This Toyota Corolla Has a Serious Problem

This Toyota Corolla Has a Serious Problem


rev up your engines, today I’m gonna show
you how you can change fluid and an automatic transmission that doesn’t have
a dipstick and in this case it’s even beyond an automatic transmission
it’s a CVT transmission and as I said before sometimes they call this a
lifetime fluid and yeah I argued with the engineers on that all the fluids are
good for the lifetime of the transmission and then they say it’s good
as long as the transmission is good so I always ask them well what’s the warranty on
that oh well it’s 60,000 miles of like hey I
expect to get 260,000 miles like in my Celica their change the fluid don’t
listen to them it gets dirty needs changing and a lot of times it isn’t as
bad as you think just Jack the driver side up in the air
then get an empty drain pan and put it under the transmission then we get some
allen wrenches it’s a six millimeter allen wrench we go under the vehicle and
right here is a drain plug should fit right in amazingly enough it does and
since I’m weak as heck so I’m gonna stick this extension on here
giant crescent wrench so I can pull it off cuz I can be on super tight uh-huh
there we go now to come off take that out of there we don’t want to dripping
in there and we have to kneel of that the rest just comes off with fingers and
out it come and you’re gonna notice something that not that much drips off
there’s not much in here and that’s because there’s another thing you have to take
off inside once this stops dripping you get your six millimeter allen wrench
again put the long end in the hole and when you feel around there we go
there’s an insert there we’re gonna be taking that insert out you just keep
turning it’s generally a plastic piece so it feels a little weird but you just
keep screwing here it come it’s coming and here it goes and now it’s draining the
main amount out as you can see here there’s the plastic part we just let it all
drain then while it’s draining we gotta take the wheel off to get to the add plug or
just take it off then you unscrew the cover and there is the add bolt right there
you take that off that’s where your flows
back up you just unscrew that and there’s where you pump the fluid back in
but before you do that screw this back in and screw the bottom plug on too. or it will all drip on the ground we just
go back under the vehicle there’s where it’s
dripping from we just stick this back in the hole and screw it in place takes a
while cause there’s quite a bit of threads just keep screwing it until it’s
in and then get your drain plug with the new little gasket so it won’t leak
and screw that back on and get it nice and tight and here again we’ll use a
crescent wrench any Allen ratchet get nice and tight so it doesn’t leak get in
of course then wipe all the mess off you don’t want fluid all over the place so
we’ll wipe the mess of that of course the big question is how much fluid you
put back in well you put in what you took out so do what I do have an empty
quart and pump it in to measure how much is in here just stick it in there
be careful doesn’t spill the things are always messy now we start pumping
and measure how much comes out this one’s full there’s one quart then empty
that in here recycling then they keep doing it until
you see how much fluid came out in this case it’s one quart and twenty four
ounces but gets back into the recycling and we’ll put one quart 24 ounces in and
be sure you use the right fluid you have to use the CVT only fluid that’s made
for these things it’s very important and it’s also very important that you change
it because as you can see only a small amount comes out you’re getting some of
the dirty stuff out I never advise flushing them you could create problems but if
you do this say every 40,000 miles odds are you’re gonna keep any contaminants
through damaging the CVT transmissions which cost a fortune to rebuild now as
long as you have a decent pump it’s an easy job you just stick the end in that
pumps in it just goes right in, then the other end over here you stick it in
your fluid container stick it right in there to the bottom so it doesn’t suck
air to start pumping then you put the fill plug with a new
gasket on the top the bolt the cover back on so I got two bolts on it your
best doing this by hand because they’re plastic inside and if you use a big wrench
or something you might strip then, then put the wheel backon, the let down the
car and you’re ready to go, after you close the hood so now you know how to change the
transmission fluid in a toyota that doesn’t have a dipstick in this case
it was a CVT transmission now all transmissions generally have little bit
differences in how you change them you can get information on any one that
you’re working on but the same basic process works for them all because you
want to do it right I’ve had customers that went to other mechanics they didn’t
do it correctly and later they had transmission problems if you want it
done right do the research and do it yourself like I do, so if you never want
to miss another one of my new car repair videos, remember to ring that Bell

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  2. no filter change scotty? Also why go off the rule of put back in what you took out? What if it was low to begin with.. why not use the manufacturer fill capacity

  3. Scotty I know that the process would be the same for any CAR transmission my question is what about a 2017 Nissan Pathfinder that I know have a lot problems with its CVTs transmissions. I have done some research and most of the videos show that you need to have an specialized scan tool like you have because you need to check the transmission fluid Temperature to be able to do the job right and in some of the videos they recommend to flush the lines that go trough the radiator part. What are you thoughts on that and do you think that I can do that transmission fluid change on my 2017 Nissan Pathfinder the same way you did it on this Toyota Corolla? Thank you and I love your channel soo much knowledge… keep the good work.

  4. Whats your thought on torquing the lugnuts when you take off the wheel. The torque for that vehicle should be 80 ft/lbs.

  5. I've read around on forums and some people say that you have to do this procedure two or three times to 'get all the fluid out', over the course of a few days. There are ton of conflicting opinions on trans fluid changes. It's one of the most contentious issues in car repair. Right up there with oil change intervals.

  6. Nobody got worried about the lack of jackstands? Getting under the car with one hand holding the camera and only the jack supporting weight of the car is very unsafe.

  7. What do you say to those who changed the fluid and the transmission failed a month later?

    I know a dozen people like this who say they'll never change it again

  8. A few videos ago
    Scotty: I have 240k miles on my celica
    Now
    Scotty: I have 260k miles on my celica
    Wow Scotty you drove 20,000 miles within a few days, nice.

