1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Total Transmission flush cost

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Yoturmotor, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. Oct 29, 2018 at 10:01 AM
    #1
    Yoturmotor

    Yoturmotor [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2018
    Member:
    #12899
    Messages:
    188
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Suffolk, VA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Double Cab, 5.7L Tundra
    My Tunny just hit the 100k mile mark and I wanted to start getting some fluids replaced on the truck to keep up with everything. My Toyota service center in Virginia, which ive taken my truck to for some good $$$$ repairs, told me that a total fluid flush for the Tundra would be $305.95. I asked about just a simple drop and refill and I was told it would be much more because of the cost of dropping the pan. Something doesn't seem right because I would have assumed a drop and refill would be cheaper because your replacing less fluid and im assuming you do not have to wait for the trans fluid to warm up compared to the fluid flush, you have to drop off so they can get it to the right temp. I also did some research on the forum stating that a total fluid flush could lead to some issues..

    Anybody have any opinions?

    Thanks
     
  2. Oct 29, 2018 at 10:13 AM
    #2
    Stumpjumper

    Stumpjumper New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2016
    Member:
    #4546
    Messages:
    2,711
    Gender:
    Male
    Fate, Tx
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tundra TSS 4x4
    If yours does not have a dipstick then just do a drain and fill. No sense in dropping the pan. I think a drain and fill is still going cost $200
     
    TexasTundra27 likes this.
  3. Oct 29, 2018 at 10:16 AM
    #3
    Trooper2

    Trooper2 Premium Lone Star Member / SSEM #13

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2018
    Member:
    #12738
    Messages:
    6,467
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JR
    Houston, TX (Suburban South)
    Vehicle:
    2007 Tundra 5.7 L Double Cab TRD 2WD
    TSS 20's with Hankook Dynapro ATs, N Fab 3 Hoop Nerf Bars, TRD Wheel Locks, Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX, Masters Tailgate Replacement Latch with Camera, 1" Maxtrac Shackles, LED Interiors/Brake/Reverse/Cargo/Fog Bulbs, Fumoto Drain Valve, Toyota Aluminium Oil Filter Housing, TRD Shift Knob, Courtesy Door Projector LEDs with Toyota Emblem, Console Tray and Lower Divider.
    Drain and refill recommended every 60k. should cost $100-200, upper end if refillng with synthetic.
     
    NewImprovedRon and Black Wolf like this.
  4. Oct 29, 2018 at 10:17 AM
    #4
    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2014
    Member:
    #378
    Messages:
    35,442
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Aurora CO
    Vehicle:
    2014 Blaaaaack, 5.7L DC Limited TRD 4X4
    Zone UCA's, Fat Bob's Vated, Pro Form Fab shackles, Patagonia M/T's, Ranch Hand Grill Guard, RC steps, SDHQ AIP relocation kit, RetraxONE MX, Jomax ABS armor
    Yep. I think that's what the dealer prefers/recommends too.
     
    NewImprovedRon likes this.
  5. Oct 29, 2018 at 10:35 AM
    #5
    TexasTundra27

    TexasTundra27 Moby Dick

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2017
    Member:
    #6561
    Messages:
    385
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tundra CM 4x4 5.7
    Icon stage 3, Icon billet UCAs, 5.29s, ARB lockers F+R, Coachbuilder +2s and shims, Rago fab ditch light brackets and bed stiffeners, Rago Fabrication sliders, ARE camper, 17x9 XDs and 37/12.5/17 stt pros, DT long tubes, xpipe with dual magnaflows, Full skids, TrailToys front and rear bumpers
    I did mine not long ago, they did not do a flush and did not drop the pan but it was right at $200 for the tranny, and $50 for each diff and I think another $50 for the transfer case
     
    Black Wolf likes this.
  6. Oct 29, 2018 at 12:34 PM
    #6
    Trikerider

    Trikerider New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2018
    Member:
    #12086
    Messages:
    88
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 Limited CM
    When I was at dealer for complimentary oil change on wifes Highlander I asked about the transmission service on my 2015 Tundra with 68,XXX miles. The service rep told me they recommend changing between 85,000 and 100,000 miles and they do a fluid 'exchange' replacing all fluid and adding a conditioner. I asked if they hook up to the transmission cooler lines to perform the exchange and he confirmed. Price quoted was $265. I plan to do around 75,000 as I have a weird shift occasionally.

