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isaac Jul 15, 2:33pm
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Transmission Fluid, Manual Gear Oil - How To Replace

Manual Gear Transmission Oil Change Instructions
August 15, 2001 - CelicaGarage

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You will need the following items

2.3 liters of 75w90 GL4 or GL5 gear oil (GT uses only 1.9 liters)
Suggest using Redline 75w95NS oil. (don't use Redline 75w90) without the NS
Full Synthetic is the best!

10mm, 17mm, 24mm socket wrench

1. You will need to take the driver's side plastic engine cover off.
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2. You will need to remove the fill and drain plugs as shown below. Make sure not to lose the metal gasket with the bolts.
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3. After it's drained, use a funnel and tube like this. Open the hood and drop the tubing down into the engine compartment and into the fill hole. Plug up the drain hole.
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4. Fill with the proper amount of oil. You have the right amount when the oil starts to leak out the fill hole. should be about 2.3 liter for a GTS and 1.9 liters for a GT. Plug up the fill hole and replace the plastic cover on the bottom of the car. You are done.

My car feels so much smoother now when shifting. It's like a got a new car now.

Source...
http://www.celica-garage.cityslide.com/articles/article.cfm/522/35586

Doppelganger Sep 27, 9:19pm

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I just changed the oil in my transmission today, and the picture was helpful, but I discovered that the GT is laid out a little differently. (I'm assuming the picture above is from a GTS.)

The GT has the fill plug to the left of those wires, and it's 24mm, just like the drain plug.
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Steven Sep 29, 12:15am
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Don't use Redline 75w90ns. Use Redline MT90. It's for our transmissions which have synchros. MT90 has an ingredient or something for synchros which is crucial.

Remember, Redline MT90.

Steven Sep 29, 12:20am
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Also make sure you have a large oil catch pan to catch that stuff. I only caught 1/3 of the oil and the rest got on my garage floor.

Schultz85 May 29, 11:20pm
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I used Mobil 1 Synthetic Gear Oil (75W-90) and after the trans service the gears shifted so much smoother. Definitely make changing your trans fluid a must!!!

Tru_gts May 30, 5:21pm
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What about the tranny filter? Where is that located?

booyaolian Jun 25, 5:26pm
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there is no filter in manual transmission.

401_GTS Jul 17, 12:18am
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Ok my question is where does the fluid go? I've looked all over my engine bay to look for where the transmission fluid goes in but i can't find it if anyone has a pix of this i really appreciate it if you can post it. I have a 2000 GTS if it makes any difference thanks.

kenshin Jul 24, 6:09pm
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Just a Tip when draining the oil. Loosen the fill plug about half-way but do not removed it. Then removed the drain plug. This is to prevent it from splashing all over the floor. Remove the fill plug when the oil starts to drain slowly.
I just found this out after spilling it all over the place.
Well. good luck guys.

Maka Sep 8, 2:12pm

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what about automatics?

isaac Sep 8, 2:16pm
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sxyimports125 Oct 5, 5:29pm

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Originally Posted by Doppelganger
I just changed the oil in my transmission today, and the picture was helpful, but I discovered that the GT is laid out a little differently. (I'm assuming the picture above is from a GTS.)

The GT has the fill plug to the left of those wires, and it's 24mm, just like the drain plug.


^^^ Could you circle the "fill plug" and the "drain plug" in your picture. Thanks thumbsup

Doppelganger Nov 30, 7:33am

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here you go...
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