After recent oilchange+trans.flush white smoke rises from hood
I got the oil changed and had a transmission flush my '95 toyota camry just within the last 20 days or so. suddenly after driving for no more than 10-15 miles on highway, there appears some white smoke coming from under the hood. the engine temp. meter/gauge goes all the way up to its highest right before the car starts smokeng.... is this a transmission problem? maybe something having to do with trans fluid or engine coolant?
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Re: after recent oilchange+trans.flush white smoke rises...
Better check the cooling system before drivin or youll have a welded engine it maybe just out of fluid! water pump could be bad check hoses and do acomplete inspection on the ride. and once a week till the end of time
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get a pro full flush or only 1/3 the ATF will be changed.
drop pan, (huge flood if no drain plug)
put back new gasket with pan. (add drain plug now if missing)
connect full flush system to lines on trans.
turn on flush sys.
then follow instructions on said system.
the DIY way (done many a time.
is same but add in back the same exact oil drained
then drive 10 miles.
drain/fill again,(plug pull) if not pink
repeat until ATF looks pink/red, or till tummy feels happy.
With high mileage automatic transmissions, that have not been regularly replacing the transmission oil, it can cause major problems if you do change the oil. The sealing integrity in the valve block can be lost by flushing with new oil,
Firstly, just check and make sure the oil level is correct. Do this by running the engine, with your foot on the brake, go through all the shift positions 2-3 times, holding in those positions for a few seconds each time. Then put into park , still with the engine running, and check the oil level . if its a little low, add a small amount at a time till you get the correct level, each time going through the shift positions and then checking.
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.
1993 Camrys take regular DexronATF. It should be changed every 30,000 miles. If you have never changed it, and it is over 100,000 miles, I would strongly suggest a professional "transmission-flush", with a designed specifically for flushing transmissions. To just drain the fluid at this point will leave roughly 3 quarts of dirty ATF in the system; a complete flush will eliminate ny dirty ATF traces.
If I were you, I would consider a "transmission flush" be performed. Just replacing the fluid (drain the pan) will leave about 3 quarts of dirty oil in the trans system. There is no need to spend the money for a filter, the filters that Toyota uses are more like a fine mesh screen, and do not ever need replaced, like domestic cars. A complete transmission flush is exactly what you need.
first check transfluid for level,color,smell&metal shavings if its dark in color and smells burnt. look to change the trans. or if metal shavings also look to change trans if color is clear red flush trans then pull trans pan change filter refill with now toyota type trans fluid.