluid serves both the transmission and the differential. The Sienna has three trims. You are going to be removing a wheel, starting the vehicle, and running through all the gears. The Sienna is a 4-door seats up…. Manual Description To ensure safe and economical driving, day-to-day care regular, general maintenance should be performed daily basis, this can be done by yourself or by Toyota dealer, scheduled maintenance should be performed at specified intervals according maintenance schedule. The award-winning Tundra is a trusted companion, both for work and recreation, with over 90% of Tundras sold over the last fifteen years still found on the road today.
Check fluid level on the dipstick. First confirm the level of fluid before filling it. What I plan on doing is a less intrusive drain and top off. This may only be the volume of the standpipe. I have no idea if non-dealer scanners will display the correct data. The wrong procedure will drastically under or over fill the transmission.
My friend has a 2010, V-6 and he dropped the pan at 25,000, drained and refiled the transmission. Even though higher quality oils with more detergent and better viscosity were available, Toyota endured a sludge problem on a few of their vehicles between 1997-2002, which they felt was due to the 7,500-mile interval. Remember, extra fluid is being circulated in the torque converter and will begin to drain into the pan and out of the drain plug if it is still open as soon as the engine is turned off! Replace the left front wheel, lower the car, and drive off! Therefore, to be sure the transmission really is full, you'll have to perform the next step. Cycle through all the gears, return the transmission to park. The drain plug connects to a stand pipe in the pan that is used only for filling the transmission to the proper level. After refill check oil level.
I highly recommend going with a over one that was simply rebuilt. The decision on when to change the oil should also consider how the Toyota is being used. The transmission is filled to the correct level when nothing more drains out of the drain plug. Capacity: Cooling System, Initial Fill. Seems like eventually the filter will clog or be bypassed and that can't be good.
The national recommendation prior to the availability of higher quality oils was 3,000 miles. The engine must be running before the fluid level can be checked! Now this part is my opinion. Add some fluid to the filler hole, while the engine is running and the transmission is in park. With engine automatic transmission operating temperature, shift through all gears. I'd like to hear from some high mileage Taco owners that did the 100k mile thing and see how theirs held up. If they don't or can't perform a transmission flush on their own equipment, then who else is there? Here's the procedure to check and fill the transmission on a 2011 Sienna as I understand it: 1.