If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. For most vehicles on the road, the interval can range anywhere from 15,000 to 100,000 miles or more. If you can't find the service interval for your particular transmission, you could do a lot worse than to just use this interval as your guide. But that is just my opinion, I have no science saying it is better than every 60,000 miles. This leaves the owner (and dealer) making up their own interval. You can post now and register later. Upload or insert images from URL. Torque Converter replacement: add an extra 0.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. If you have automatic, you can typically boost that range up to 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Made a great deal of difference for about 3 weeks then returned to the whine up hill. 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. Remove filler and drain plug , remove plastic pipe. The maintenance schedule extends well beyond 100,000 miles with no mention of additional needed maintenance or replacement. So you fill till it pours out the filler. I'm hoping that replacing the CVT fluid on the HRV at shorter intervals will reduce the likelihood of a premature failure. You can tell the type you have based on the plastic tube. The inner plastic tube torque is 0.8nm (7lbft). 15,000 Miles or 18 Months Interval. Refit drain plug, just nipped up. On the iQ service schedule the transmission fluid is just inspected at year 4. That is also not just from DIY that changed their ATF, but from new factory filled cars. Depending on the type of work that was done to the vehicle determines how much Oil must be put in to the gearbox. I have a 2013 Toyota (Scion) iQ and seems to have the same CVT sealed tranny as the Toyota in Europe does. Mind you have done 130,000 in it now. Thanks, I was able to get a little in there and then took the iQ to my mechanic (who is just down the street). It will tell you to fill more if you have a new box or replaced a components compared to an Oil change. I agree the fluid should be changed at regular intervals, Oil analysis shows these boxes will deteriorate with factory filled fluid over time. When I collected the car he said I'd had a result as the Oil alone cost £81 + vat. So paying him $180 doesn't seem too bad. Below is a list of car brands and models along with the suggested CVT fluid change schedule. So the Oil will drain upto the height of the plastic tube, if you remove the plastic tube you will completely drain the box. Refill till it drips out slowly. ***NOTE*** If you do this yourself the car needs to be level and the fluid going in needs to be the same temp as the fluid coming out.below is the scotty kilmer video showing how he does it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfwXt1u_YxgAnother good change videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTtVi5NjrsgThis is a technical video explaining how the mechanics fill and check the level.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNcecuGzTDg\u0026feature=youtu.be Then the change intervals will be less, particularly, the transmission fluid. Pkahir12 and TundraTss like this. If nothing comes out top up more fluid. It turned out to be a common problem and I remember reading that it issue could've been avoided by replacing the transmission fluid at shorter intervals than Honda recommended. 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. CVT fluid certainly wears out over time. Check installation of driver's floor mat. April 12, 2017 in IQ Club. I was recently getting the good old whine from mine and got Toyota to change the Oil. 6. *10,000 miles or 12 months for synthetic oil. If you mean the CVT transmission, the answer is no. INTERMEDIATE SERVICE. Changing the CVT Transmission Fluid on a 2014 Toyota Corolla. It is to the left of the Battery and just above the air filter housing. It will give you the manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid change interval for your specific vehicle. Clear editor. I use 30,000 miles, then 90,000 miles then every 90,000 miles after that. Just a suggestion. 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. You stick that up the drain plug / level tube and pump away until it flows out again. The only other system toyota use is the filler plug at the correct level. If you want the fluid changed you'll need to ask them to do it. You can get generic ally washers online for about 50p. I had the dealer change the CVT fluid in my toyota corolla. Usually needs to be 35-40 degrees Celsius. Do not tighten this with much force, just only very slightly snug. Once filled you can put back both the drain and fill plugs. 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. Replace drain plug gasket. - I would like to read it. Given the whine I was experiencing with my car I decided to change the CVT fluid myself. A CVT (continuously variable transmission) is a single-speed transmission that works like an automatic shifter for seamless shifting through a range of gear ratios, unlike other mechanical shifters that offer access to a fixed number of gear ratios. Inspect cabin air filter (if applicable) p.s. Toyota Owners Club The fluid was very dirty and was far from the transparent red wine colour is started its life as. This is on most hybrids and most manual boxes. Just called Toyota dealer who's doing the service,  quoted £115 for change of transmission fluid, which I'll be investing in. The drain plug has a plastic tube inside. What is true is that Toyota has no scheduled interval to drain and fill the ATF WS in the transaxle. @Heidfirst, I had an MMT 2008 corolla that I sold earlier last month. 