    And now to hijack the thread, can anyone offer a better option that the WS fluid? Not real worried if the WS fluid goes back in but it is not typically well regarded fluid on the forums.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2018 at 12:55 PM
    #7
    Trooper2

    Trooper2 Premium Lone Star Member / SSEM #13

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2018
    Member:
    #12738
    Messages:
    6,467
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JR
    Houston, TX (Suburban South)
    Vehicle:
    2007 Tundra 5.7 L Double Cab TRD 2WD
    TSS 20's with Hankook Dynapro ATs, N Fab 3 Hoop Nerf Bars, TRD Wheel Locks, Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX, Masters Tailgate Replacement Latch with Camera, 1" Maxtrac Shackles, LED Interiors/Brake/Reverse/Cargo/Fog Bulbs, Fumoto Drain Valve, Toyota Aluminium Oil Filter Housing, TRD Shift Knob, Courtesy Door Projector LEDs with Toyota Emblem, Console Tray and Lower Divider.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...a-ws-atf-automaitc-transmission-fluid.373083/

    Hear many go with Amsoil.

    Also, discussed on other threads, but thought manual recommends drain and fill, never a flush. Some think a flush can disturb things a drain and fill will not. Quoting another member " You flush a toilet, not a transmission"......
     
  8. Oct 29, 2018 at 1:20 PM
    #8
    Ace402

    Ace402 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2018
    Member:
    #14679
    Messages:
    389
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tundra 4x4 SR5
    ADS 2.5 RR front and rear. MCM UCA & Shackles
    I used Amsoil on my wife's 2006 4Runner and full synthetic Valvoline Max Life on my Tundra. No issues with either. Dont do a drain and fill. Just "exchange" all of it. It takes longer to do the set up than to swap fluid once set up.
     
  9. Oct 29, 2018 at 1:22 PM
    #9
    Ace402

    Ace402 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2018
    Member:
    #14679
    Messages:
    389
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tundra 4x4 SR5
    ADS 2.5 RR front and rear. MCM UCA & Shackles
    There are a few different write ups. Google Tundra, Tacoma, 4Runner transmission flush/replacement
     
  10. Oct 30, 2018 at 7:25 PM
    #10
    Bmxrider1331

    Bmxrider1331 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2018
    Member:
    #20778
    Messages:
    147
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brendan
    NEW JERSEY
    Vehicle:
    2013 tundra 4x4 4.6....
    3 inch toytec eibach kit on 35s
    I get a weird harder shift taking off going into second. Al's obvious when it's cold it shifts a little hard but not worries. How are our trannys anyway?any failures?
     
  11. Oct 30, 2018 at 7:39 PM
    #11
    Dabutcher

    Dabutcher New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2017
    Member:
    #9359
    Messages:
    652
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    D
    Twin Cities
    Vehicle:
    2008 Nautical Blue Tundra SR5 CM 4x4 Beauty
    Toytec Boss coilover, Ray10’s ,Ridge Grapplers,Bilstein 5100,BAM 8”,TRD sway,
    Toyota dealer up here told me it never needs to be replaced unless there is a problem. Another Toyota dealer said the same. Lexus dealer said they could do it for $255.00. I will probly go with them. Good luck. D
     
  12. Oct 31, 2018 at 3:28 PM
    #12
    SA183

    SA183 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2018
    Member:
    #21176
    Messages:
    12
    1. Find transmission cooler thermostat and pin the button shut by pressing the button with a screwdriver and keeping it pinned by threading a small paperclip thru the holes
    2. Loosen fill bolt, all fasteners for the pan, drain bolt, and overfill plug.
    3. Open drain bolt just like you would for an oil change. Around 4 quarts should come out. Put plug back on.
    4. remove all fasteners for the pan and drop pan. You may need to pry the pan off if its stuck. Be careful not to damage gasket if you're prying pan off and wanting to re-use gasket. Another 1/2 quart or so should be in pan.
    5. Spray inside of pan with brake clean and be sure to clean the magnets.
    6. replace filter if desired
    7.put pan back on.
    8. Refill with transmission fluid (only use Toyota WS ATF) via the fill hole. Use a similar quantity as what drained out + what was remaining in the pan when you dropped it. A small hand pump can help a lot with this.
    9. Find the OBD2 port. use a paperclip and stick one end in the fourth terminal and one end in the 13th terminal.
    10. Turn on vehicle. lights should flash all over your dash.
    11. Move your shifter from D to N about once per second until the D light stays on when you go back to N.
    12. Once it stays on, shift into park. If D light disappears, the fluid is too cold. If it flashes, fluid is too warm. If its just right, D light will stay on and you know the fluid is the correct temp.
    13. Once the fluid is the correct temp, undo the overfill bolt and let any excess fluid drain until the flow slows to a dribble. When that happens put the drain bolt back on. You have the correct level of fluid now.
    14. turn off vehicle and remove paperclips from the thermostat and OBD2 port.


