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. Given the whine I was experiencing with my car I decided to change the CVT fluid myself. If you have any more finesse in making this particular job even more successful please share. 1. It’s worth noting that intervals for changing transmission fluid vary widely. Tightening by guessing effects both initial refill and final level check. I had the dealer change the CVT fluid in my toyota corolla. If it's too hot you have to let it cool down, if it's too cold the wrong fluid level will be displayed. Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) fluid after 60,000 miles in 2016 Toyota Corolla S The club is not part of Toyota nor affiliated with or endorsed by Toyota in any way. Any Toyota dealership can do this. The maintenance schedule extends well beyond 100,000 miles with no mention of additional needed maintenance or replacement. Just a suggestion. I normally check if the oil is clean, and the car has done ~50k since last change, I would replace just the fluid. 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. 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. 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. According to Edmunds.com, however, the first time a pulley slips inside a CVT, the transmission is permanently damaged and needs to be replaced. Once drained insert the inner plastic tube back in and screw it in slowly until it comes to a stop. If nothing comes out top up more fluid. Any idea how often the Oil needs to be changed? Quote; Post by 2016 Versa » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:43 pm . 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. Upload or insert images from URL. There is truth and logic to both sides of the oil change debate, however, neither one is … You can post now and register later. April 12, 2017 in IQ Club. 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. Your mechanic drains the transmission fluid, replaces the filter, then refills the transmission with fresh, new fluid. If you want the fluid changed you'll need to ask them to do it. (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. Toyota Owners Club So you fill till it pours out the filler. Do not tighten this with much force, just only very slightly snug. You stick that up the drain plug / level tube and pump away until it flows out again. According to the Warranty and Maintenance Guide (click here to view), there is no specific interval to change the transmission fluid. I will update my info. 29/12/2020 5:38 pm. 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. 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. 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. CARspec is happy to perform 5,000 mile service intervals without an oil change, but have found a more frequent interval beneficial to overall longevity. 2. Mind you have done 130,000 in it now. I find it odd that the inner tube needs torqued as it comes to a complete stop once screwed completely in with releative ease.   Your link has been automatically embedded. 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). We'll work diligently to get your Toyota RAV4 back on the road faster with better performance and dependability than ever before! Now I know NOT to mess with doing a "simple" fluid change on the tranny. There's a couple of washers to replace, vs one with an oil change. For most vehicles on the road, the interval can range anywhere from 15,000 to 100,000 miles or more. The official Toyota website can be found at https://www.toyota.co.uk. 6. Had my IQ2 serviced this week and CVT transmission fluid changed. You can get generic ally washers online for about 50p. 4. Yep will be doing that side of it as I look further. 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. For some cars and trucks, it can range from as little as 30,000 miles to more than 100,000 miles. Here i would just add the remaining amount of what you measured. However, NISSAN recommends(not requires) a 60,000 CVT fluid change whereas HONDA(for example) recommends a 30,000 mile CVT fluid change. If the fluid is dark (not normal for CVT), I would do a flush by removing one of the oil cooler lines and running through 8L of fluid. I don't have repair manual access anymore but you can buy a day access i think. Regularly scheduled maintenance is a key component to preserving the life of your Toyota RAV4 SUV, and it also can increase your vehicle's resale value.   You cannot paste images directly. 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? If you drive manual, most manufacturers will recommend changing your transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. The fluid cost is slightly higher than (say) Toyota 0W20 engine oil, But there's no filter change, so basically next to no difference in parts. Drive shaft removal and replacement: add an extra 0.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. Below is a list of car brands and models along with the suggested CVT fluid change schedule. Change the transmission fluid regularly, possibly every 30,000 kilometers.   Pasted as rich text. I sometimes get the whine noise (which sounds like an electric motor) when the box is hot and under load. For my Honda its 60,000km then every 30,000km after that. 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. 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. There are a number of steps involved to do the job correctly, but none of them are hard or technical. 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. p.s. When I collected the car he said I'd had a result as the Oil alone cost £81 + vat. Your email has … Probably means an Oil pump with a swan neck filler. The fluid needed for our CVT equipped cars is the Genuine Toyota CVT FE fluid. Hi Toyota does not really have a recommended schedule as far as I know. The only other system toyota use is the filler plug at the correct level. How has the CVT in everyone's Versa (if equipped with CVT) holding up? Four vehicles (two equipped with AMSOIL CVT Fluid and two with Nissan NS-2 CVT Fluid) were driven 100,000 miles before the transmissions were torn down and inspected. By It varies by age, mileage, useage & market. Our Nissan Murano with a continuously variable transmission has a 90,000 fluid change interval. The inner plastic tube needs to be tightened to 0.8nm (7 pounds per square INCH, not foot.)   