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Can't find where to check the transmission fluids on my Toyota 4 runner

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    my 1988 toyota 4 runner is lacking in power.I did a tune up and checked the cat and still no power

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Is it a manual transmission? if so it on the side of the trans, a plug that you remove and fill to that level

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Where do I check or add transmissionfluid on my 2005 toyota 4 runner sr5 v8


There are two plugs on the drain pan. One drains it, the other is the overflow tube. Take the overflow tube plug out (usually the one in the middle of the pan) and pump Toyota Transmission fluid in, the extra will drain back out.

Don't use the wrong fluid, do it with it warmed up, and if it only has one plug in the transmission pan I was wrong and don't drain it by pulling the only plug out.

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Toyota 4 Runner has either auto transmission or manual transmission. If it is auto trans, it could be due to the following reasons:
1.Wrong grading and classification of transmission oil. (ATF Dexron II).
2. Clogged transmission filter. (Clean or replace)
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2004 Toyota 4 runner: I tried to drain my oil, but I think I drained my transmission fluid. I drained approx 3 quarts of a reddish dark pink color fluid behind the transmission case with the transmission...


If it was a red colored fluid it was transmission fluid. You need to check that on level ground with the motor running to be sure you get the level correct. Normally you have to pull all of the Pan bolts to drain this but every so often Toyota puts a drain plug on the transmission. Make sure you haven't over filled that.
The engine drain is at the rear of the motor on the bottom. On a side ways mounted engine that is the side toward the firewall and will be a black or brownish color.

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I think you know you need a transmission, the only check that you can do is FLUID check f its to low the truck wont move, check for transmission codes, if oe of the codes is for line pressure solenoid that could be the entire problem, one more thing take a look at the radiator coolant if the color is like a pink shake the radiator is damage mixing coolant and transmission fluid.

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there probably isn't one, common since the early century, sealed at the factory, there is a fill and level plug, for servicing

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My overdrive lightis flashing on my 1991 toyota 4 runner.


means it's going out or the transmission oil will need to be changed, check the transmission fluid if it is brown and smells likes onions have the fluid changed and the filter, this may not fix it but you may get lucky, if it's the band or clutch assembly you will have to rebuild transmission.

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Sounds like your transmission has either seized or run out of fluid Where's the leak?

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2007 Toyota 4 runner transmission filter and fluid change??


at 50,000 miles there is really no need. i would wait and save up that money and do a transmission flush 7- 10 quarts of toyota f-type fluid can be costly but a flush removes all of the fluid and garnish along with any fine shavings (normal wear and tear) out of the tranny and replaces it with new clean fluid. normal intervals would be at about 80-100,000 miles. you should be able to find preventative maintenance schedules in your owners manual. if not any repair facility would have it on their computer.

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Manual transmissions and transaxles require light viscosity and low pressure fortified oils. AMSOIL Synthetic Synchromesh Transmission Fluid (MTF) has advanced additive technology that provides proper friction characteristics for smooth shifting without grinding. It also provides excellent bearing and gear protection. AMSOIL Synchromesh Transmission Fluid provides superior protection for manual transmissions copared to conventional lubricants, lasting up to four times longer under real road conditions

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