Changing Manual Transmission Fluid for non-Xrs

This DIY is for the non-xrs model 9thgen corollas.

Supplies needed:
- Jack
- 2 Jack Stands
- 2 Wheels Chocks
- 2 Quarts of Gear Oil
- Fluid pump
- Socket Wrench w/ 24mm Socket
- And a Drain Pan (not sown)

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1. Block the rear tires and jack the car up. Put it on the jack stands.

2. Locate the fill plug. It on the front of the transmission on the drivers side behind the battery. This is what it looks like:

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Mine is kinda rusty looking, im not sure why…Now loosen it before you drain anything to ensure your fill plug has not siezed or anything. Just loosen do not remove.

3. Locate the drain plug and get your drain pan near it. It is towards the back of the transmission on the drivers side. If you are on the drivers side, in front of the wheel, looking under the car this is what you will see:

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Here is a closer look at the drain plug:

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4. After you’ve located the drain plug use a 24mm socket and socket wrench to loosen the drain plug. Only loosen it to the point that you can loosen the plug by hand, it makes it a lot easier and less to clean later. Mine was on there pretty good so I needed my “breaker bar” to get the drain plug loose (see first picture).

5. Unscrew the drain plug by hand and allow the gear oil to drain out completely.

6. After you have drain all of the gear oil wipe away any excess oil and replace the drain plug then tighten.

7. Next go back to the fill plug. This also needs a 24mm socket to loosen. After loosening it take off the fill plug and grab your gear oil and your fluid pump.

8. Start pumping you gear oil into the transmission and don’t stop until you see the fluid starting to overflow.

9. Wipe away all excess gear oil, replace the fill plug and tighten.

10. Start you car and cycle through a few gears. Check for leakage.

11. If everything is good lower your car back down and take it for a test drive. Enjoy!

I used Redline MT 90, and I highly recommend it. It may be a premature recommendation because I have only driven about 150 miles with it, but this is a lot better than the Royal Purple I had in before for sure.

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