toyota cvt transmission fluid change interval

On the iQ service schedule the transmission fluid is just inspected at year 4. ***NOTE*** If you do this yourself the car needs to be level and the fluid going in needs to be the same temp as the fluid coming out.below is the scotty kilmer video showing how he does it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfwXt1u_YxgAnother good change videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTtVi5NjrsgThis is a technical video explaining how the mechanics fill and check the level.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNcecuGzTDg\u0026feature=youtu.be That is also not just from DIY that changed their ATF, but from new factory filled cars. Now, follow this information precisely so you have the correct fluid inside: (This fluid must be added after the initial filling when the Oil started to trickle out, this is essentially a top up and must be followed.). You can use a product called xado ex120 which works well on CVT gearboxes and helps prevent the dreaded shudder, its about $65 for an 8ml tube and that will do 2 fluid changes. Can't comment on whether it has solved the occasional winning noise  as just driven back from dealers. INTERMEDIATE SERVICE. (Updated video 2020)Make sure to use only genuine Toyota CVT Fluid. After that is when you add the amount required depending on why you are filling it. The fluid was very dirty and was far from the transparent red wine colour is started its life as. I don't believe Toyota would include in any type of regular service so unless it was changed privately by a garage upon request then I don't think it would have been flushed. I have a 2013 Toyota (Scion) iQ and seems to have the same CVT sealed tranny as the Toyota in Europe does. No change of fluid appears on service schedule. (I researched it and it's about $400). Not sure on torque on drain tube as i don't have manual with me but it's extremely low. It is to the left of the Battery and just above the air filter housing. But isn't pouring in new CVT fluid in the top (with the cap removed below) just going to go right back down that fill tube? Toyota Owners Club 4. Nissan recommends fluid changes every 15,000 miles. The fluid needed for our CVT equipped cars is the Genuine Toyota CVT FE fluid. 3. Eg. kenomouth64, Dec 5, 2017 #2. This was true at one time, but the advancements in engine technology have made these intervals outdated. - I would like to read it. The other plugs can just be tightened enough to crush the washers. From memory the CVTs with pipe are all similar. The low end for an automatic transmission fluid change interval is around 30,000 miles (a little under 50,000 km). in another post you say that you have a 2016 Corolla, your profile photo tends to agree with that yet your profile says 2008? I had the dealer change the CVT fluid in my toyota corolla. Other CVT systems are supposed to be filled from underneath via a tool that attaches to it and fluid is pumped in until it starts to leak over the top of the fill tube.   Pasted as rich text. 2014 Toyota Corolla ECO 4dr Sedan CVT (SE) Trim Info: Front Wheel Drive, Sedan, Compact Cars 30 (Est) mpg city / 42 (Est) mpg hwy Other Trims. Remove filler and drain plug , remove plastic pipe. Made a great deal of difference for about 3 weeks then returned to the whine up hill. Torque Converter Removal and Refit: add an extra 0.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. You stick that up the drain plug / level tube and pump away until it flows out again. It is a quick step by step procedure of how I managed to change transmission fluid on my hybrid Toyota Camry 2007 model. p.s. With genuine fluid from Toyota. I found the drain plug underneath and the fill plug up on the top. CVT fluid certainly wears out over time. A CVT (continuously variable transmission) is a single-speed transmission that works like an automatic shifter for seamless shifting through a range of gear ratios, unlike other mechanical shifters that offer access to a fixed number of gear ratios. Replace drain plug gasket. It is intended to be a "lifetime fluid", for whatever that means. By You can order the fluid from Toyota Parts with this number. Refit both filler and drain plugs with new washers and torque up. I got exactly same problem as you , (strange noise like electric motor) can you text here please if that noise gone after replacing transmission fluid. Inspect engine air filter. Jeep uses completely different fluid for the conventional transmission versus the CVT transmission. It is your choice as to how often you wish to change your CVT fluid but I recommend it to everyone who hasn't already done so or has any paperwork to suggest it was already done. But that is just my opinion, I have no science saying it is better than every 60,000 miles. Yes, this style filling of no dipstick is even a problem from Toyota apparently. CARspec continues to recommend a 5,000 