Your previous content has been restored. So the Oil will drain upto the height of the plastic tube, if you remove the plastic tube you will completely drain the box. 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.). It is prudent to remove 'fill plug' first before drain plug! If after removing drain plug there is a problem removing fill plug you could be stuffed refilling! I agree the fluid should be changed at regular intervals, Oil analysis shows these boxes will deteriorate with factory filled fluid over time. New CVT gearbox with original Torque Converter: add an extra 0.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. Paste as plain text instead, × The fluid is about $90 for a bottle and a bottle is enough to top it up. - I would like to read it. One thing I will say is that the dealer misquoted me with £115 for the fluid change. It should cost a bit more than an engine oil and filter change. At Toyota of Santa Barbara, our service center is here for you. 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. The manual states: Continuously Variable Transmission fluid capacity: 3.5L(3.7 US qt) at change 7.6L(8.0 US qt) at overhaul That also matches my experience as the fluid still look really dark when I did the second drain. I may keep both of these car at the 30K mile CVT fluid change interval. Made a great deal of difference for about 3 weeks then returned to the whine up hill. 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. You'll see it. 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. No problem and Toyota said 90000km for oil change around $400 then as the special oil is expensive. The chain/belt that transfers power requires clean, fresh oil to function properly. takes about 20mins. 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. I found the drain plug underneath and the fill plug up on the top. If you rank auto maintenance items on a 1-10 scale, with 2 being an oil and filter change, CVT fluid drain and fill is probably a 4, maybe a 5. However, the transmission should be inspected every 30,000 miles (or 36 months) for any leaks. gwad i would want to be running for 90,000km before changing my gearbox fluid, and given only about 1/3-1/2 of the fluid gets changed, some of the fluid could be very very old. After that is when you add the amount required depending on why you are filling it. It can be done by shorting pins out in the eobd port and cycling through P,N,D. ), Out of curiosity what's the special device? (ie everyone you speak to will say different things ...). The oil change interval for CVT transmissions varies for each automaker. Refit plastic pipe and torque it, measure how much was drained. Just called Toyota dealer who's doing the service,  quoted £115 for change of transmission fluid, which I'll be investing in. It should be changed much sooner than automatic or manual transmission oil. Home / Fluid for transmission / Toyota / Yaris. Your expert Toyota Camry service technician may also check and adjust your vehicle's fluid levels and inspect your Camry's brake components. now i'm back to honda. Once filled you can put back both the drain and fill plugs. On the iQ service schedule the transmission fluid is just inspected at year 4. It will tell you to fill more if you have a new box or replaced a components compared to an Oil change. Anyone know garage in london who can change transmision fluid for my IQ ? We have 2 Toyotas with CVT (2003, 2010) and are very happy with them -- no problems at all, and good to drive. 0. I'm having mine dine next week, been quoted £115 by Steven Eagell in Bishops Stortford. Wish, Ipsum, etc. Powered by Invision Community, DISCLAIMER: Toyota Owners Club is an independent Toyota forum for owners of Toyota vehicles. Manual transmissions require fluid changes every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. The transmission fluid change is the tried-and-true process that your owner’s manual specifies when it calls for a transmission service. Kuneha, There’s no harm in changing your fluid early. The other plugs can just be tightened enough to crush the washers. takes about 20mins. I had a Toyota Ractis with CVT. Count me as a skeptic. I was looking through the maintenance guide and it says "Automatic Transmission Fluid. They'll likely say around 80,000ks when the manual says 150,000ks and if you ask the internet they will say 20,000ks. Do you have the repair manual demonstrating the fluid change? I just bought my Versa a week ago and have been researching the CVT and am looking into the future at CVT fluid changes. Toyota CVT 2004-2008 - opinions and service intervals. I've been looking at medium size Toyota cars recently. You should check locally. This is incorrect. I changed the CVT fluid in the Honda Civic in my signature on time at 30,000 miles but did the Altima in my signature early at 50,000 miles. Toyota Lanka should be going by the manufacturer's recommended service intervals. Trouble is you can't get all the oil out. 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. As said earlier, it costs £115 by Toyota. The transmission fluid is inspected at 4 year service but as already mentioned on here there is no replacement in service schedule. @Heidfirst, I had an MMT 2008 corolla that I sold earlier last month. New CVT gearbox with new Torque Converter: add an extra 1.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. Scheduled Camry service may also include an oil change and oil filter replacement. Who knows how much fluid I have to buy? 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. I recall it should be 8 quarts but unsure so I checked the CVT fluid change manual. (if it's new you can flush it but flushing is not recommended for mod high mileage transmissions), Interval ... nobody knows! It is 0.6lbft. So paying him $180 doesn't seem too bad. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Nissan recommends fluid changes every 15,000 miles. Refit drain plug, just nipped up. Usually needs to be 35-40 degrees Celsius. Refit filler plug and nip up only. 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