2. It is intended to be a "lifetime fluid", for whatever that means. For some cars and trucks, it can range from as little as 30,000 miles to more than 100,000 miles. × 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. 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. 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. (Updated video 2020)Make sure to use only genuine Toyota CVT Fluid. 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 removed the fluid will drain. 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. Sorry the translation is very bad, so I want to change the fluid of my CVT transmission on my IQ3 Racer. Refit plastic pipe and torque it, measure how much was drained.   You cannot paste images directly. The oil change interval for CVT transmissions varies for each automaker. 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. 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. Yes, this style filling of no dipstick is even a problem from Toyota apparently. Refit filler plug and nip up only. The fluid needed for our CVT equipped cars is the Genuine Toyota CVT FE fluid. they claim they can only change about half of the fluid at a time even with their equipment. The maintenance guide reflects this but is not required as per Toyota. I bet no one has a torque wrench that reads that low anyway. Tightening by guessing effects both initial refill and final level check. If it's too hot you have to let it cool down, if it's too cold the wrong fluid level will be displayed. 2014 Toyota Corolla ECO 4dr Sedan CVT (SE) Trim Info: Front Wheel Drive, Sedan, Compact Cars 30 (Est) mpg city / 42 (Est) mpg hwy Other Trims. Then you add a specified amount depending on work done. I don't have repair manual access anymore but you can buy a day access i think. When I bought my iQ at 36k miles the CVT gearbox was whiny when high load was put on it; such as full acceleration to motorway speed. New CVT gearbox with original Torque Converter: add an extra 0.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. Part number is 08886-02505. Drive shaft removal and replacement: add an extra 0.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. The fluid needs to get up to temp to be checked also and to assume they were filled correctly from factory is wrong so the correct method from the online repair manual is needed. Dec 5, 2017 at 12:56 PM #3 #3. The low end for an automatic transmission fluid change interval is around 30,000 miles (a little under 50,000 km). 4. Anyone know garage in london who can change transmision fluid for my IQ ? 1. Changing the fluid is not a simple task, and Toyota CT fluid should be used. This was true at one time, but the advancements in engine technology have made these intervals outdated. 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. When refilling and the Oil starts to trickle out of the inner plastic tube (which should be tightened to 0.8nm/7lbft) put back the drain plug and tighten to rated torque. Jeep uses completely different fluid for the conventional transmission versus the CVT transmission. 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. It can be done by shorting pins out in the eobd port and cycling through P,N,D. When up to temp, remove drain plug and let excess flow out to a drip. Run car and cycle through all gear selections to get up to temp. It’s important to change your transmission fluid, but the type of transmission you have affects your ideal changing interval. I sometimes get the whine noise (which sounds like an electric motor) when the box is hot and under load. The transmission fluid is inspected at 4 year service but as already mentioned on here there is no replacement in service schedule. New CVT gearbox with new Torque Converter: add an extra 1.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. 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 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. Torque Converter Removal and Refit: add an extra 0.4 litres of CVT fluid after initial refilling. Given the whine I was experiencing with my car I decided to change the CVT fluid myself. When changing the engine coolant you need to be careful to bleed the air out of the system. Now I know NOT to mess with doing a "simple" fluid change on the tranny. ), Out of curiosity what's the special device? You'll see it. Toyota tech Europe. (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. Now, Toyota recommends that owners change the oil in their vehicles every 6 months or 5,000 miles, whichever interval occurs first. As said earlier, it costs £115 by Toyota. 1Diesel engine: High strength belt, only use Toyota genuine part or equivalent belt when replacing. Coolant - the general conscensus again is to change the engine coolant and the inverter coolant every 50,000 miles. Which is pretty much the same torque as slightly snug as you suggested in your first post. It is a quick step by step procedure of how I managed to change transmission fluid on my hybrid Toyota Camry 2007 model. If you drive manual, most manufacturers will recommend changing your transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. #2 jdcollins5, Dec 21, 2011 ElectricCarFan and ramdulari like this. I will update my info. Powered by Invision Community, DISCLAIMER: Toyota Owners Club is an independent Toyota forum for owners of Toyota vehicles. Display as a link instead, × It is prudent to remove 'fill plug' first before drain