2013 transmission fluid

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by filamb, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. filamb

    filamb Member

    I have 50k miles on my 2013. Just changed the oil myself. Pulled out of the driveway only to have my tranny slip in first gear. I can’t figure out how to check the fluid. Anyone know? Here I am sitting on the side of the road. Thanks
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

  4. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

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  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    o_O
     
  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Don’t drain the transmission and add oil to the engine. You’ll be slipping gears and blowing seals.
     
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  7. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I still don’t get how anyone did this. It’s not a Previa so why would you think the pan is so far back?
     
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  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Derp
     
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  9. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    1st gear meaning manual?
     
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    filamb

    filamb Member

    It’s automatic. I had some “help” while changing my oil. I screwed up and drained 3.5 qts of tranny fluid instead. Dope!
    There was some good info posted to my original question. Thanks
     
  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Did you get it all filled and running ok?
     
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    filamb

    filamb Member

    Yes. No problems. But I had to go buy some tools. It was a somewhat expensive error. I’ve been taking care of maintenance on my cars for almost 40 yrs. That was a first.
     
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    filamb

    filamb Member

    Ha. That’s what I did. Couldn’t figure out why I had so much oil in there. Thankfully I only drove 1 mile when I realized what I had done.
     
  15. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    The kind of thing you’ll only do once... hopefully.
     
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    filamb

    filamb Member

    Hopefully! My wife had invited friends over and I was a little distracted and in a hurry. And that darn tranny pan sticks out just begging to be drained. I drive a lot of miles. So it saves me a lot of time and money to do my own maintenance. 412k miles out of a 4Runner. Just got in a hurry. No excuses. Doesn’t appear to have done any harm. I’ve driven a few hundred miles on it since then. Pulling a trailer.
     
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