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Toyota Prius 2008 - Transmission or or fluid?

How often should transmission oil or fluid be changed

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    what transmission fluid would i use in a 2008 toyota fielder?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    I have a Toyota axio 2008, the transmission seal went bad and most of the fluid drained out,i did replace the seal but dont knw how much fluid to put back in,i added 4 litters is it enough?

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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

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Toyota Ed just wants some business when the trans goes out, recommended transmission fluid change at 100k then 50 k thereafter. I changed my fluid at 110,000 miles and the fluid was almost black. To assume the fluid does not experience wear in that transmission is ridiculous. Go to priuschat.com for all the info you need.

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    I would like to edit my previous answer, deleting the reference to the other poster, I may some day need his help.

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Should tell you in the owner's/service manual. If you don't have the copy in the car, register for free at the Toyota site and download one: http://www.toyotaownersonline.com/Owners/reg.do

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

  • Tyler Jul 27, 2008

    I looked around and found a copy of the service information. It is checked at the 30,60,90,120K mile services, but says nothing about when it needs to be replaced. I image Toyota will recommend it when it is dirty, and how quick that will happen depends on your driving habits and conditions.

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