    Repeat this process 1 or 2 more times over the next couple weeks for a solid fluid change.
     
    Rocko9999, Vladdroid and Bmxrider1331 like this.
  13. Nov 13, 2018 at 5:48 AM
    #13
    SgtBaxter

    SgtBaxter New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2018
    Member:
    #21601
    Messages:
    5
    Gender:
    Male
    My manual states the transmission is sealed and the fluid is good for the life of the vehicle, but if you use the truck for towing you should have it checked and replaced if necessary.
     
  14. Nov 13, 2018 at 5:54 AM
    #14
    teedubbya

    teedubbya I like fat booty

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2018
    Member:
    #13898
    Messages:
    750
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin TX
    Vehicle:
    2019 trd pro voodoo 4runner
    You’ll hear all sorts of things when it comes to the transmission and fluid.

    My opinion: you replace every other fluid in the vehicle, why wouldn’t you replace the transmission fluid?
    Rumor is 100k and under full flush is recommended - higher mileage, pan drain and refill. Just speculation that contaminates can break loose and cause issues. I don’t really believe it.

    I’d have to pull out my receipt, but Toyota dealer did it earlier this year for 2 something if I remember correctly. Wasn’t bad considering 12qts of fluid was the majority of the cost.

    Just make sure you have an invoice with 12qts of fluid listed. If you don’t, they didn’t do a flush.
     
  15. Nov 13, 2018 at 1:56 PM
    #15
    MajorC

    MajorC New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2018
    Member:
    #20278
    Messages:
    26
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Major
    Vehicle:
    2007 Tundra SR5
     
  16. Sep 14, 2021 at 8:34 PM
    #16
    NueveTundra

    NueveTundra Internet Certified Forum Mechanic

    Joined:
    May 24, 2020
    Member:
    #47031
    Messages:
    236
    Gender:
    Male
    Planet Earth
    Vehicle:
    07, Black Tundra SR5 CrewMax
    Exterior: Toytec ultimate 3" lift level , GoodYear helper air bags , DayStar air bag cradles, AcanII smoked headlights, AcanII smoke Tail lights (2.5 gen style), DV8 front winch bumper , Badlands 12k winch , White AUTMATCH Shackles 3/4" D Ring Shackle, White AutoBots winch hook, Trail Ridge mirrors , 20x9 Creeps rims , 33x12.50r20 RoadOnes , Black Hart cross drilled n slotted rotors , Rigid flood flush mounts rear bumper , WeatherTec rain guards , OEM black side badges , Rigid Amber Radiance Pods. Energy Suspension Red Rack and Pinion Bushings, EAG front mesh Grille, RCI HighLift bed mounts. Rough Country DS2 Steps, A.R.E OverLand Canopy with Ascend basket, Stickers: ToyTec lifts windshield banner, Red Strange Music window sticker(back cab), White Strange Music sticker(back canopy), White Rigid sticker x2 (canopy sides), white Official BigFoot Research Team (Back Canopy) Interior: Alpine double din touch iLX-650 , JL C5-653's (front) JL C1-650x (rear) , JL JX400 4 channel amp , JL JX500 mono amp , 2 JL 12" subs , WeatherTec floor mats, Kenwood F/R Dash Cams, Under the Hood: Koyo all aluminum radiator, Mishimoto red silicon hoses , XS Power 3000 amp battery , LAlectric 300 amp Alternator , K&N replacement filter. Online LED store accessories Fuse/relay box. unknown Cat-Back exhaust.
    https://youtu.be/kkrSZ26uKm8 , Just cause I found this tread and was watching video it roughly starts at 6 minutes , first 6 minutes is years of service , AMS oil plug and then Toyota service info after that the work begins. but this 1.) answer the question of why its so much 2.) show you how to do it if you want to attempt it.
     
  17. Sep 15, 2021 at 10:41 AM
    #17
    07DCLimited

    07DCLimited New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2021
    Member:
    #65387
    Messages:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    I had my pan dropped at the end of July, along with a new strainer and complete flush. I've drained and filled my transmission many times since new, but it was definitely worth it to clean out sludge in the bottom of the pan (there was bit) and clean off the pan magnets. Just be sure to use a new gasket, as I think they're single use only.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top