every 60,000 to 100,000 miles Toyota recommends that vehicles featuring an automatic transmission have their fluid changed every 60,000 to 100,000 miles.Mar 17, 2020
World Standard In 2002, Toyota releases the Genuine ATF WS (World Standard) Fluid Specification (JWS3324 or NWS9638). This fluid is not backward compatible with previous Toyota fluids or Dexron fluids. Almost all 2004 and above Toyota vehicles with automatic transmissions use the WS fluid specification.
The transmission fluid will not be providing exactly what the engine needs in order to be properly lubricated and you could be causing your engine damage by continuing to run it with the tranny fluid in there. As you've suggested, there is a real chance of blowing out seals due to having too much fluid in the engine.Mar 25, 2017
Toyota and Lexus cars and trucks Newer Toyota and Lexus vehicles require Toyota Type-IV (T4) synthetic ATF. Nearly all Toyota and Lexus cars and trucks before 2005 call for Dexron-III ATF. While Toyota has its own official brand that it sells at its dealerships, any good quality Dexron-III will do.Aug 12, 2015
Proponents of transmission flushes will often argue that a flush is a better service because it replaces more of your transmission fluid. It's true that removing your transmission pan or draining your transmission via its drain plug (as your car manufacturer intends) only removes about 70% of the fluid inside.
Remove the dipstick, being careful not to spill or drip any fluid. Wipe off the dipstick with a clean rag, just as you would do when checking the engine oil. Reinsert the dipstick, then remove the dipstick again to check the fluid level. If you need to top it off, be sure to use the recommended transmission fluid.
Signs of Low Transmission Fluid
- Noises. If your transmission is working properly, you shouldn't hear any noise while you're driving as it should transition smoothly.
- Burning Smell. Any foul smell coming from your car should direct you to your nearest service center.
- Transmission Leaks.
- Slipping Gears.