My oil change pan is solid black plastic. I did the job solo using 6' of vinyl tubing Home Depot which allow me to place my marked jug in sight from the driver's seat. Have parts delivered straight to your home, or find the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check out our Automatic Transmission Fluid stock in-person! The vehicle was seen by the local dealer. Drain old fluid roughly 2-4 quarts 3. Follow the line up and you'll see a large metal clip holding both hoses. Smooth shifts and smoother ride. The Toyota Sienna is a mini van.
You also have solenoids and one could be stuck in a open or closed position. The gas compartment is on the left side. Is fluid level at the proper level. Then fill the tranny with the new fluid. A complete fluid change for way less money than a dealer flush.
If you are having problems with the transmission in your Sienna, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. I have an '04 and just flushed the transmission out. We have 568 reviews on our Automatic Transmission Fluid products for the 2005 Toyota Sienna from previous customers. When it comes to your Toyota Sienna, you want parts and products from only trusted brands. Let's say you get a dollar store pack. You enjoy taking care of your Sienna.
More visits and calls and no repair. I assume you refill from the tube? Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved. My oil change pan is solid black plastic. It replaces these for use in older model Toyotas. It took about 20-30 seconds for my jug to fill.
I started with a pan drain and refill before I did the flush thing with the hose connected to the radiator transmission cooler outlet. Then fill the tranny with the new fluid. Nov 20, 2009 Changing the fluid will never harm your trans unless you do not fill it back up. Not that I couldn't adapt generic instructions, I'm more interested to see if others have done it on this tranny, and if there is anything peculiar to be aware of. Try not to let the pump run dry and if it does shut the engine off immediately. Place the other end of the clear tube into your gallon jug. As transmissions are upgraded and improved, so must the automatic transmission fluid be upgraded.
Do you collect it in the same pan that you use for oil changes? Open your hood and remove the air intake scoop by unscrewing the 2 10mm bolts. I assume you refill from the tube? What Automatic Transmission Fluid does for your vehicle. No matter the situation, Advance Auto Parts has the Automatic Transmission Fluid product you desperately need. This number is stamped on the top left of the instrument panel. The technician found the vacuum lines off at intake. Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved.
If you have park and forward, you don't have a lincage problem. Your car's manual provides transmission fluid service requirements. You will notice a difference in the shifting and it will add miles of problem free miles t … o the transmission. Toyota has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. Most notably, Japanese transmission manufacturers have begun creating systems that run on Dexron. Toyota does not recommend towing with this vehicle without the towing package. Sent it out for analysis.
I then drain the pan into an empty plastic gallon milk jug. It also has exceptional oxidation and thermal stability, resulting in maximum service life. Once you are done changing fluid, remove the clear tube from the metal tube and replace the rubber hose and clamp. An oil pan large enough to hold all the fluid for recycling 5. Not sure what that does but I did it just because.
I've had this done on other vehicles, but not the Sienna, since I plan to just change the 4 quarts on regular intervals. You'll notice the fluid in the jug on the last swap is much less funky than the 1st one. My oil change pan is solid black plastic. It also happened when I needed to change the lanes from a very slow moving lane to one where I needed to accelerate rapidly. Add the same amount you removed in step 3. About half way throught the drain, I take an oil sample container and catch about 6 ounces to send off to the lab. I complained to Toyota headquarters and still got nowhere.