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2.5 trans fluid check mode

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Tsm503, Jan 24, 2023 at 7:23 PM.

  1. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:23 PM
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    Tsm503

    Tsm503 [OP] Did someone say BBQ?

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    Got the wire in the OBD2 but not blinking for fluid check mode

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  2. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:26 PM
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    I'm not familiar with what you are trying to do but I am curious.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:28 PM
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    Tsm503 [OP] Did someone say BBQ?

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    Trying to put the tundra in transmission fluid level check mode to check transmission fluid level
     
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  4. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:33 PM
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    Maybe try the method that @2020Platinum provided during the transmission cooler install...

    https://youtu.be/5DLkja6vXvc
     
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    The is a procedure that has to be done, its just not put the jumper in. My take on this is, Drain out the pan, measure what you took out, and put the same back in. Usually 4 quarts. No sense in making your life hard.
     
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    Yeah I did that with the trans cooler install but wanted to try the “Toyota Approved” method. I’m told that it puts it into a lower idle for a more accurate level check. I dunno wanted to give it a shot
     
  7. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:36 PM
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    It's out there. Toyota actually has instructions on doing it this way.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:37 PM
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    Yeah I know that, but wanted to figure out what’s the deal with not even getting past this point
     
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    Did you do the procedure? I believe you have to shift from N to D back and forth till the D lights up then put it back in park, then sometime else. Something to that effect.
     
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    I’ve read and watch videos on it, just not sure what up.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:40 PM
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    Yup did that as well, with no avail
     
  12. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:40 PM
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    Never mind my last question then.
     
  13. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:42 PM
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    Maybe the jumper was in the wrong place or not far enough in to make contact. I did this before but can't remember on what vehicle. It worked out perfect.
     
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    A scan gauge work also and is good for monitoring engine data. You should look into one.
     
  15. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:44 PM
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    Well if I can’t figure it out tonight I may just stick to the ScaneGauge temps from now. Just trying to do my best to stick to the “Toyota Method”. Thanks for the input though
     
  16. Jan 24, 2023 at 7:46 PM
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    Yup got her right here

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    I monitored the on-board data to watch the temp and it worked perfect. Coincidentally I shot the pan with an infrared and it was only a couple degrees cooler than the OBD reading so I think that would work in a pinch.
     
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  18. Jan 25, 2023 at 8:54 AM
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    This is good to know. I saw a few posts saying the infrared thermometer method was completely inaccurate-which I didn't believe. Good to know it's only a couple of degrees difference. Not enough to warrant the hassle of jumping the obd port and going through the procedure.
     

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