toyota cvt transmission fluid change interval

Leave the drain plug off and remove the fill plug from the top. Coolant - the general conscensus again is to change the engine coolant and the inverter coolant every 50,000 miles. My IQ2 CVT has its 5th year service in April. It varies by age, mileage, useage & market. What is true is that Toyota has no scheduled interval to drain and fill the ATF WS in the transaxle. This is on most hybrids and most manual boxes. The low end for an automatic transmission fluid change interval is around 30,000 miles (a little under 50,000 km). ***NOTE*** If you do this yourself the car needs to be level and the fluid going in needs to be the same temp as the fluid coming out.below is the scotty kilmer video showing how he does it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfwXt1u_YxgAnother good change videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTtVi5NjrsgThis is a technical video explaining how the mechanics fill and check the level.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNcecuGzTDg\u0026feature=youtu.be So the Oil will drain upto the height of the plastic tube, if you remove the plastic tube you will completely drain the box. × 2. If you drive manual, most manufacturers will recommend changing your transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. *10,000 miles or 12 months for synthetic oil.   Your previous content has been restored. 15,000 Miles or 18 Months Interval. Refit plastic pipe and torque it, measure how much was drained. When I collected the car he said I'd had a result as the Oil alone cost £81 + vat. CVT fluid certainly wears out over time. 1. The only other system toyota use is the filler plug at the correct level. ), Out of curiosity what's the special device? Which is pretty much the same torque as slightly snug as you suggested in your first post. Torque Converter replacement: add an extra 0.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. The inner plastic tube needs to be screwed out with a similar sized allen head key as it is threaded the same as the drain plug. It is a T55. Refit both filler and drain plugs with new washers and torque up. You stick that up the drain plug / level tube and pump away until it flows out again. Below is a list of car brands and models along with the suggested CVT fluid change schedule. Refit filler plug and nip up only. It can be done by shorting pins out in the eobd port and cycling through P,N,D. I found the drain plug underneath and the fill plug up on the top. Then you add a specified amount depending on work done. Jeep uses completely different fluid for the conventional transmission versus the CVT transmission. There is no recommended service interval for the CVT Oil.Although you can if you wish have the Oil changed just ensure that the correct Toyota only CVT fluid is used ( Toyota CVT fluid FE type - part # 08886-81390, qty 5lt ) also note that changing the Oil is a Toyota only job as is must completed with the use of Toyota's diagnostic equipment to prevent damage to the CVT box. Remove filler and drain plug , remove plastic pipe. It’s important to change your transmission fluid, but the type of transmission you have affects your ideal changing interval. Changing the CVT Transmission Fluid on a 2014 Toyota Corolla. Who knows how much fluid I have to buy? Other CVT systems are supposed to be filled from underneath via a tool that attaches to it and fluid is pumped in until it starts to leak over the top of the fill tube. Refill till it drips out slowly. Once drained insert the inner plastic tube back in and screw it in slowly until it comes to a stop. Pkahir12 and TundraTss like this. If it's too hot you have to let it cool down, if it's too cold the wrong fluid level will be displayed. Part number is 08886-02505. 5. Not sure on torque on drain tube as i don't have manual with me but it's extremely low. The drain plug has a plastic tube inside. ×   You cannot paste images directly. It’s worth noting that intervals for changing transmission fluid vary widely. I will update my info. Once removed the fluid will drain. Display as a link instead, × Do not tighten this with much force, just only very slightly snug. CARspec continues to recommend a 5,000 mile oil change interval (severe service interval) due to the cold weather. This was true at one time, but the advancements in engine technology have made these intervals outdated. p.s. I'm having mine dine next week, been quoted £115 by Steven Eagell in Bishops Stortford. It is prudent to remove 'fill plug' first before drain plug! Eg. There is a correct way to refill a CVT box and it requires