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Trans fluid goes in the same tube the transmission dipstick sticks into. You'll need a funnel with a narrow bottom opening (1/2" or less). Make sure you pour it in the transmission dipstick tube, and not the engine oil dipstick tube. ;)
Initially, try to add about 3/4 of the estimated amount that you accidentally drained, then slow fill the remainder while checking level at different stages.
Also, try not to overfill. Check fluid level often, with engine running, in park or neutral, as you re-fill it.
Posted on Nov 07, 2014
Transmission fluid would be added into your transmission dip stick tube. DO not overfill.
Posted on Nov 07, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Here is the answer that you are looking for: Never.
The auto trans fluid in a Prius is what we call "World Spec", and never needs to be changed. Why? Because the Prius trans fluid is not used for hydraulic pressure or cooling the ATF fluid due to the lack of the aforementioned hydraulic pressure. All that the ATF does is perform a "lubrication" function. As long as there is no contamination of the fluid (such as being in a flood), do not bother with it.
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Posted on Sep 15, 2008
LISTEN CLOSE. THERE IS A PLUG ON PAN. REMOVE IT. WITH A SYRINGE TYPE CANISTER YOU NEED TO INJECT THE FLUID INTO IT UNTIL IT STARTS TO COME OUT. THEN CAREFULLY START VEHICLE AND INJECT ANOTHER 3/4 QUART UNLESS IT STARTS TO COME OUT OR EVEN A QUART.LET IT RUN FOR 5 MINUTES THEN CONTINUE TO INSERT UNTIL IT OVERFLOWS AND TIGHTEN THE PLUG BACK TO THE PAN. i WOULD ONLY USE AUDI VOLKSWAGON FLUID AND YES IT CAN RUN $14 TO $18 A LITER
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
there is no dipstick it's a sealed unit dealer only.sorry a lot of vehicle manufacturers have went to this sealed style some ford suv's,tacomas,dodge chargers challengers and magnums.just a few off tof of my head.it's one of those BETTER DESIGNS THEY ARE ALWAYS COMING UP WITH TO MAKE YOU BURN UP A 5000 DOLLAR UNIT IN HOPES OF SELLING ANOTHER TRUCK TO REPLACE THE ONE THATS TORN UP.....SORRY oh ya the transfer case has a regular old check plug 28 mm i think don't quote me could be a 30 or 32 also they changed up on those.
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
You can drain and fill your trans. It will take 2.5 -3.0 quarts of DEX III trans fluid....goes in the fill tube. Or you can get said transmission flushed which changes all fluid including torque converter.....about 15 quarts. Way more thorough.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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