  9. I watched the video, where was the serious problem? Other than he remove Less than 2 quarts of clean red fluid and added STP fluid.

  10. Hi Scotty…,Is a 03 Toyota 4 runner 4.7 v8 212,000 a good reliable vehicle for $4,500.00 ?? Reply please thank you for your videos!!

  11. This car doesn't have lifetime fluid. And when you feel up the fluid on this car you fill it up until it starts coming out of the fill plug or the bottom overflow valve

  12. The ZF transmissions are similar to what a lot of people are posting here, needing the tranny fluid to be a certain temp ect…I had this same discussion on a Ram forum about the proper way to service a none serviable tranny, and what you could possibly get away with doing…lots of different options.

  13. inherited a sentra cvt with 120,000 and I doubt the fluid has ever been changed. Is it ok to change at this mileage or too late because of contaminants and it might begin to slip with new fluid?

  14. There’s another video on YouTube of a Corolla cvt fluid change and they make it seem super complicated. Have to go into the cars maintenance display and it has to be at a certain temp the fluid yada yada yada.
    Makes perfect sense you measure what you take out and put fresh that amount back in.

  15. hey scotty, how bout filter?, should i change it too?,,
    also, how often should i change the fluid?, every what?. 10- 20k?.

  16. Scotty, can you non-oem transmission fluids on Hondas and Toyotas? I see you used an STP transmission fluid for the Toyota.

  17. If tranny fluid gets so hot that engine coolant is used to cool it down, then you need to be changing it a lot more often
    I was on a cvt rebuilders website out of NZ and they state to change the fluid every 40K
    I think every other OLF is good practice.
    Does anyone make a high milage ATF without the detergents that you know of? I think its a good idea.

  18. Scotty what do you think of a 99 toyota Avalon xls with a v6 with 233k miles got it for 750 all it needs is an ac compressor

  19. Scotty your are the real master of….well autos and equally being real funny like the Geico commercials. Anyway just couldn't stop laughing at the clip of Kermit sucking his soda 🤣👍👍

  20. You kinda WRONG Scotty.

    First. the plastic tube is for fluid level while engine running at normal operation temperature, when fluid is full, then it dribble out after filling it little over.

    Two. Can't just use any CVT fluid on that particular transmission.

    Nice trick filling up empty quart jugs, just use large measuring cup instead, just as simple.

  21. Scotty! I have a 2011 Chevy silverado 5.3l 4×4 with 151,000 miles on it. The transmission fluid has never been changed (I've owned it since 47,000 miles. Oops) is it still safe to change the fluid in it or is it too far past in mileage and changing the fluid will do more harm than good? Thank you!

  22. There Ya Go, you did it again! I have a burning question, I'm pretty sure, You have already answered it. Then, You answer it. in an even clearer way, before I can ask. Love Ya, old man

  23. Everything on new cars makes me want to go find the nearest automotive engineer and just punch him square in his fat face. So now you have to take off a wheel to put in transmission fluid. Just brilliant.

  24. Scotty, I have a 2015 corolla s, when I come to a stop the car starts shaking,I have changed the oil,but still keeps doing it. I'll put the car in neutral and it stops.any idea? Thanks

  25. put back in how much came out only if the last person at the dealer did it right. They are supposed to fill it, put the plastic tube bolt back on, then put the drain bolt back on, turn on the car and move the shifting thing to each position then back to park a few times, then wait for transmissions oil to heat to a specific temprature, read oil temp using computers only availble to the dealer, when temperature of transmission reaches proper temp oil has expanded and is also beomg pumped all over inside, then finally open the drain plug and let excess oil drain out through the long plastic bolt after the drain plug. This is why it costs so much tp do the transmission oil change jobs. I got away with 170,000 miles on a wet clutch VW DSG transmission by measuring how much fluid came out after having 2 different dealerships do the job first. Make sure car is level. What Scotty just said works as long as last person who did the job did not over fill it. On those VW DSG, the oil can be added through a small hole where the transmission oil filter goes at the top side, so no need for pumps. also 20% of a quart can stick to the sides of pumps and containers so it is really hard to measure how much came out especially on a cold day.

  26. Hey Scotty I have a 2017 Corolla se with the front locks that don’t lock in the drivers side and passengers side. Could this be a technical problem from the cars computer?

  27. Now wait just a minute! Has no one noticed that Scotty didn't drop the transmission oil pan? That would have drained out more transmission oil, no? But then I guess you have to deal with the gasket when re-installing. Are there magnets on the oil pan on CVTs like there are on regular automatic transmissions (that should also be cleaned.)?

  28. Thank you Scotty, I have a 2009 Camry XLE V6 with 154K, wanted to do this but wasn’t sure if it is safe with all the complicated procedures. I think I will god it now.

  29. Hello Scotty.
    Mechanic changed 2016 Corolla LE shaft due to vibration under vehicle when accelerating especially uphill. Problem went away. However new problem popped up. Delay in shifting To D or R. There's transmission slip as well. Bad braking too. Transmission mechanic says we need to change valve body. Transmission was working perfectly before shaft change. I don't know what they are doing to the car. Can you please advise on that?
    thanks.

  30. This isnt the actual transmission fluid change real ones know there is still fluid in the torque converter old fluid is mixing with new this doesnt drain completely

  31. Scotty we go with manual transmission, debatebly simpler, except for clutch plates and master cylinders. So pls do a video on standards and how to mess with them. What fluids or whatever. Got a toyota echo manual. Happy with the car but feel wierd not knowing how to change the fluid.

  32. Usually this type of drain plug works as a level plug . Idling in neutral with warm engine and transmition, remove the small plug and it should slowly drip a few drops. If no drops then level is low

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