toyota tercel. where is the transmission fluid dip stick?!

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Old 02-04-09, 05:24 PM
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toyota tercel. where is the transmission fluid dip stick?!

this seems like a simpleton task but i cannot find the dipstick for my friend's '97 trecel. she told me that there is a bolt on the transmission that involves jacking it up. it sounds like whoever told her that was playing a joke on her and trying to get her to empty the entire contents of the tranny onto herself. i read somewhere that there is no cheltons book for tercels '95-'97.
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Old 02-04-09, 06:05 PM
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It's a sealed system most likely. They are not meant to be serviced. The only option I could see is if there is a drain plug on the transmission pan.
 
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Old 02-05-09, 10:52 AM
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On my dearly departed 1988 Tercel (retired at 250k mi after 19 years of faithful service) the manual trans fill plug served also as the means of checking the fluid level. Remove the plug with a 3/8 drive extension and on level ground, check with finger that level is just below fill plug. Plug is on front of trans. Laterally, it is at about the centerplane of the radiator.
 
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