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Interestingly, during a moment of boredom  i  plouged through the Alphard owners manual 2002-2008 looking for details of the auto transmission to which I could'nt find any details about changing the transmission oil or how often level should be checked so I can only surmise that this operation was never classified as a service operation...so all the suggestions of doing this in from some of the Alphard forum topics was actually never suggested by ToyotaTechnical.....🙁

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1 hour ago, ThuMentaliss said:

Interestingly, during a moment of boredom  i  ploughed through the Alphard owners manual 2002-2008 looking for details of the auto transmission to which I couldn't find any details about changing the transmission oil or how often level should be checked so I can only surmise that this operation was never classified as a service operation...so all the suggestions of doing this in from some of the Alphard forum topics was actually never suggested by Toyota Technical.....🙁

 

Hi Larry,

 

That's because, imho, the manual you are referring to is probably the JPNZ Owners Manual, or one of the Toyota Handbooks that come with the vehicle, that some of us have.

 

I would expect that the operation is classed as a Service item and will be in the Service/Maintenance Manual that none of us can get a copy of.

Often known herein as the Holy Grail.

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Hi. If you have any enquiries about Auto Boxes, I was told by a specialist auto repair garage to get it checked by one of them. He wasn't touting for business, it's just that they have the gear and knowledge to check your box. 

My local specialist is ROBBS GARAGE, WALLASEY. Their workshop benches are like a hospital operating theatre, spotless! Which is what you need for working on auto boxes!

If youbare in any doubt, fins one of them and ask. Usually with them though, if it works ok, leave it alone!

Good luck!

John Harrison. Wallasey.

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On 6/19/2024 at 8:52 AM, John Harrison said:

Hi. If you have any enquiries about Auto Boxes, I was told by a specialist auto repair garage to get it checked by one of them. He wasn't touting for business, it's just that they have the gear and knowledge to check your box. 

My local specialist is ROBBS GARAGE, WALLASEY. Their workshop benches are like a hospital operating theatre, spotless! Which is what you need for working on auto boxes!

If youbare in any doubt, fins one of them and ask. Usually with them though, if it works ok, leave it alone!

Good luck!

John Harrison. Wallasey.

 

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The last two years of my time as a national craftsman Mechanic I trained and specialised in problem solving problematic auto transmissions in those days auto transmissions were never classified to be included as a service item, I have noticed many posters here on the Alphardclub asking questions of where they can get the auto transmisson oil changed........ well from my experience to change and drain the oil out of a Torque Converter driven transmission requires expensive specialist extraction pumps and measuring equipment ... so the point is if you intend to get the oil drained from your Alphard make sure  the garage has the right equipment

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31 minutes ago, ThuMentaliss said:

 

The last two years of my time as a national craftsman Mechanic I trained and specialised in problem solving problematic auto transmissions in those days auto transmissions were never classified to be included as a service item, I have noticed many posters here on the Alphard Club asking questions of where they can get the auto transmission oil changed........ well from my experience to change and drain the oil out of a Torque Converter driven transmission requires expensive specialist extraction pumps and measuring equipment ... so the point is if you intend to get the oil drained from your Alphard make sure  the garage has the right equipment

 

Agreed.

 

I will be having my local Main Dealer do my change.

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