Scion tC 1G Drivetrain & Power Engine and transmission discussions...
02-16-2011, 10:24 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
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they are not the same size not even close. as far as washers i cannot remember if there is a crush washer on them
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02-16-2011, 10:30 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
there are washers on the drain and fill plugs. Don't not over tighten them. One member was leaking tranny fluid after over tighten the drain plug. sorry i don't know the size.
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02-16-2011, 10:33 PM
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do not need to be changed, and definitely not the same size as the motor oil drain plug
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02-21-2011, 10:02 PM
thanks for the replies. as soon as the weather breaks i'll put your info to use.
04-08-2011, 01:15 AM
an update, and a couple of notes
the drain and fill plugs are both 24mm, and make sure you use a very shallow socket or you will not be able to fit a ratchet on the drain plug.
when you open the drain plug, be prepared for a rush of gear oil. it comes out with a lot of force and flies into the control arm and splashes everywhere.
i filled up with a pump and the fill hole on the side of the tranny to avoid removing the reverse sensor. overall, it was a really easy job.
04-25-2011, 02:06 AM
How much fluid will I need when I do this myself? I'm going to Change it as I dont think it's been done since the car was brand new.
05-10-2011, 06:37 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
You'll need 4 quarts of fluid when filling the transmission. Are you Auto or Manual?....Reason I ask is because I just changed my Auto trans fluid and I had to use a 10mm hex head to unscrew the drain plug....I'm sure its a lot different on a manual. Like the previous post stated, be ready for oil to gush out as soon as turn the drain oil! Also I had to go to the dealer and pick up the WS type transmission fluid because that's what my 07 tC used.
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05-10-2011, 08:27 PM
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