Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level

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Yaut
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My tercel:: 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD automatic, lifted 1.5", 15 inch wheels

Re: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level

Post by Yaut » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:54 pm

After hours scratching my head, I finally found a plugged vent tube. A mud dobber had made himself a home in there. It got to the point that it was building some much pressure that it was puking oil out of the dipstick hole. After clearing the vent hose, I can now get an accurate reading. She was running over 3 quarts low! Not good. Smooth shifting now. I also found the temp sensor wire had been chewed off by a mouse so for all I know the tranny has been overheating. Oil still looks good and shifts great, must be a fairly tough tranny.
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TracDoc
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My tercel:: 1985 Deluxe

Re: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level

Post by TracDoc » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:30 pm

Yaut,
Thank you for the update. I will definitely remember this if I have a similar problem.

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