torquing the plastic tube to allow the correct initial filling and final level check. Toyota tech Europe. Once filled you can put back both the drain and fill plugs. Depending on the type of work that was done to the vehicle determines how much Oil must be put in to the gearbox. of ATF. For most vehicles on the road, the interval can range anywhere from 15,000 to 100,000 miles or more. The fluid needed for our CVT equipped cars is the Genuine Toyota CVT FE fluid. Not needed though if you have a filler plug on the top which, you say you have. @Heidfirst, I had an MMT 2008 corolla that I sold earlier last month. There’s a concern about the longevity of these transmissions due to some past issues in some models of Jeep and Nissan. You'll see it. The maintenance guide reflects this but is not required as per Toyota. Anyone know garage in london who can change transmision fluid for my IQ ? The material contained in the forums is submitted by the general public and is NOT endorsed by Toyota (GB) PLC or the Toyota Owners' Club. Run car and cycle through all gear selections to get up to temp. It will give you the manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid change interval for your specific vehicle. Usually needs to be 35-40 degrees Celsius. The oil change interval for CVT transmissions varies for each automaker. Any idea how often the Oil needs to be changed?   Pasted as rich text. I bet no one has a torque wrench that reads that low anyway. If in doubt and you're already balls deep in to doing this job, just make sure you refill with exactly what was removed for safe measure. I sometimes get the whine noise (which sounds like an electric motor) when the box is hot and under load. they claim they can only change about half of the fluid at a time even with their equipment. Just called Toyota dealer who's doing the service,  quoted £115 for change of transmission fluid, which I'll be investing in. I had to leave the car with them for 3 days as they ordered in fluid but the wrong one was delivered so I had to wait for correct batch. It is a quick step by step procedure of how I managed to change transmission fluid on my hybrid Toyota Camry 2007 model. That is also not just from DIY that changed their ATF, but from new factory filled cars. There is truth and logic to both sides of the oil change debate, however, neither one is … The maintenance schedule extends well beyond 100,000 miles with no mention of additional needed maintenance or replacement. It was regularly maintained at the dealer. It is your choice as to how often you wish to change your CVT fluid but I recommend it to everyone who hasn't already done so or has any paperwork to suggest it was already done. The fluid was very dirty and was far from the transparent red wine colour is started its life as. Yes, this style filling of no dipstick is even a problem from Toyota apparently. So paying him $180 doesn't seem too bad. The other plugs can just be tightened enough to crush the washers. It is to the left of the Battery and just above the air filter housing. Can't comment on whether it has solved the occasional winning noise  as just driven back from dealers. Do you have the repair manual demonstrating the fluid change? Given the whine I was experiencing with my car I decided to change the CVT fluid myself. But isn't pouring in new CVT fluid in the top (with the cap removed below) just going to go right back down that fill tube? Toyota Owners Club You can order the fluid from Toyota Parts with this number. I'm hoping that replacing the CVT fluid on the HRV at shorter intervals will reduce the likelihood of a premature failure. If after removing drain plug there is a problem removing fill plug you could be stuffed refilling! Now I know NOT to mess with doing a "simple" fluid change on the tranny. Check installation of driver's floor mat. kenomouth64, Dec 5, 2017 #2. Torque Converter Removal and Refit: add an extra 0.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. Thanks. 6. Nissan recommends fluid changes every 15,000 miles. Tightening by guessing effects both initial refill and final level check. Made a great deal of difference for about 3 weeks then returned to the whine up hill. Once I changed the CVT fluid the noise completely disappeared. Upon more research and a good look at Toyota Tech EU website here is what I found. From memory the CVTs with pipe are all similar. As said earlier, it costs £115 by Toyota. If nothing comes out top up more fluid. ... Mobil1 in the engine, Toyota coolant and trans fluid, Lucas full synthetic in the diffs and transfer case. Had my IQ2 serviced this week and CVT transmission fluid changed. 