That is my plan of action, took the panel off next to the firewall, then tried on the shield on the engine. If discolored, or burnt then you'll have to determine if it needs to change it more frequent, to a few changes. A word of caution, serpentine belts require a specific tension that, if adjustable, require specialized tools to set them. Lefty loosy righty tighty will get them out and back in with the… To change the plugs you should do it one by one, I would recommend you do the easiest ones first. Doing so may cause the driver to mishandle the vehicle and cause an accident, resulting in death or serious injury. You must remove the back seats, because that is where the bolts that hold the struts are accessed. There's no way to remove the transmission fluid from the system if you overfill it without dropping the transmission pan.
Two days before the transmission went out, he wanted to drive the car a long distance for a gig. Bu t remove the neg bat cable then the wires from the alt then the bolts holding it on. These will sometimes have an adjustment on them. That hole should be the right size to fit a ratchet with a cheater bar. Also said they rarely work on manual transmissions any more. You will have to allow the fluid time to trickle through the dipstick tube to obtain an accurate reading.
Less than 115 miles later the engine goes. An oil with a higher viscosity one with a higher value may be better suited if the vehicle is operated at high speeds, or under extreme load conditions. The failure mileage was approximately 62,000. This vehicle has a 5 speed manual transmission. Sound slowly become more pronounced, until it became a worry. If the transmission fluid level in your Corolla is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube.
Get your correct tools in order socket, ratchet and take one plug out at a time, when you get one out and get ready to replace it I would suggest you put a small amount of antiseize on the thread of the plugs. Go to Auto zone, Wal-Mart. Compare the reading on the dipstick to the level indicator at the bottom of the dipstick. You should be changing the automatic transmission filter as well, not just doing the fluid and leaving the old filter in there. I had never had a problem with the car and have maintained it well since I purchased it.
Also I believe the mechanism for the bolt to go through to hold the transmission in place was missing along with the bolt. He has been keeping the transmission for inspection by interested authorities. Stress created by spirited or aggressive driving can shorten the life of the transmission fluid in the transmission. This problem is not consistent meaning it is not always noticed every time I drive, I would maintain that it occurs at least 50% of the time however. No fluid is leaking but essentially, when I try to tighten it eventually loosens so that I can turn it by hand so I tightened it to just until it gives.
Does that sound like the right procedure? After you drain it then you can remove the pan to change the filter. I know there are similar complaints concerning this transmission. The Drain plug is the lower one, and the fill plug is the higher one. I pulled out about 3. A stripped drain plug is bad news. Remove console panel upper 3. To sound the horn, press on or close to the mark.
However if your belt is loose, look for an idler pulley one that does not drive anything. Often, these shops and consumers do not have the Toyota Transmission Fill System. The fluid in the torque converter will not be drained 2-4 qts more. You can even buy a serpentine belt change kit, but a regular ratchet will work. This is an entirely different procedure and much more complicated. About two days later the transmission fell apart.
He immediately identified it as a transmission bearing problem. The transmission mount was bent, indicating to the mechanic that the car might have been in some kind of accident. As it is a log, it would clearly show all changes. Thought it was possibly the pilot bearing. I still have the old part, which shows wear on one of the bearings. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Corolla, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem.