It was me, I found the 6 quarts over on the shelf for commercial accounts desk and of course I needed more than 6 quarts but when I went to order the product they said they only had 6 in stock so I just dealt with it but when I was there and I ended up finding the fluid myself I also seen that they had an additional 3 quarts including the 6 I ordered but like usual their inventory count is off as usual. Here at Advance Auto Parts, we work with only top reliable Automatic Transmission Fluid product and part brands so you can shop with complete confidence. I haven't experienced any problems with shifting or anything. Your car's manual provides transmission fluid service requirements. Checking the transmission fluid when the motor it warm so the petroleum based fluid will expand and give you a proper reading on the dipstick is the best time. I'll ask her to bring it to a dealer for the trans fluid change at 60k miles. Block the rear tires, set the parking brake, jack up the front of the car and lower it on to jack stands.
Drain and refills are all that are necessary. Perhaps I'll do a dealer fluid change at 48k just prior to warranty expiration to catch any surprises. Compare the reading on the dipstick to the level indicator at the bottom of the dipstick. The items needed to complete this procedure include a floor jack, two jack stands, a 10mm Allen Key or 10mm hex head socket, a fluid catch basin, 4 U. The reason why I seek this is because my transmission currently shudders when accelerating from 1st to 2nd gear and also my 1st gear runs too long then jumps abruptly into 2nd gear under slow acceleration.
Evenly torque the bolts to 48 in. Reinsert the dipstick into the dipstick tube and remove a second time. You may be able to reach the transmission oil pan drain bolt without raising the vehicle. That is not likely to happen. Bottom Line recommended The product worked good for a customers 2005 ford freestyle and you can't beat the online discounts compared to any other parts store.
Carefully pour the old transmission fluid from the catch basin in to the gallon jug marked with half quart lines. We have 357 reviews on our Automatic Transmission Fluid products for the 2012 Toyota Corolla from previous customers. It is my experience that the remaining fluid in the system will quickly contaminate the new fluid if you do not pull the cooler line and get all of the old fluid out. Back in the early 90's if you went into one of their stores for an oil change they would measure the height to the rear bumper on both sides. This weekend or next, I'll give a try.
Remove all of the bolts starting at the rear and working toward the front 10mm socket. Warning: Fluid temperatures can exceed 350°F in a hot transmission, so be very careful when draining. My understanding is that the 9th generation Corollas won't need any transmission fluid service until 100K miles under normal conditions. This is an entirely different procedure and much more complicated. I'm thinking about letting the local dealer handle it, as long as they don't mess it up like a prior shop which broke several parts trying to fix another broken part; I should have done their work myself, in retrospect. Then I securely supported the car with two jack stands.
I typically drive 75% hilghway + 25% local during the past 5 years, and never towed anything with the car. Spin in the drain bolt a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction to prevent it from becoming cross threaded. Remove the dipstick and wipe clean with shop rag. Changing it every 60k is a cheap insurance. It may damage some seals.
I observed a very small amount of grit on the metal filter cloth red arrows. If you are not sure which one is the correct hose, disconnect one of them and get a helper to momentarily start the car. Ensure that the longer bolt goes in the correct position. This surprised me because on my Camry, it took about 3 + 6 liters for a total of 9 liters to get all of the old pumped out. The dealer said this is normal as the fluid ages and is exposed to heat and wear, but said it should probably be changed around 45 to 50 k miles. I assume no responsibility for any damage to your vehicle or personal injury as a result of following this guide.
My gasket was still pliable and it came off in one piece. In our city, they will take the old transmission fluid free at the hazardous waste disposal depot or will collect it with the recycle goods if it is placed in the original containers. Flushes are not needed unless you have burnt the fluid, from towning or similar, or a heavily neglected transaxle that is on its last legs. Others have tried the others and report good results - but I know that ones that have used the Toyota branded oil have gone over 200K miles ~322K km with no transmission service aside from drains and refills. Keep your money and do a drain and refill every 3rd or 4th oil change if it makes you feel better. Reinsert the dipstick into the dipstick tube and check the level again.