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How do you check or fill transmission oil on 2011 toyota sienna 3.5 V6 engine?

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Toyota sienna 2011 model has a sealed transmission that's why you cannot find dipstick. the transmission fluid is rated up 100k miles that you don't need to check the fluid.

Posted on Jan 24, 2011

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The fluid in a sealed transmission in a 2011 Toyota Sienna (or similar) is supposed to last 100,000 miles before service. 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.

You cannot simply drain the fluid from one of these newer sealed transmissions by removing the drain plug on the bottom of the pan. The drain plug connects to a stand pipe in the pan that is used only for filling the transmission to the proper level. The wrong procedure will drastically under or over fill the transmission. The correct way to change the fluid is with some special machine that pumps in new fluid (only Toyota WS ATF!), while sucking out the old fluid. If you are dead set on draining the fluid without preforming the flush that the dealer recommends then I suppose you could simply remove the pan. This will _not_ remove fluid that will remain in the torque converter. 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. (But you should!)

Here's the procedure to check and fill the transmission on a 2011 Sienna as I understand it:

1. Raise the car on a lift, or in some fashion that holds the vehicle wheels securely off the ground, and level. No ramps, jacks, etc. Level, and secure. You are going to be removing a wheel, starting the vehicle, and running through all the gears...

2. Remove the front left wheel. This will expose the transmission filler plug on the side of the transaxle. It might not be marked, but it's pretty obvious to spot.

3. Connect an OBDII scan tool to the car and verify that the engine/transmission temperature is precisely between 108F and 113F. After a 20 minute drive my transmission was 160F and took 4 hours to cool to 108F while on the rack in a shop. If the transmission is already cool, simply letting the vehicle idle in park for 5 minutes will probably heat the transmission fluid sufficiently - but you must measure the temperature of the transmission fluid to be sure! The sensors in the car are the best way, via an OBDII scan tool. I have no idea if non-dealer scanners will display the correct data. Personally I'd have no problem just checking the transmission pan temperature with an IR thermometer, or a thermocouple or two, but I have slept in a Holiday Inn express with an engineer (my wife), and I'm an engineer myself, so I'm doubly qualified to second guess a service manual, your mileage may vary :-p

(the temperature of the transmission fluid is important because it expands significantly when it's hot)

4. Remove the filler plug on the side of the transmission, which was behind the left front wheel that you've removed.

5. Start the vehicle. The engine must be running before the fluid level can be checked!

6. With the _engine_running_ and in park, the filler plug removed, and fresh Toyota WS ATF transmission fluid (and funnel) at the ready - remove the drain plug on the bottom of the transmission. Be ready with a drain pan to catch any fluid that my come out. Remember, this plug is connecting to a stand pipe and will _not_ drain all the fluid out of the pan! If the engine is not running then a couple of quarts of rather expensive fluid will drain out needlessly!

Some fluid will likely drain out, even if the transmission is under-filled. This may only be the volume of the standpipe. Therefore, to be sure the transmission really is full, you'll have to perform the next step...

7. Add some fluid to the filler hole, while the engine is running and the transmission is in park. Keep adding fluid until some (more) starts to drain out of the bottom of the transmission drain plug. Cycle through all the gears, return the transmission to park. The transmission is filled to the correct level when nothing more drains out of the drain plug.

8. Replace the drain plug and filler plug _before_ turning off the engine. 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!

9. Replace the left front wheel, lower the car, and drive off!

Posted on Sep 27, 2011

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If you look under the hood and you don't see the average check stick and such then it may be a "life time transmission fluid". I know toyota did this with their 2005 4runners. They say it's good for life, but i had a 4runner that needed it's transmission fluid changed and the only way it could be changed was if i took it to a shop and had them hook it up to computers to check the level:/ hope this helps:)

Posted on Jan 24, 2011

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Easier way- Let vehicle sit overnight and keep bottles of new fluid outside at the same temperature
1. open fill plug- always do this first
2. Place a clean drain pan under the transmission
3. open drain plug
4. Remove the stand pipe.
5. Let all fluid drain for a while
6. Replace the stand pipe and drain plug
6. Carefully, precisely measure the dirty fluid in the pan. This is key. Get the measure down to the ounce if you can.
7. Using a funnel and vinyl hose pour precisely the same amount of new fluid into the transmission. As long as the new fluid and old fluid are at the same temperature, you do not have to worry about thermal expansion.
8. Start engine, go through gears, and drive away.
Do this two or three times to get most of the fluid changed. I find a single change makes a big difference.

