Manual transmission......changing fluid?

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Old 27 Apr 2004, 09:17 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,
I want to change the fluid in my 1987 Toyota Camry 2.0L 4Cyl. Manual Tranny.
Can you tell me which bolts to loosen to drain and fill the transmission and
what are the sizes of the bolt? Are they hard to get loose?
Any other tips and info would also be appreciated!

*****Remember, it's a manual transmission, 5-Speed.*****

Thanks!

Myc
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Old 28 Apr 2004, 05:12 am   #2 (permalink)
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Myc1972@hotmail.com (B.F.) wrote in message news:<c565e471.0404271817.661809ad@posting.google. com>...
> Hello,
> I want to change the fluid in my 1987 Toyota Camry 2.0L 4Cyl. Manual Tranny.
> Can you tell me which bolts to loosen to drain and fill the transmission and
> what are the sizes of the bolt? Are they hard to get loose?
> Any other tips and info would also be appreciated!
>
> *****Remember, it's a manual transmission, 5-Speed.*****
>
> Thanks!
>
> Myc


There is a level checking and refill plug on the transmission about
half way up (under the starter motor)which is about 11/16 imperial, if
memory serves. The drain plug is directly under the transmission.
Both bolts are quite obvious. One obvious word of advice, undo the
level plug first. I just rounded this bolt and am waiting to borrow
an impact wrench to get it off. Car would be stuck if the drain had
come off first.

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Phil
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Old 28 Apr 2004, 08:54 am   #3 (permalink)
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I am not exactly sure about the bolt size for your camry, it is 15/16
for my corolla manual.

One thing i would suggest is to make sure you can open the filler bolt
before you try the drain. I learned this basic principle the hard
way...

You should consider buying a Haynes or Chilton manual. they are pretty
good at telling you about this kind of stuff and you will get the bolt
sizes.

good luck.


Myc1972@hotmail.com (B.F.) wrote in message news:<c565e471.0404271817.661809ad@posting.google. com>...
> Hello,
> I want to change the fluid in my 1987 Toyota Camry 2.0L 4Cyl. Manual Tranny.
> Can you tell me which bolts to loosen to drain and fill the transmission and
> what are the sizes of the bolt? Are they hard to get loose?
> Any other tips and info would also be appreciated!
>
> *****Remember, it's a manual transmission, 5-Speed.*****
>
> Thanks!
>
> Myc

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Old 29 Apr 2004, 09:11 am   #4 (permalink)
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phil_nuggent@hotmail.com (Phil) wrote in message news:<5ae9eb57.0404280212.76614f56@posting.google. com>...

undo the
> level plug first. I just rounded this bolt


My metric ratchet socket set are 6 pt. sockets.
With a ratchet handle, you don't really need a 12 pt. socket.
Just a suggestion.
I use a 3/8" socket set, with a 3/8 to 1/2" converter and a breaker
bar if needed, and then 1/2" drive for some of the larger socket
sizes.
If you're the only one checking the transmission, and you don't over
tighten the bolts, and use new washers each time - no problem.
If you go to the quick lube place, they can crank the fill and drain
plugs ridiculously over tight to the point you may even need to heat
the area with a torch to get them out.
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Old 30 Apr 2004, 07:29 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Myc1972@hotmail.com (B.F.) wrote in message news:<c565e471.0404271817.661809ad@posting.google. com>...
> Hello,
> I want to change the fluid in my 1987 Toyota Camry 2.0L 4Cyl. Manual Tranny.
> Can you tell me which bolts to loosen to drain and fill the transmission and
> what are the sizes of the bolt? Are they hard to get loose?
> Any other tips and info would also be appreciated!
>
> *****Remember, it's a manual transmission, 5-Speed.*****
>
> Thanks!
>
> Myc


Thanks Guys for all your help!
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