plug! Oil Service. Kuneha, Once I changed the CVT fluid the noise completely disappeared. The inner plastic tube needs to be tightened to 0.8nm (7 pounds per square INCH, not foot.) Refit both filler and drain plugs with new washers and torque up. Any Toyota dealership can do this. The fluid needed for our CVT equipped cars is the Genuine Toyota CVT FE fluid. The official Toyota website can be found at https://www.toyota.co.uk. There is truth and logic to both sides of the oil change debate, however, neither one is … It was regularly maintained at the dealer. From memory the CVTs with pipe are all similar. I've attached pic of invoice showing the job and will report back once I've driven it a few days. Paste as plain text instead, × Eg. You can order the fluid from Toyota Parts with this number. Once drained insert the inner plastic tube back in and screw it in slowly until it comes to a stop. One thing I will say is that the dealer misquoted me with £115 for the fluid change. After that is when you add the amount required depending on why you are filling it. My IQ2 CVT has its 5th year service in April. So when you pour Oil in with the plastic fitted, it will fill to a predetermined level. It’s worth noting that intervals for changing transmission fluid vary widely. Not needed though if you have a filler plug on the top which, you say you have.   Your link has been automatically embedded. Upon more research and a good look at Toyota Tech EU website here is what I found. You may have heard that you should be changing the oil in your vehicle every 3 months of 3,000 miles. Probably means an Oil pump with a swan neck filler. (I researched it and it's about $400). Do you own this car? Leave the drain plug off and remove the fill plug from the top. 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.). There’s a concern about the longevity of these transmissions due to some past issues in some models of Jeep and Nissan. By 2 Without DPF catalytic converter: Replace both the engine oil and oil filter even when the maintenance reminder does not appear, after 24 months have passed, or when you have driven over 30,000km (18,000 miles) since the last oil change. Check for open campaigns/recalls. Nissan recommends fluid changes every 15,000 miles. of ATF. On the average, automatic transmissions will need a fluid change every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. With genuine fluid from Toyota. 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. If you have any more finesse in making this particular job even more successful please share. 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. in another post you say that you have a 2016 Corolla, your profile photo tends to agree with that yet your profile says 2008? You should check locally. I had the dealer change the CVT fluid in my toyota corolla. Do you have the repair manual demonstrating the fluid change? Can't comment on whether it has solved the occasional winning noise  as just driven back from dealers. I'm having mine dine next week, been quoted £115 by Steven Eagell in Bishops Stortford. The other plugs can just be tightened enough to crush the washers. I got exactly same problem as you , (strange noise like electric motor) can you text here please if that noise gone after replacing transmission fluid. 3. The club is not part of Toyota nor affiliated with or endorsed by Toyota in any way. kenomouth64, Dec 5, 2017 #2. 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? 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. The inner plastic tube needs to be screwed out with a similar sized allen head key as it is threaded the same as the drain plug. Any idea how often the Oil needs to be changed? CARspec continues to recommend a 5,000 mile oil change interval (severe service interval) due to the cold weather. I found the drain plug underneath and the fill plug up on the top. It is 0.6lbft.   Pasted as rich text. Here i would just add the remaining amount of what you measured. Who knows how much fluid I have to buy? ... Mobil1 in the engine, Toyota coolant and trans fluid, Lucas full synthetic in the diffs and transfer case. The cure is adding transmission fluid, 3/4 to 1 Qt. Replace engine oil and oil filter*. Inspect engine air filter. Thanks. Starting in the 2013 model year for 6-cylinder and hybrid models, Toyota specify a 10,000 mile oil change interval. It is a sealed unit, and Toyota specifies the fluid be diagnosed at a certain interval by the dealer, using some type of sensor. It varies by age, mileage, useage & market.   Your previous content has been restored. No change of fluid appears on service schedule. 5. Transmission Toyota CVT-TC Oil for Axio with CVT transmission (40k KM recommended drain interval) Engine Oil Use 5W30/10W30/0W20/5W40 Oil (API SN/SM) Filters OEM Oil/Air filter from Toyota Capital I-9, change interval: 10k KM Throttle Body Get it cleaned if its dirty (it probably will be) Every 20-30k KM × I find it odd that the inner tube needs torqued as it comes to a complete stop once screwed completely in with releative ease. Had my IQ2 serviced this week and CVT transmission fluid changed. they claim they can only change about half of the fluid at a time even with their equipment. It is a T55. Not sure on torque on drain tube as i don't have manual with me but it's extremely low. The most important aspect of servicing the transmission is to use the correct fluid. It should be changed much sooner than automatic or manual transmission oil. 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