Flushing AT on my '95 LE with 2.2.

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Old 17 Sep 2008, 09:20 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Flushing AT on my '95 LE with 2.2.

So my Camry has about 140k on it and I believe it has never had a
flush done on the tranny. I am thinking about flushing the AT on my
own. Now, is this something I can do? I am pretty handy and have done
some other vehicle's flushing AT. Is there anything I need to keep in
mind or some particular tricks to a Camry?

Let me know, all the experienced techs out there!!

Cheers,
Toshi
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 11:25 pm   #2 (permalink)
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tshimiz@gmail.com wrote:
> So my Camry has about 140k on it and I believe it has never had a
> flush done on the tranny. I am thinking about flushing the AT on my
> own. Now, is this something I can do? I am pretty handy and have done
> some other vehicle's flushing AT. Is there anything I need to keep in
> mind or some particular tricks to a Camry?
>
> Let me know, all the experienced techs out there!!
>
> Cheers,
> Toshi



Don't flush it now if it's never been done, unless the fluid was
changed regularly. Do a regular fluid and screen change instead, and
repeat in a thousand miles or so.
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Old 18 Sep 2008, 01:20 am   #3 (permalink)
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On Sep 17, 7:20 pm, tshi...@gmail.com wrote:
> So my Camry has about 140k on it and I believe it has never had a
> flush done on the tranny. I am thinking about flushing the AT on my
> own. Now, is this something I can do? I am pretty handy and have done
> some other vehicle's flushing AT. Is there anything I need to keep in
> mind or some particular tricks to a Camry?
>
> Let me know, all the experienced techs out there!!
>
> Cheers,
> Toshi



Drain and fill, while engine is warm, Dexron III, use a long thin
funnel to refill via the tranny dipstick. Note the volume that comes
out, and refill with fresh Dexron III approximately that volume. When
done, don't forget to go through all the transmission gears, slowly:
P, R, N, D, 2, L, and back again. Measure level when engine is warm,
per the Haynes manual... and be careful not to drain the differential
instead of the tranny by mistake...

If you have time, drop the pan and replace the screen (and tranny pan
gasket), but mine was clean as a whistle at 100k

Michael
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Old 18 Sep 2008, 05:26 am   #4 (permalink)
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On Sep 17, 9:20*pm, tshi...@gmail.com wrote:
> So my Camry has about 140k on it and I believe it has never had a
> flush done on the tranny. I am thinking about flushing the AT on my
> own. Now, is this something I can do? I am pretty handy and have done
> some other vehicle's flushing AT. Is there anything I need to keep in
> mind or some particular tricks to a Camry?
>
> Let me know, all the experienced techs out there!!
>
> Cheers,
> Toshi


Flushing is done with machine that pumps clean fluid through, you
probably mean drain and fill
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Old 18 Sep 2008, 11:59 am   #5 (permalink)
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tshi...@gmail.com wrote:
> So my Camry has about 140k on it and I believe it has never had a
> flush done on the tranny.

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Don't forget the separate differential housing.
Takes a 10mm allen socket like the transmission to drain, and a 17 or
19mm to remove the fill plug. I use combination wrenches and link them
together for better leverage to more easily remove the fill plug.
I suppose most don't, but I always use a fresh gasket for both. 1.7
qts. I think.
FWIW, I also use synthetic fluid.
I also recommend drain and fill for the tranmission, then repeat at
oil change intervals until clean.
Be sure to fully warm the transmission - apx. ten miles driving before
final check.
If the pan has never been removed, and the fluid is dirty, you may
want to remove the pan to clean the inside. If you do, be aware than
even a piece of lint from a rag can interfere with proper operation of
the valve body, so do a final rinse with solvent, then air dry. Also
be careful with the bolts. Torque is measured in inch pounds. When I
changed mine (leaking gasket) I found prior mechanics had stripped two.
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Old 19 Sep 2008, 01:14 am   #6 (permalink)
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> tshimiz@gmail.com wrote:
>> So my Camry has about 140k on it and I believe it has never had a
>> flush done on the tranny. I am thinking about flushing the AT on my
>> own. Now, is this something I can do? I am pretty handy and have done
>> some other vehicle's flushing AT. Is there anything I need to keep in
>> mind or some particular tricks to a Camry?
>>
>> Let me know, all the experienced techs out there!!
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Toshi

>
>
> Don't flush it now if it's never been done, unless the fluid was
> changed regularly. Do a regular fluid and screen change instead, and
> repeat in a thousand miles or so.


If I had 140K on a transmission that had never been flushed, flushing it now
would be the VERY LAST thing I'd want to do.
Just drain and refill, changing or cleaning the screen inside the pan. and
do it again in a thousand or so miles.


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Old 19 Sep 2008, 07:19 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Drain/refill three times with a short drive in between. Best to
replace the ATF strainer and gasket. A Fram ATF kit is about $15-20.
You can't effective clean the strainer with compressed air or ATF
because the flow takes the path of least resistance. Do the
differential too. What's your level of skill?

The free repair guide on Autozone may help. If you can change oil,
have ramps, and can follow instructions it should be no problem.
Cleanliness and accuracy (ATF level) are important of course.



On Sep 17, 7:20*pm, tshi...@gmail.com wrote:
> So my Camry has about 140k on it and I believe it has never had a
> flush done on the tranny. I am thinking about flushing the AT on my
> own. Now, is this something I can do? I am pretty handy and have done
> some other vehicle's flushing AT. Is there anything I need to keep in
> mind or some particular tricks to a Camry?
>
> Let me know, all the experienced techs out there!!
>
> Cheers,
> Toshi


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