Toyota Corolla 1970-1987 Repair Guide

Fluid Pan And Filter

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REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION



  1. Remove the transmission drain plug, if so equipped. Drain the fluid from the transmission.
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  3. Unfasten the pan securing bolts. Carefully lower the pan to the ground.
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  5. Remove the oil strainer (filter) attaching bolts and carefully remove the strainer. The strainer will also contain some fluid.
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  7. Discard the strainer or filter. Remove the gasket from the pan and discard it.
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  9. Drain the remainder of the fluid from the oil pan and wipe the pan clean with a lint-free rag. With a gasket scraper, remove any old gasket material from the flanges of the oil pan and the transmission.
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There may be one magnet on the bottom of the pan. This magnet was installed by the manufacturer at the time the transmission was assembled. The magnet functions to collect metal chips and filings from clutch plates, bushings and bearings that accumulate during the normal break-in process that a new transmission experiences. Clean the magnet and reinstall it. This can be useful tool for determining transmission component wear, but more importantly they help to keep the fluid clean

To install:
  1. Install the new oil strainer or filter. Install and tighten the retaining bolts in their proper locations.
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  3. Install the new gasket onto the oil pan making sure that the holes in the gasket are aligned evenly with those of the pan. Position the magnets so that they will not interfere with the oil tubes.
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  5. Raise the pan and gasket into position on the transmission, then install the retaining bolts. Torque the retaining bolts in a criss-cross pattern to 4-6 ft. lbs. (5-8 Nm) on all transmission except A-40. On the A-40 type transmission torque retaining bolts to 17-20 ft. lbs. (23-27 Nm).
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  7. Install and tighten the drain plug.
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  9. Fluid is added only through the dipstick tube. Use the proper type of fluid for your automatic transmission. For more information on filling the transmission, please refer to General Information & Maintenance of this manual. If you are unsure what type of fluid to use, consult your owner's manual.
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Do not overfill the transmission. Do not race the engine when adding fluid

  1. Replace the dipstick after filling. Start the engine and allow it to idle.
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  3. After the engine has idled for a few minutes, shift the transmission slowly through the gears and then return it to P . With the engine still idling, check the fluid level on the dipstick. If necessary, add more fluid to raise the level to full.
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Before recycling the used fluid, check the color of the fluid. It should always be bright in color. It if is discolored (brown or black), or smells burnt, serious transmission troubles, possibly due to overheating, should be suspected. The transmission should be inspected to locate the cause of the burnt fluid

 
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