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How do change the transmission fluid in my 2011 toyota sienna 3.5 V6 engine?


Easier way- Let vehicle sit overnight and keep bottles of new fluid outside at the same temperature
1. open fill plug- always do this first-if it is stuck you won't look stuped not being able to add fluid.
2. Place a clean drain pan under the transmission
3. open drain plug
4. Remove the stand pipe inside the drain hole.
5. Let all fluid drain for a while
6. Replace the stand pipe and drain plug
6. Carefully, precisely measure the dirty fluid in the pan. This is key. Get the measure down to the ounce if you can.
7. Using a funnel and vinyl hose pour precisely the same amount of new fluid into the transmission. As long as the new fluid and old fluid are at the same temperature, you do not have to worry about thermal expansion.
8. Start engine, go through gears, and drive away.
Do this two or three times to get most of the fluid changed. I find a single change makes a big difference.

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Where is the oil plug drain location on a 2012 Toyota Camry 3.5 liter engine


on the engine, did you even look? first, its always on the lowest point.
first learn the correct name for it, (makes google searching easy)
The 2GR-FE is a 3.5 L (3456 cc)
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How many qts of oil do i need


Depends on your engine.

1980 JEEP CJ-7 2.5L 4-cyl Engine Code [B]
CAPACITIES
Engine, GM without filter..........2.4 quarts[1]
Wix Filter ........ 51040
Cooling System, Initial Fill..........8.0 quarts
Automatic Transmission, A904, 30RH Initial Fill..........4.0 quarts[2]
Automatic Transmission, A999, 32RH Initial Fill..........4.0 quarts[2]
Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
3 speed A999, 32RH..........8.4 quarts
3 speed A904, 30RH..........7.0 quarts
Manual Transmission, 4-SPD, SR-4..........3.0 pints
Manual Transmission, 4-SPD, T176..........3.6 pints
Differential, Front..........2.5 pints[3]
Differential, Rear..........4.9 pints
Transfer Case,..........4.0 pints

1. Add extra oil when replacing filter. After refill check oil level.
2. With engine automatic transmission operating temperature, shift through all gears.
Check fluid level in NEUTRAL and add fluid as needed.
3. 1984-1992 Models with command-Track, add 5 oz of 75W-90 GL-5 to shift motor housing opening.

TORQUES
Oil Drain Plug.....25 ft-lbs
Manual Transmission T176
Fill Plug.....15 ft-lbs
Drain Plug.....15 ft-lbs
Manual Transmission SR4
Fill Plug.....20 ft-lbs

1980 JEEP CJ-7 4.2L 6-cyl Engine Code [C]
CAPACITIES
Engine, without filter..........5.0 quarts[1]
Wix Filter..... 51522
Cooling System, Initial Fill..........11.0 quarts
Automatic Transmission, A904, 30RH Initial Fill..........4.0 quarts[2]
Automatic Transmission, A999, 32RH Initial Fill..........4.0 quarts[2]
Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
3 speed A999, 32RH..........8.4 quarts
3 speed A904, 30RH..........7.0 quarts
Manual Transmission, 4-SPD, SR-4..........3.0 pints
Manual Transmission, 4-SPD, T176..........3.6 pints
Differential, Front..........2.5 pints[3]
Differential, Rear..........4.9 pints
Transfer Case,..........4.0 pints

1. Add extra oil when replacing filter. After refill check oil level.
2. With engine automatic transmission operating temperature, shift through all gears.
Check fluid level in NEUTRAL and add fluid as needed.
3. 1984-1992 Models with command-Track, add 5 oz of 75W-90 GL-5 to shift motor housing opening.

