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Old 14 May 2005, 07:37 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I drained the differential fluid in my 90 Camry. But now the differential
filler plug is too tight and I couldn't get it out. The bolt cap is
stripped. The space is so tight that I couldn't get a solid bite on the bolt
to take it out.

So my question for you expert is: Is there any other way to fill the
differential box? Would the fluid in the transmission flow into the
differential box somehow?

Thanks for your help!

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ZR


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Old 14 May 2005, 08:29 pm   #2 (permalink)
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XYZ ABC wrote:
> I drained the differential fluid in my 90 Camry. But now the
> differential filler plug is too tight and I couldn't get it out. The
> bolt cap is stripped. The space is so tight that I couldn't get a
> solid bite on the bolt to take it out.
>
> So my question for you expert is: Is there any other way to fill the
> differential box? Would the fluid in the transmission flow into the
> differential box somehow?
>
> Thanks for your help!


I seem to recall there being a little VENT (approx 1/4" pipe thread) on the
top of the differential which you could unscrew and then add ATF slowly.
Check with your dealer for the capacity as the amount varies depending on
which engine you have. Once you get at least a quart in there, I would head
directly for a garage to get that filler plug removed so you can get an
accurate filling.





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Old 15 May 2005, 12:05 am   #3 (permalink)
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If this a 90 V-6 Auto, There should be a plug approx. 4-6" above the drain
plug. Need to insert small line and feed the fluid till it starts coming
out the hole.
should take about 0.75 to 1 qt. of ATF fluild.
Hard part is coming up with the hose and funnel or other means of feeding
the line with fluid.
You might be able to find a feeding tube for the autoparts that connect to
the ATF container directly.


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Old 15 May 2005, 01:03 am   #4 (permalink)
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jjjsan wrote:
> If this a 90 V-6 Auto, There should be a plug approx. 4-6" above the
> drain plug. Need to insert small line and feed the fluid till it
> starts coming out the hole.
> should take about 0.75 to 1 qt. of ATF fluild.
> Hard part is coming up with the hose and funnel or other means of
> feeding the line with fluid.
> You might be able to find a feeding tube for the autoparts that
> connect to the ATF container directly.


Perhaps you missed the salient point. The OP cannot get the filler plug OUT
of the differential cover.


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Old 15 May 2005, 06:15 am   #5 (permalink)
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>>So my question for you expert is: Is there any other way to fill the
differential box? Would the fluid in the transmission flow into the
differential box somehow? <<

There are some trannies that have the reservoirs connected, but if you
have a separate fill plug I don't think the tranny fluid flows into the
differential.

Capacity should be .7 or .8 quarts.

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Old 15 May 2005, 12:24 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.n0t> wrote in message
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> XYZ ABC wrote:
> > I drained the differential fluid in my 90 Camry. But now the
> > differential filler plug is too tight and I couldn't get it out. The
> > bolt cap is stripped. The space is so tight that I couldn't get a
> > solid bite on the bolt to take it out.
> >
> > So my question for you expert is: Is there any other way to fill the
> > differential box? Would the fluid in the transmission flow into the
> > differential box somehow?
> >
> > Thanks for your help!

>
> I seem to recall there being a little VENT (approx 1/4" pipe thread) on

the
> top of the differential which you could unscrew and then add ATF slowly.
> Check with your dealer for the capacity as the amount varies depending on
> which engine you have. Once you get at least a quart in there, I would

head
> directly for a garage to get that filler plug removed so you can get an
> accurate filling.
>


Thanks for your help, Philip. You are absolutely right.There is indeed a
breathing valve at the top of the differential box. In fact, after removing
the intake hose, it's much easier to fill through this vent than the filler
hole. I slowly put in fluid to the capacity specified in the manual (1.7
qt.). I'm not sure I'd even bother to remove the filler plug at a Shop. Most
shops wouldn't even do something like this. Besides, this car is too old
(220K) and it would probably be the last time of differential fluid change.

Thanks again!

ZR


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Old 15 May 2005, 03:43 pm   #7 (permalink)
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XYZ ABC wrote:
> "Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.n0t> wrote in message
> news:fCxhe.2240$w21.1470@newsread3.news.atl.earthl ink.net...
>> XYZ ABC wrote:
>>> I drained the differential fluid in my 90 Camry. But now the
>>> differential filler plug is too tight and I couldn't get it out. The
>>> bolt cap is stripped. The space is so tight that I couldn't get a
>>> solid bite on the bolt to take it out.
>>>
>>> So my question for you expert is: Is there any other way to fill the
>>> differential box? Would the fluid in the transmission flow into the
>>> differential box somehow?
>>>
>>> Thanks for your help!

>>
>> I seem to recall there being a little VENT (approx 1/4" pipe thread)
>> on

> the
>> top of the differential which you could unscrew and then add ATF
>> slowly. Check with your dealer for the capacity as the amount varies
>> depending on which engine you have. Once you get at least a quart
>> in there, I would head directly for a garage to get that filler plug
>> removed so you can get an accurate filling.
>>

>
> Thanks for your help, Philip. You are absolutely right.There is
> indeed a breathing valve at the top of the differential box. In fact,
> after removing the intake hose, it's much easier to fill through this
> vent than the filler hole. I slowly put in fluid to the capacity
> specified in the manual (1.7 qt.). I'm not sure I'd even bother to
> remove the filler plug at a Shop. Most shops wouldn't even do
> something like this. Besides, this car is too old (220K) and it would
> probably be the last time of differential fluid change.
>
> Thanks again!
>
> ZR


MAKE SURE you read 1.7 QUARTS and not 1.7 PINTS. Easy oversight.


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Old 15 May 2005, 07:20 pm   #8 (permalink)
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"Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.n0t> wrote in message
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> > Thanks for your help, Philip. You are absolutely right.There is
> > indeed a breathing valve at the top of the differential box. In fact,
> > after removing the intake hose, it's much easier to fill through this
> > vent than the filler hole. I slowly put in fluid to the capacity
> > specified in the manual (1.7 qt.). I'm not sure I'd even bother to
> > remove the filler plug at a Shop. Most shops wouldn't even do
> > something like this. Besides, this car is too old (220K) and it would
> > probably be the last time of differential fluid change.
> >
> > Thanks again!
> >
> > ZR

>
> MAKE SURE you read 1.7 QUARTS and not 1.7 PINTS. Easy oversight.
>


I just double checked. It's indeed 1.7 qt. I live in US and there is no
PINTS in the manual.

ZR



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Old 16 May 2005, 05:06 am   #9 (permalink)
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Just curious, what trannie do you have?

I had mine serviced last week and got into a discussion about the whole
trannie/differential/capacities/fluid type thing.

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Old 16 May 2005, 10:22 am   #10 (permalink)
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Hopkins wrote:
> Just curious, what trannie do you have?
>
> I had mine serviced last week and got into a discussion about the
> whole trannie/differential/capacities/fluid type thing.


There is a transition period during the early / mid 1990's where some of
Toyota's front wheel drive four speed autos had a separate reservoir of ATF
lubricating the final drive while in others the ATF flowed freely between
the final drive and the rest of the automatic transmission. On the latter,
there is no *filler* plug at the rear of the transmission.



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