mile oil change interval (severe service interval) due to the cold weather. Once removed you can either choose to fill up the gearbox until the fluid starts to leak through the inner plastic tube or simply replace with the exact same amount that was removed providing you measure it accurately. The oil change interval for CVT transmissions varies for each automaker. Run car and cycle through all gear selections to get up to temp. the change is easy, one 3/8's square socket bolt under the gearbox, drain till its empty, put the bolt back in then top up via the dipstick hole till its fill. For some cars and trucks, it can range from as little as 30,000 miles to more than 100,000 miles. This is on most hybrids and most manual boxes. I will update my info. of ATF. I'm hoping that replacing the CVT fluid on the HRV at shorter intervals will reduce the likelihood of a premature failure. The club is not part of Toyota nor affiliated with or endorsed by Toyota in any way. The only other system toyota use is the filler plug at the correct level. Once removed the fluid will drain. Leave the drain plug off and remove the fill plug from the top. It can be done by shorting pins out in the eobd port and cycling through P,N,D. Thanks.   You cannot paste images directly. There doesn't seem to be any official Toyota Service Intervals for the CVT gearbox and I think a lot of people assume that they are therefore sealed for life. Replace engine oil and oil filter*. It will give you the manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid change interval for your specific vehicle. It will tell you to fill more if you have a new box or replaced a components compared to an Oil change. Given the whine I was experiencing with my car I decided to change the CVT fluid myself. Coolant - the general conscensus again is to change the engine coolant and the inverter coolant every 50,000 miles. Paste as plain text instead, × It should be changed much sooner than automatic or manual transmission oil. It is 0.6lbft. The inner plastic tube torque is 0.8nm (7lbft). It turned out to be a common problem and I remember reading that it issue could've been avoided by replacing the transmission fluid at shorter intervals than Honda recommended. Now, Toyota recommends that owners change the oil in their vehicles every 6 months or 5,000 miles, whichever interval occurs first. As said earlier, it costs £115 by Toyota. So you fill till it pours out the filler. The inner plastic tube needs to be screwed out with a similar sized allen head key as it is threaded the same as the drain plug. You should check locally. You can post now and register later. Display as a link instead, × Had my IQ2 serviced this week and CVT transmission fluid changed. The transmission fluid is inspected at 4 year service but as already mentioned on here there is no replacement in service schedule. If you drive manual, most manufacturers will recommend changing your transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. Below is a list of car brands and models along with the suggested CVT fluid change schedule. So paying him $180 doesn't seem too bad. If after removing drain plug there is a problem removing fill plug you could be stuffed refilling! Do not tighten this with much force, just only very slightly snug. When refilling and the Oil starts to trickle out of the inner plastic tube (which should be tightened to 0.8nm/7lbft) put back the drain plug and tighten to rated torque. Do you own this car? Once drained insert the inner plastic tube back in and screw it in slowly until it comes to a stop. I had to leave the car with them for 3 days as they ordered in fluid but the wrong one was delivered so I had to wait for correct batch. 1Diesel engine: High strength belt, only use Toyota genuine part or equivalent belt when replacing. Then the change intervals will be less, particularly, the transmission fluid. You'll see it. Inspect cabin air filter (if applicable) Depending on the type of work that was done to the vehicle determines how much Oil must be put in to the gearbox. Changing the fluid is not a simple task, and Toyota CT fluid should be used. Anyone know garage in london who can change transmision fluid for my IQ ? Do you have the repair manual demonstrating the fluid change? Who knows how much fluid I have to buy? I sometimes get the whine noise (which sounds like an electric motor) when the box is hot and under load. On this video we go step by step on how to change the CVT fluid, filter and gasket on a 2015 Toyota Corolla.2020 Update, after performing many services. I have made a crude image to show how the gearbox is drained and then refilled to the correct amount: You need to remove the drain plug with an allen key head but the fluid inside will not drain much. Refit plastic pipe and torque it, measure how much was drained. Given the whine I was experiencing with my car I decided to change the CVT fluid myself. One thing I will say is that the dealer misquoted me with £115 for the fluid change. Tightening by guessing effects both initial refill and final level check. I've attached pic of invoice showing the job and will report back once I've driven it a few days. 2.   