ATF Fluid change
IDEMITSU atf type M check Ebay about $60 for 10 quarts shipped.
1- Drain pan / 1 gal jug / container
1- 10 MM Socket
1- 8mm Hex Socket
1- 3/4 Socket
1 - Pliers (not shown )
1- 4 to 6 feet of clear 3/8th
Remove splash guard under car.
There will be 7- 10 MM BOLTS
Locate the drain plug on the transmission pan.
This is on the drivers side.
Remove trans pan drain plug,careful not to loose the metal washer as you remove the bolt.
you'll use a 8MM HEX KEY/socket to remove the bolt. Next drain about 3.4qts old fluid from the pan. Replace drain plug and washer.
Add 3.4qts new fluid via transmission dipstick. Do it very slowly so it doesn't spill.
Next,Disconnect outflow hose of stock transmission cooler The Trans cooler is the small tuna-can looking thing under your car in front of the transmission. It has 2 hoses coming out of it
The connector is the one next to the drivers side of the car .Disconnect the hose and attach a clear hose (3/8th
I.D. Hose) to the metal connector and put the other end into a gallon jug.
Turn on your car, keep e-brake on, push on brake pedal, and put the car into drive/reverse/neutral/park. This will pump trans fluid through your system and out into the jug.. Turn Off car motor and check the jug to see if you have about 3 qts---A gallon jug should be 3/4 full (3qts),
Add 3 more quarts of new fluid via transmission dipstick.
Repeat a 3rd or 4th time- until the fluid being pumped into your gallon jug is fresh, new, red transmission fluid. This means you've pumped out most if not all of the old fluid.
Re-connect your transmission cooler hose, take the car for a drive, and check your transmission fluid level while car is running. Add more ATF if necessary Make sure you cycle through all your gears, including neutral and reverse.
Be sure to recycle your Trans fluid at a Auto parts store like Autozone or Advance. Every city also has a Chemical waste dump area.