2006 Toyota Tundra V8 Auto Transmission Fluid Check HELP

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  1. Conk

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    06' Tundra V-8 Automatic transmission.

    Cant find a dipstick for transmission fluid so how do I check it? Truck has over 100,000 miles and I want to change the fluid and filter if it has one. I see the transmission pan bolts so is this how I drain it? Then how do I refill it?

    Thanks for the help in advance.

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    Here you go...this should help....Jim.............BEFORE TRANSMISSION FILL
    This transmission requires Toyota Genuine ATF WS transmission fluid.
    After servicing the transmission, you must refill the transmission with the correct amount of fluid.
    Maintain the vehicle in a horizontal position while adjusting fluid level.
    On vehicles equipped with active suspension, turn the suspension control switch OFF if you jack up the vehicle while the engine is running.
    Proceed to step 2 if you replaced the entire transmission, transmission pan, drain plug, valve body and/or torque converter.
    Proceed to step 3 after removing the refill plug if you replaced the transmission hose and/or output shaft oil seal
    TRANSMISSION PAN FILL
    Remove the refill plug and overflow plug.
    Fill the transmission through the refill hole until fluid begins to trickle out of the overflow tube.
    Reinstall the overflow plug.
    TRANSMISSION FILL
    Fill the transmission with the correct amount of fluid as listed in the table.
    Reinstall the refill plug to avoid fluid splash.
    HINT: If you cannot add the listed amount of fluid, do the following:


    Install the refill plug.
    Allow the engine to idle with the air conditioning OFF.
    Move the shift lever through entire gear range to circulate fluid.
    Wait for 30 seconds with the engine idling. Stop the engine.
    Remove the refill plug and add fluid. Reinstall the refill plug.
    FLUID CIRCULATION
    Allow the engine to idle with the air conditioning OFF.
    Move the shift lever through entire gear range to circulate fluid.
    FLUID TEMPERATURE CHECK
    With hand-held tester
    1 Connect the hand-held tester to the DLC3.
    2 Select the tester menus: OBD/MOBD, ENGINE, DATA LIST and A/T
    3 Check A/T OIL TEMP.
    4 Allow the engine to idle until the fluid temperature reaches 46°C (115°F).
    Without hand-held tester (Using A/T OIL TEMP indicator)
    1 Create a short circuit between CG (4) and TC (13) of the DLC3 terminals using SST.
    SST 09843-18040
    2 Move the shift lever back and forth between N and D at 1.5 seconds interval for six seconds.
    3 The A/T OIL TEMP indicator comes on for two seconds when the combination meter starts to detect the fluid temperature.
    4 The A/T OIL TEMP indicator comes on again when the fluid temperature reaches 46°C (115°F) and blinks when it exceeds 56°C (130°F).
    5 Allow the engine to idle until the fluid temperature reaches 46°C (115°F).

    HINT: The fluid temperature should be less than 30°C (86°F) before check the fluid temperature

    FLUID LEVEL CHECK
    NOTICE: The fluid temperature must be between 46°C (115°F) and 56°C (130°F) to check the fluid level.



    Remove the overflow plug with the engine idling.
    Check that the fluid comes out of the overflow tube. If fluid does not come out, proceed to step 7.
    If fluid comes out, wait until the over-flow slows to a trickle and proceed to step 8.


    TRANSMISSION REFILL
    Install the overflow plug.
    Stop the engine.
    Remove the refill plug.
    Add 0.4 liters (0.42 US qts, 0.35 Imp qts) of fluid.
    Allow the engine to idle and wait for 10 seconds.
    Proceed to step 6.
    COMPLETE
    Install the overflow plug with a new gasket. Torque: 20 Nm (205 kgf-cm, 15 ft. lbs.)
    Stop the engine.
    Install the refill plug with a new gasket. Torque: 39 Nm (400 kgf-cm, 29 ft. lbs.)




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  3. Ford_Dude

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    Remove the fill plug FIRST. If you can't put fluid back in, there is no use draining it. In short make sure you can put fluid back in before you drain it out of the tranny.

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  4. Conk

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    One more question please

    Wow! Sure is different then the old way. So should I even change it out? I mean, how long will the fluid stay good? Is there a filter?

    Thank you very much for what you wrote it is a big help.

    Conk
     

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