If you are having problems with the transmission in your Corolla, 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. Thought the synthetic might be longer lasting. What i did was get a empty clean 3 litre bottle of milk. I combined it with an oil change and I fooled around trying to figure out things for a long time. You may be able to reach the transmission fluid drain bolt with out raising the vehicle. System, electronically controlled automatic transmission system. Note: I am not a registered charity.
This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2010 Toyota Corolla. Or soon i guess parts will be sourced elsewhere. All it takes is some dust to pick up from wind. Things like this have always fascinated me! By the third drain it was nice and translucent pink. When adding transmission fluid to your Corolla, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. As mentioned in the notes above the oil for the transmission was changed using jack stands to support the car. You should be changing the automatic transmission filter as well, not just doing the fluid and leaving the old filter in there.
This procedure should be done when the engine is warm to help suspend any contaminants within the old transmission fluid and to allow the old fluid to drain out more quickly. Then I securely supported the car with two jack stands. Hope that helps out some. If you drain the converter then it will take about 14 to 16 quarts. If discolored, or burnt then you'll have to determine if it needs to change it more frequent, to a few changes.
A stripped drain plug is bad news. I can't count how many times I've order parts for my customers go to the store to pick them up and they say they can't find them and pretty much tell me they can't help me that I should go check another store as if fuel, time, and running a business is free! The guy behind the counter said that they don't carry it, and I had to go to a Toyota dealer. 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. If necessary, attach a new to the drain bolt. What would be the stall speed of the stock Corolla's torque converter? Then check fluid level and add as necessary. I think that it's the same process. Oils with a lower value before the W allow for easier starting of the engine in cold weather.
Clean off the area around the drain hole with some paper towels or a clean rag. The owner's manual for the 2005 Toyota Corolla S states that the automatic transaxle's fluid capacity for a drain and refill is 3. This procedure should be done when the engine and transmission have been warmed up to near operating temperature to help suspend any contaminants within the old transmission fluid and to allow the old fluid to drain out more quickly. It was me, I found the 6 quarts over on the shelf for commercial accounts desk and of course I needed more than 6 quarts but when I went to order the product they said they only had 6 in stock so I just dealt with it but when I was there and I ended up finding the fluid myself I also seen that they had an additional 3 quarts including the 6 I ordered but like usual their inventory count is off as usual. Flushing your fluid is not to be done. Capacity does not include final drive.
You'll probably get a bit more than three quarts out draining it that way; a lot of the capacity stays in the torque converter, which is why bhp02 suggested doing it a few times to change out more of the fluid. It wouldn't surprise me if many do-it-yourself Corolla owners never think to change the fluid in the differential case. I pulled out about 3. It's always wise to have the fluid drained and the Transmission filter replaced every 30,000 miles. When it comes to your Toyota Corolla, you want parts and products from only trusted brands. I may make one later for fun, when time permits. The dipstick is located at the front right driver side of the engine bay next to the 12V automotive battery and below the air intake hose.
Found it at Advance Auto parts store in quart containers. Drain the rest of the oil that is there, then clean all the area, put the new filter and it's ready to add the new oil. There is a company called Level 10 - that specializes in tuning transmissions. Aftermarket transmission shops and at-home mechanics neglecting to use the Toyota-specific Transmission Fill System may under-fill the transmission, which may lead to erratic shift patterns or catastrophic failure of the system. Remove the transmission fluid dipstick, wipe it clean and set it aside in a safe place. If discolored, or burnt then you'll have to determine if it needs to change it more frequent, to a few changes. You can actually add quite a bit more oil to the system than what is calls for - if you're not careful.
The manual says to check the dipstick, but difficult to read as the fluid smears along the dipstick --I am good with the oil changes, not so good here. More responsive, better step off at lower speeds. Donations are not tax deductible. A bit surprised that it striped so easily. Supposed to fill until the fluid just begins to come out or about 2.