I DRAINED TRANSMISSION FLUID BY MISTAKE, HOW DO I REFILL IT?

  • Tiny
  • Rocco
  • 2006 Toyota Tundra
  • 156,000 miles

Had my kid brother change my oil in my 06 toyota tundra, and by mistake he drained the transmission fluid and got he got it in back quick. I would guess he let out about 8 to 12 oz in the pan. The fill plug was so tight I could not get it out. Will this hurt the transmission running that low?

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 AT 11:17 PM

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  • rasmataz
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Open it up and fill it while engine is idling for 10mins to the full mark-

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 AT 11:28 PM
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  • Rocco
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I cant get the 15/16 bolt out of the fill hole? Is there another way to fill it?

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 AT 11:47 PM
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  • rasmataz
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Go thru the tranny dipstick-make sure you replace the amount missing

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 AT 11:52 PM
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  • Rocco
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There is no tranny dipstick?

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 AT 11:56 PM
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  • rasmataz
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You gonna have to open the fill plug -you sure you turning it the right way

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 AT 11:57 PM
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  • Rocco
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Lol. Ya I am sure the problem is now its almost stripped, wait its not reversed threads is it?

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 12:00 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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This engine uses ATF WS standard and you cannot use other substitutes.

The diagram shows the refill plug. Run engine to operating temperature and remove the overflow plug. It should have a minimal amount of fluid in it, about 3 cc. Use the refill plug to fill in fluids till it overflows from the overflow plug and reinstall the overflow plug and refillplug.

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 5:57 PM

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