Why is there two drain plugs on a V6 (Camry) Transmission?

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Old 23 Nov 2004, 02:49 am   #1 (permalink)
Rog
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Default Why is there two drain plugs on a V6 (Camry) Transmission?


I was changing brakes on my 97 ES300 and I noticed a drain plug in the
transmission that I never used before. It reminds me of the differential
drain plug you have on 4 cyl Camrys. It's located on the driver's side on
the rear side of the transmission towards the firewall. You can access it
and see it if you raise up the driver's side front of the car. It screws
into the side of the transmission not the bottom. Same round plug that you
need a 10mm hex socket. There's a screw above it that looks like an
inspection hole. I always thought the V6 Automatics have the transmission &
differential in one fill. I use the transmission pan drain plug for
changing transmission fluid, not this one.


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Old 23 Nov 2004, 05:27 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why is there two drain plugs on a V6 (Camry) Transmission?

These engines do have a separate supply for the automatic transaxle and
differential, although it's the same fluid, Dexron.

The first plug you describe is the differential drain plug, and the second
one above it would be the inspection and refill plug. It should have a hex
head . Capacity is about 0.8 Litres.

Geoff


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> I was changing brakes on my 97 ES300 and I noticed a drain plug in the
> transmission that I never used before. It reminds me of the differential
> drain plug you have on 4 cyl Camrys. It's located on the driver's side on
> the rear side of the transmission towards the firewall. You can access it
> and see it if you raise up the driver's side front of the car. It screws
> into the side of the transmission not the bottom. Same round plug that you
> need a 10mm hex socket. There's a screw above it that looks like an
> inspection hole. I always thought the V6 Automatics have the transmission
> &
> differential in one fill. I use the transmission pan drain plug for
> changing transmission fluid, not this one.
>
>



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