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Your owners manual will tell you what fluid to use. Also look on the dipstick, or call a Toyota dealer. Make sure you do it right. Overfilling an A/T can do serious damage. You check the automatic Transmission Fluid when the engine is running and preferably warmed up. The "cold" and "hot" listed on the dipstick are to tell you where the fluid level should come to on the dip stick when the transmission fluid is: Cold: You just started the engine and the engine has not been run in the last 3 or more hours. Hot: The engine has been run for 20 minutes or more. Make sure you get the right transmission fluid (check manual or ask auto parts store employee) You need to add any additional transmission fluid to the tranny through the dip stick tube. A funnel with a flexible spout is the best to minimize spilling tranny fluid all over the engine. Overfilling the transmission will cause the seals to start leaking and also possibly ruin the internal parts of the transmission.

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