Do I honestly want another Toyota that is going to under perform, think not. I've been pushed off by the dealer for quite some time, and wish they'd be held accountable. I'm likely overzealous, but like to change transaxle fluid every couple of years, which works out to around 36,000 km's with our usage. In fact if you have ever been behind a large dumper truck with a straight axle, you can see the simplicity of it. Thanks Charlie Click to expand. Been a while since I've been on.
Reinstall the 10mm hex drain plug and torque it to 29 ft-lb 39 Nm, 400 kg-cm. It could be my imagination but I think the transmission noises are slightly less. I had the fluid changed by a Toyota dealer in Peterborough. Also, level check is spec'd as 0- 10mm below fill hole lip. I'm not a victim here, but my experience leads me to think that there definitely is something to the newer models and their issues. You might try that for transaxle. My last Gen 1 had done 163,000 miles when I sold it, still with original transmission fluid.
Over 252k miles and not even a brake job. You cannot do a drain and refill like we are used to. Note: that is a single change. The repair manual calls for 4 quarts so this is good. I would rather spend the £60 odd and get the fluid changed than fork out thousands for a new transmission in the future. I purchased a 2007 prius and maintained it religiously but was disappointed when at 180000 miles it started burning oil. But what if you want to do 200k miles in your car? Here's 3rd Gen drain and fill bolt locations: With both illustrations it's pretty hard to visualize, get your bearings, but I suspect both are accesable through that maintenance flap.
The transmission holds 10 quarts and since then I drain the pan that holds 2. Fortunately, we checked it right away or the engine would have been ruined. What is going on I ask. The last time I walked into a dealer and asked for four quarts, the parts guy looked at me like I had just asked him for his wife's phone number. I am now happy as the car was pre owned and you never know the true conditions that the vehicle was operated in.
Lubricants pick up particulates and break down due to sheer and temperature in any application. . Estimated price is customized for your vehicle make, model, year and trim, but does not include diagnostic charges, taxes, disposal or environmental fees, oil or other fluid costs, or other ancillary parts that may be needed for the repair. The Prius makes this job simple because everything is so easy to access. I had discussed changing it with my dealer once or twice, but they thought it unnecessary. When adding transmission fluid to your Prius, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.
Check that the fluid level yada yada. The Prius transmission has electric motors inside so is nothing like a traditional automatic. They wear from the inside out, so a radiator hose may appear to be in good condition, however it could be worn on the inside and about to fail. I was researching a rear differential fluid change, and several people recommended getting a hand pump hose for doing the transfer. The new oil becomes very old-looking very soon after it goes in. I can't find a spec in the Repair Manual though it might be lurking somewhere in there.
I personally won't be changing mine, as I only do 6k miles a year so it will take me 17 years to reach 100k and I can't see me keeping any car for 17 years, plus the fact that I'm a lazy sod and can't be bothered. On that basis I would probably have it done in future if my current Prius gets towards 100k. The Toyota dealership just said to be sure to check my oil level once a month now that it is close to 100,000. Pour the oil in where you see a black cap on the left side of a silver metal tank. Since it's almost completely vertical just keep it vertical while lowering it to the drain pan and then flip it over to drain out the oil in it. Here is how I view lifetime fluid. I think I found my mistake.
Nothing but basic oil and air filter and tranny fluid changes. I tried twice to get into Toyota dealerships in my area - including the dealership where I purchased the vehicle. If the transmission fluid level in your Prius is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. Yer mechanic finds that amusing? Then do another cold side check. As a tech, i have seen a 240K prius mk1 for regular service and it has never had a replacement gearbox oil change. I requested that I be given a sample of the used and was given a container with pretty much the whole lot in as far as I can figure out.