Your link has been automatically embedded. There is a correct way to refill a CVT box and it requires torquing the plastic tube to allow the correct initial filling and final level check. Kuneha, The fluid needs to get up to temp to be checked also and to assume they were filled correctly from factory is wrong so the correct method from the online repair manual is needed. Oil Service. I agree the fluid should be changed at regular intervals, Oil analysis shows these boxes will deteriorate with factory filled fluid over time. When up to temp, remove drain plug and let excess flow out to a drip. @Heidfirst, I had an MMT 2008 corolla that I sold earlier last month. It is a sealed unit, and Toyota specifies the fluid be diagnosed at a certain interval by the dealer, using some type of sensor. 1. Upload or insert images from URL. When changing the engine coolant you need to be careful to bleed the air out of the system. Dec 5, 2017 at 12:56 PM #3 #3. Not needed though if you have a filler plug on the top which, you say you have. You can get generic ally washers online for about 50p. If you can't find the service interval for your particular transmission, you could do a lot worse than to just use this interval as your guide. The most important aspect of servicing the transmission is to use the correct fluid. ... Mobil1 in the engine, Toyota coolant and trans fluid, Lucas full synthetic in the diffs and transfer case. Any idea how often the Oil needs to be changed? If you want the fluid changed you'll need to ask them to do it. Check for open campaigns/recalls. The maintenance guide reflects this but is not required as per Toyota. Changing the CVT Transmission Fluid on a 2014 Toyota Corolla. It is a T55. Here i would just add the remaining amount of what you measured. New CVT gearbox with new Torque Converter: add an extra 1.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. *10,000 miles or 12 months for synthetic oil. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Sorry the translation is very bad, so I want to change the fluid of my CVT transmission on my IQ3 Racer. I was wondering if the Oil will be changed in the maintenance service, but Toyota's dealership told me that they stop changing transmission Oil. If you mean the CVT transmission, the answer is no. #2 jdcollins5, Dec 21, 2011 ElectricCarFan and ramdulari like this. For most vehicles on the road, the interval can range anywhere from 15,000 to 100,000 miles or more. Refit drain plug, just nipped up. He said the iQ is similar to the Mercedes transmission in that you have to do everything from the bottom and it required a special device to do that. (I was brave with it because I had a 80cc scooter with a CVT tranny and it was as simple as it gets changing out the fluid. I had the dealer change the CVT fluid in my toyota corolla. 6. I bet no one has a torque wrench that reads that low anyway. Upon more research and a good look at Toyota Tech EU website here is what I found. Refill till it drips out slowly. It’s important to change your transmission fluid, but the type of transmission you have affects your ideal changing interval. I'm having mine dine next week, been quoted £115 by Steven Eagell in Bishops Stortford. There doesn't seem to be any official Toyota Service Intervals for the CVT gearbox and I think a lot of people assume that they are therefore sealed for life. Pkahir12 and TundraTss like this. The drain plug has a plastic tube inside. On the average, automatic transmissions will need a fluid change every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. You may have heard that you should be changing the oil in your vehicle every 3 months of 3,000 miles. 5. So when you pour Oil in with the plastic fitted, it will fill to a predetermined level. If you have automatic, you can typically boost that range up to 60,000 to 100,000 miles. The inner plastic tube needs to be tightened to 0.8nm (7 pounds per square INCH, not foot.) There is no recommended service interval for the CVT Oil.Although you can if you wish have the Oil changed just ensure that the correct Toyota only CVT fluid is used ( Toyota CVT fluid FE type - part # 08886-81390, qty 5lt ) also note that changing the Oil is a Toyota only job as is must completed with the use of Toyota's diagnostic equipment to prevent damage to the CVT box. It was regularly maintained at the dealer. You can tell the type you have based on the plastic tube. Mind you have done 130,000 in it now. My IQ2 CVT has its 5th year service in April. I was recently getting the good old whine from mine and got Toyota to change the Oil. × Just called Toyota dealer who's doing the service,  quoted £115 for change of transmission fluid, which I'll be investing in. The official Toyota website can be found at https://www.toyota.co.uk. ), Out of curiosity what's the special device? Probably means an Oil pump with a swan neck filler. Starting in the 2013 model year for 6-cylinder and hybrid models, Toyota specify a 10,000 mile oil change interval. Once I changed the CVT fluid the noise completely disappeared. Just a suggestion. 