1Diesel engine: High strength belt, only use Toyota genuine part or equivalent belt when replacing. When I bought my iQ at 36k miles the CVT gearbox was whiny when high load was put on it; such as full acceleration to motorway speed. The inner plastic tube torque is 0.8nm (7lbft). But that is just my opinion, I have no science saying it is better than every 60,000 miles. He said the iQ is similar to the Mercedes transmission in that you have to do everything from the bottom and it required a special device to do that. I agree the fluid should be changed at regular intervals, Oil analysis shows these boxes will deteriorate with factory filled fluid over time. So when you pour Oil in with the plastic fitted, it will fill to a predetermined level. On the iQ service schedule the transmission fluid is just inspected at year 4. It turned out to be a common problem and I remember reading that it issue could've been avoided by replacing the transmission fluid at shorter intervals than Honda recommended. There doesn't seem to be any official Toyota Service Intervals for the CVT gearbox and I think a lot of people assume that they are therefore sealed for life. It should be changed much sooner than automatic or manual transmission oil. I had the dealer change the CVT fluid in my toyota corolla. When refilling and the Oil starts to trickle out of the inner plastic tube (which should be tightened to 0.8nm/7lbft) put back the drain plug and tighten to rated torque. The fluid needed for our CVT equipped cars is the Genuine Toyota CVT FE fluid. Thanks, I was able to get a little in there and then took the iQ to my mechanic (who is just down the street). By The official Toyota website can be found at https://www.toyota.co.uk. Oil-pan removal and fit (follow this one if you are just draining from the drain plug): add an extra 0.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. INTERMEDIATE SERVICE. No change of fluid appears on service schedule. Any Toyota dealership can do this. 2014 Toyota Corolla ECO 4dr Sedan CVT (SE) Trim Info: Front Wheel Drive, Sedan, Compact Cars 30 (Est) mpg city / 42 (Est) mpg hwy Other Trims. (Updated video 2020)Make sure to use only genuine Toyota CVT Fluid. The cure is adding transmission fluid, 3/4 to 1 Qt. On the average, automatic transmissions will need a fluid change every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. (I was brave with it because I had a 80cc scooter with a CVT tranny and it was as simple as it gets changing out the fluid. Powered by Invision Community, DISCLAIMER: Toyota Owners Club is an independent Toyota forum for owners of Toyota vehicles. You can post now and register later. #2 jdcollins5, Dec 21, 2011 ElectricCarFan and ramdulari like this. Just a suggestion. After that is when you add the amount required depending on why you are filling it. When changing the engine coolant you need to be careful to bleed the air out of the system. I have made a crude image to show how the gearbox is drained and then refilled to the correct amount: You need to remove the drain plug with an allen key head but the fluid inside will not drain much. Replace engine oil and oil filter*. For some cars and trucks, it can range from as little as 30,000 miles to more than 100,000 miles. Changing the fluid is not a simple task, and Toyota CT fluid should be used. New CVT gearbox with new Torque Converter: add an extra 1.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. The inner plastic tube needs to be tightened to 0.8nm (7 pounds per square INCH, not foot.) According to Edmunds.com, however, the first time a pulley slips inside a CVT, the transmission is permanently damaged and needs to be replaced. I've attached pic of invoice showing the job and will report back once I've driven it a few days. You should check locally. You may have heard that you should be changing the oil in your vehicle every 3 months of 3,000 miles. If you want the fluid changed you'll need to ask them to do it. Now, Toyota recommends that owners change the oil in their vehicles every 6 months or 5,000 miles, whichever interval occurs first. There doesn't seem to be any official Toyota Service Intervals for the CVT gearbox and I think a lot of people assume that they are therefore sealed for life. in another post you say that you have a 2016 Corolla, your profile photo tends to agree with that yet your profile says 2008? Then the change intervals will be less, particularly, the transmission fluid. Oil Service. Sorry the translation is very bad, so I want to change the fluid of my CVT transmission on my IQ3 Racer. 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