TORQUES
Oil Drain Plug.....30 ft-lbs
Manual Transmission T176
Fill Plug.....15 ft-lbs
Drain Plug.....15 ft-lbs
Manual Transmission SR4
Fill Plug.....20 ft-lbs

1980 JEEP CJ-7 5.0L 8-cyl Engine Code [H]
CAPACITIES

Engine, without filter..........4.0 quarts[1]
Wix Filter..... 51258
Cooling System, Initial Fill..........13.0 quarts
Automatic Transmission, A999, 32RH Initial Fill..........4.0 quarts[2]
Automatic Transmission, A904, 30RH Initial Fill..........4.0 quarts[2]
Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
3 speed A904, 30RH..........7.0 quarts
3 speed A999, 32RH..........8.4 quarts
Manual Transmission, 4-SPD, SR-4..........3.0 pints
Manual Transmission, 4-SPD, T176..........3.6 pints
Differential, Front..........2.5 pints[3]
Differential, Rear..........4.9 pints
Transfer Case,..........4.0 pints

1. Add extra oil when replacing filter. After refill check oil level.
2. With engine automatic transmission operating temperature, shift through all gears.
Check fluid level in NEUTRAL and add fluid as needed.
3. 1984-1992 Models with command-Track, add 5 oz of 75W-90 GL-5 to shift motor housing opening.

TORQUES
Manual Transmission T176
Fill Plug.....15 ft-lbs
Drain Plug.....15 ft-lbs
Manual Transmission SR4
Fill Plug.....20 ft-lbs

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Oil filter location on 2011 sienna


It uses a cartridge type filter, the filter is inside an aluminum housing in front just behind the radiator on the engine block, you will need a special filter socket to remove it, the dealers have it as well as most autoparts stores.You will see a 1/2" square hole, turning it will not remove the filter housing, you need a socket that fits on the 3" or so housing cap.

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How do i drain transmission fluid and replace trans-filter 1996 chevy suburban 4x4 454


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Fluid capacities and fluid specs


2000 TOYOTA TACOMA 2.7L 4-cyl Engine Code 3RZ-FE

Engine Oil Grade 1......API* All TEMPS......5W-30 Optional ..10W-30
Engine, 2WD, with filter..........5.5 liters
Engine, 4WD, with filter..........5.4 liters

Manual Transmission,......GL-5/ GL-4 All TEMPS......75W-90
Automatic Transmission,A340E......AF3 / A43D......AF3

Differential, Front/ Rear W/ ADRD......GL-5 ALL TEMPS......75W-90
Differential, Front Less ADRD......GL-5 ALL TEMPS......80W-90

Transfer Case,......GL-4/GL-5 ALL TEMPS......75W-90 Gear oil.

Capacity:
Cooling System, Initial Fill..........8.5 liters
Automatic Transmission, A340E Initial Fill..........1.6 liters
Automatic Transmission, A340F Initial Fill..........2 liters
Automatic Transmission, A43D Initial Fill..........2.4 liters
Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
4 speed A340E..........7.2 liters
4 speed A340F..........10.1 liters
4 speed A43D..........6.5 liters
Manual Transmission, ..........2.5 liters
Differential, With ADRD Front..........1.2 liters
Differential, Without ADRD Front..........1.1 liters
Differential, 2WD V6 Rear..........2.6 liters
Differential, 4WD Extra Long Rear..........2.5 liters
Differential, Short WB With LSD Rear..........2.7 liters
Differential, Short WB Without LS Rear..........2.6 liters
Transfer Case, Electronic..........1.2 liters
Transfer Case, STD..........1 liters


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2002 toyota sienna change transmission fluid and


The drain plug is on the bottom of the transmission. Its torqued to 49 nM.
1. Remove tranny oil pan drain plug
2. Drain old fluid (roughly 2-4 quarts)
3. Reinstall drain plug.
4. Measure amount drained in a 99 cent orange juice pitcher from Walmart
5. Pour back the same amount drained using Toyota Type T-IV fluid (available in 1 quart bottles from a Toyota dealer.
6. Start engine and shift slowly through all the gears ending in Park.
7. Check fluid level on the dipstick. Add fluid, if necessary, to bring the level to a point inbetween the COLD and HOT marks on the dipstick.
8. Go for a 20 minute drive and recheck fluid level. Add fluid, if necessary, to bring the level up to,
but not beyond, the upper half of the HOT range on the dipstick.

As in 1973, NO FLUSHING is needed and NO FILTER REPLACEMENT is needed, NO PAN REMOVAL is needed. As, as in 1973 todays Toyotas have a metal mesh filter screen that doesn't ever get clogged except in rare cases of transmission operational abuse, including failure to ever change the fluid for 150,000 miles or more.

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