Tranaxle Oil Help

Discussion in 'Toyota Prius Service Bulletins - TSBs' started by Pinstripesdumbo, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. seilerts

    seilerts Battery Curmudgeon

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    I really like the Bentley repair manual. It is several steps above a Haynes/Chilton. It is the collegiate abridged version of the service manual.

    Transmission fluid ATF WS fills your hybrid transaxle. Changing the fluid is identical to changing that of a manual gearbox: Remove the fill plug, position catch pan, remove drain plug, give the fluid 5 minutes to drain out, install drain plug, pump 3.5 quarts of fluid into the fill hole, install fill plug. This is a 1/2 labor job for a dealer. No flushing machine, no code reader.
     
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    Drain and fill, $90. Forget the $250 flush. If they play dumb, go to another dealer, or even an independent (but in that case buy the correct ATF yourself from a Toyota dealer and hand it to the independent).
     
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    Please excuse my asking (just petrified that I will mess something up really badly)--I can pour the fluid--I don't really have to pump it do I?.

    Have ordered the Bentley online.
    Thanks again.
     
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    I bought 2' of 1/2" clear hose at lowes for 32 cents a ft. and used one of my
    wifes little funnels and filled it. It doesn't quite take 4 qts. No pump. It was
    $7.99 a qt.at the dealer.
     
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  5. seilerts

    seilerts Battery Curmudgeon

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    I like to pump it in because it doesn't make a mess. I also have a lift. You have to be a little more careful with the funnel+tube method, but it is easier if you have the car on jackstands.
     
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    Easiest way is with a prybar to break them free that the hardest part
    Jack up one side 1489979674618.png remove top one and have your low profile oil pan remove botton drain lower car . After it drains jack back up and install botton plug i use 1/2 pex pipe snake down from the top to the hole push pipe in 2" or so heat pex pipe ine so it will stretch push funnel in the add all 4 then remove pipe wouldn't leak yet lower leave pan at the same spot lower car 2 minutes then jack up install plug your done with way faster then a oil change

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  7. Mendel Leisk

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    Why not just raise and level the whole car, the once? (n)
     
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