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Where would the dipstick to check the condition of the transmission fluid be located? I used to have a Camry and it was easy to find but I can't find this in the iA yet. Does it not have one?
 

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Where would the dipstick to check the condition of the transmission fluid be located? I used to have a Camry and it was easy to find but I can't find this in the iA yet. Does it not have one?
It has no transmission dipstick. The Scion Ia has a sealed transmission. The Scion Scheduled Maintenance Owner's Manual only shows that the transmission fluid should be inspected at 30,000 mile intervals. How that's done is a question that only the dealership should answer.
 

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Ia doesn't have a trans fluid dipstick since it's a sealed transmission... But it must have a fill bolt.. which means it has a drain bolt..

If you know where these are... please leave a post..

Pics are helpful too.

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Where would the dipstick to check the condition of the transmission fluid be located? I used to have a Camry and it was easy to find but I can't find this in the iA yet. Does it not have one?

No dipstick, but there is a fill bolt....


idk where it is... You anyone knows please help...
 

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Just get a coupon from nearest Mazda or toyota dealer if it's an automatic and have them do it shouldnt be more than 80-100 just make sure it's oem fluid the generic stuff isn't too great
 

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2016 scion ia automatic transmission uses ATF FZ fluid (Toyota part number 00718-ATF-FZ) or Use Mazda ATF FZ fluid... Or Ravenol J1D2160-001-999 ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid) - FZ Fluid Full Synthetic...

Toyota part numbers

90118-WB160 - Auto transmission o-ring gasket
90118-WB669 - auto transmission drain plug gasket (same as oil drain plug gasket)
35330-WB001 - auto trans filter/strainer
 

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2016 scion ia automatic transmission uses ATF FZ fluid (Toyota part number 00718-ATF-FZ) or Use Mazda ATF FZ fluid... Or Ravenol J1D2160-001-999 ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid) - FZ Fluid Full Synthetic...

Toyota part numbers

90118-WB160 - Auto transmission o-ring gasket
90118-WB669 - auto transmission drain plug gasket (same as oil drain plug gasket)
35330-WB001 - auto trans filter/strainer
Thanks for the part numbers
I pulled the air box out and the dipstick is below secured by a 10MM bolt.
it has a hot cold range so it must be a traditional; fill anc check when warm.
Valvoline MaxLife Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid is compatible with both Mazda FZ and M-V. may go that route.
Car has 30K on it and fluid looks good, so going to wait until 40K
Thoughts on the fluid or service interval?
 

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@ 40K miles now. Fluid looks good, slightly clear blue, (particulates in fluid expected to be dust entering through vent tubes).

"sealed transmission=lifetime fluid", therefore no servicing needed.... But...

Personally thinking about doing a transmission fluid change at approx 60-70k miles, will need to check condition of fluid then...

Transmission fluid change=
- drain old fluid
- drop pan and replace trans filter/strainer and gasket
- replace with new fluid
 

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Gm or Pennzoil synchromesh works wonders I put it in my acura tl, civic si and Hyundai veloster when I had it
Scotty Kilmer said to only put whatever the manufacturer recommends, not just a universal fluid, because transmissions, especially automatic transmissions are sensitive and have a lot of moving parts. Engine oil you can use any brand as long as you got the correct weight, transmissions though, uh-ugh.

Btw, i'm disappointed to hear that the 2016 iA stick-shift/manual transmission i just bought has no transmission dipstick, i hope i'm wrong. I'm gonna check next time i get in it. And i'm gonna put-in fresh OEM fluid, no flush. I don't wanna loose this car like i lost my '98 Corolla.
 

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@ 40K miles now. Fluid looks good, slightly clear blue, (particulates in fluid expected to be dust entering through vent tubes).

"sealed transmission=lifetime fluid", therefore no servicing needed.... But...

Personally thinking about doing a transmission fluid change at approx 60-70k miles, will need to check condition of fluid then...

Transmission fluid change=
  • drain old fluid
  • drop pan and replace trans filter/strainer and gasket
  • replace with new fluid
As Scotty Kilmer said, nothing is Lifetime. Manufacturers state that because it's good for the lifetime of the basic warranty, doesn't mean it's lifetime. And he hates it when manufacturers don't provide a dipstick because then you can't check it without having to go to your dealer, spend big bucks, so they can make more $ from you. Same with keyless ignition vs regular immobilizer key.

Similar with timing chains vs timing belts. Timing chains can still fail, only they last way longer than belts. And still gotta be inspected every ~100k miles. Although the iA is thankfully a non-interference engine so one may not have to worry too much about that anyways.
 

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2016 scion ia automatic transmission uses ATF FZ fluid (Toyota part number 00718-ATF-FZ) or Use Mazda ATF FZ fluid... Or Ravenol J1D2160-001-999 ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid) - FZ Fluid Full Synthetic...

Toyota part numbers

90118-WB160 - Auto transmission o-ring gasket
90118-WB669 - auto transmission drain plug gasket (same as oil drain plug gasket)
35330-WB001 - auto trans filter/strainer
What about for manual transmission?
 

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Where would the dipstick to check the condition of the transmission fluid be located? I used to have a Camry and it was easy to find but I can't find this in the iA yet. Does it not have one?
follow JACOBANDNICKOLAS directions.
 
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