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    Question tacoma transmission drain plug

    can I change my auto transmission fluid by just removing the drain plug with out removing the pan?

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    Default Re: tacoma transmission drain plug

    The quick answer is "Yes", but you really should replace the transmission filter when you change the transmission fluid. Changing the filter requires removing the pan, but being able to drain if first makes it a ton less messy. By the way, if you want to change all your transmission fluid, you need to drain the torque converter as well.

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    Default Re: tacoma transmission drain plug

    Well, here are the factory instructions for changing the trans fluid.

    Tacoma_Trans_Fluid_Change

    Ohh.. and make sure you pick up some Toyota ATF WS fluid ($40 for a 4qt can). Normal ATF will not work in this truck.
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    Hello, I guess I need added to the list of those that have drained their transmission fluid on accident when changing the oil. I have been gathering information about replenishing the drained fluid. Problem #1- when I was replacing the trans drain plug, it wouldn't tighten up. I'm told it may need retapped. Others have suggested that a self tapping drain plug may be available. Problem #2-My Toyota dealer said I should have it towed in because I can't refill the transmission. He says it has to be filled through the vent tube and it's like a 2 hour job.
    Can someone ease my nerves and just give me some advise?

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    Default Re: tacoma transmission drain plug

    You can refill the trans yourself. Here are the instructions:

    Tacoma_Trans_Fluid_Change

    As far as the stripped out drain plug, you'll have to ether re-tap the hole with a larger bolt or get a thread repair kit (but this might not hold fluid).
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    Default Re: tacoma transmission drain plug

    We removed the pan and had to drill the drain bolt out. That issue is solved. The truck does something strange now though. If I come to a sudden stop, the truck will jerk forward. I've been rear-ended twice in my truck and it is the same type of feeling. If I stop very slowly, there is no jerk. It's really strange and makes me a bit uneasy. Has anyone had this issue with their Tacoma after replacing the tranny fluid?

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    Default Re: tacoma transmission drain plug

    thats axle wrap. My truck is starting to do this.
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