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Have a 2000 V6 tundra.

Anybody else have trouble checking trans fuild.
The dip stick is hard to insert back in. Have to use two hands and sometimes get stuck about 1/2 way in and wont go in or out. Have to put a lot of force on it to get it back out sometimes.

The dip stick looks like it has two twist in the stick. Is this normal.

Never had a vehicle that even was half this hard to get the dipstick back in.

Any suggestions
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Have a 2000 V6 tundra.

Anybody else have trouble checking trans fuild.
The dip stick is hard to insert back in. Have to use two hands and sometimes get stuck about 1/2 way in and wont go in or out. Have to put a lot of force on it to get it back out sometimes.

The dip stick looks like it has two twist in the stick. Is this normal.

Never had a vehicle that even was half this hard to get the dipstick back in.

Any suggestions
thanks

I did a full transmission flush yesterday. I must have run that stick in and out 50 times. What I do is just support the top of the stick and run the thing into the filler 6 inches or so at a time, putting the force down low on the stick, close to the filler neck.
 

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I did a full transmission flush yesterday. I must have run that stick in and out 50 times. What I do is just support the top of the stick and run the thing into the filler 6 inches or so at a time, putting the force down low on the stick, close to the filler neck.
This is the same procedure I use. What a pain.....:(
 

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That's why yo should take it to Toyota and let them fix it!!:)


Fix it?
It seems to be a design flaw to me.
The filler neck is smaller in diameter than most too, about 3/8" as opposed to the 1/2" or so that you would expect. A standard long neck funnel won't fit snugly enough to pour ATF down there without making a mess.
 

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Usualy there is a bend to it that takes place after sitting for so long in the same position from the factory. I try to put it in the exact same way everytime, seems to be eaisier that way.
 

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Usualy there is a bend to it that takes place after sitting for so long in the same position from the factory. I try to put it in the exact same way everytime, seems to be eaisier that way.
No apparent set to the stick at all. It's been like this since the truck was new.

 
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