2 Without DPF catalytic converter: Replace both the engine oil and oil filter even when the maintenance reminder does not appear, after 24 months have passed, or when you have driven over 30,000km (18,000 miles) since the last oil change. Torque Converter replacement: add an extra 0.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. When I bought my iQ at 36k miles the CVT gearbox was whiny when high load was put on it; such as full acceleration to motorway speed. If it's too hot you have to let it cool down, if it's too cold the wrong fluid level will be displayed. April 12, 2017 in IQ Club. There’s a concern about the longevity of these transmissions due to some past issues in some models of Jeep and Nissan. Transmission Toyota CVT-TC Oil for Axio with CVT transmission (40k KM recommended drain interval) Engine Oil Use 5W30/10W30/0W20/5W40 Oil (API SN/SM) Filters OEM Oil/Air filter from Toyota Capital I-9, change interval: 10k KM Throttle Body Get it cleaned if its dirty (it probably will be) Every 20-30k KM It’s worth noting that intervals for changing transmission fluid vary widely. Once filled you can put back both the drain and fill plugs. Part number is 08886-02505. It is prudent to remove 'fill plug' first before drain plug! Powered by Invision Community, DISCLAIMER: Toyota Owners Club is an independent Toyota forum for owners of Toyota vehicles. The cure is adding transmission fluid, 3/4 to 1 Qt.   Your previous content has been restored. When I collected the car he said I'd had a result as the Oil alone cost £81 + vat. It varies by age, mileage, useage & market. If nothing comes out top up more fluid. The fluid needed for our CVT equipped cars is the Genuine Toyota CVT FE fluid. Usually needs to be 35-40 degrees Celsius. There is truth and logic to both sides of the oil change debate, however, neither one is … If you have any more finesse in making this particular job even more successful please share. Now I know NOT to mess with doing a "simple" fluid change on the tranny. × Thanks, I was able to get a little in there and then took the iQ to my mechanic (who is just down the street). I find it odd that the inner tube needs torqued as it comes to a complete stop once screwed completely in with releative ease. New CVT gearbox with original Torque Converter: add an extra 0.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. According to Edmunds.com, however, the first time a pulley slips inside a CVT, the transmission is permanently damaged and needs to be replaced. I don't have repair manual access anymore but you can buy a day access i think. I use 30,000 miles, then 90,000 miles then every 90,000 miles after that. This leaves the owner (and dealer) making up their own interval. Which is pretty much the same torque as slightly snug as you suggested in your first post. The maintenance schedule extends well beyond 100,000 miles with no mention of additional needed maintenance or replacement. Any Toyota dealership can do this. they claim they can only change about half of the fluid at a time even with their equipment. The material contained in the forums is submitted by the general public and is NOT endorsed by Toyota (GB) PLC or the Toyota Owners' Club. Clear editor. Check installation of driver's floor mat. Refit filler plug and nip up only. Then you add a specified amount depending on work done. Toyota tech Europe. 15,000 Miles or 18 Months Interval. Drive shaft removal and replacement: add an extra 0.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. So the Oil will drain upto the height of the plastic tube, if you remove the plastic tube you will completely drain the box. they claim they can only change about half of the fluid at a time even with their equipment. Oil-pan removal and fit (follow this one if you are just draining from the drain plug): add an extra 0.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. If in doubt and you're already balls deep in to doing this job, just make sure you refill with exactly what was removed for safe measure. What is true is that Toyota has no scheduled interval to drain and fill the ATF WS in the transaxle. An electric motor ) when toyota cvt transmission fluid change interval box is hot and under load the Battery and just above the out. Ca n't comment on whether it has solved the occasional winning noise as driven. Particularly, the transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles good look at Toyota Tech EU website is! 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