How To Change the Transmission Filter 2008-2012 Toyota Corolla

By | May 12, 2019

How To Change the Transmission Filter 2008-2012 Toyota Corolla
Replacing the transmission filter on a 2008-2012 Toyota Corolla falls in the Do-it-yourself category.

Some basic mechanic skills and tools will be needed but if you are handy type of person it should not be a difficult job.

It does require pulling the transmission pan bolts, draining the fluid, and sealing it back up with new fluid.

If in-doubt be sure to call a professional.

Most all 2008-2012 Toyota Corollas have a 1.8 Liter engine which is what is used in the steps below.

Be sure to verify your engine type with the letter 1.8 L on top of the engine.

Tools Required

  • 10mm Allen Wrench
  • 10mm Socket
  • Drain Bucket
  • Funnel for Adding Fluid

Some basic tool will be needed mainly a 10mm socket to remove the pan and filter.

A drain bucket will also be needed for the fluid to drain into.

A funnel will be needed to add new fluid in since it is added into the small transmission dip stick hole.

Parts Required

  • Transmission Fluid
  • Transmission Filter
  • Transmission Pan Gasket

A new filter, gasket, and transmission fluid will be needed.

4 quarts of Toyota transmission fluid will be needed.

Here is the Fluid Type On Amazon

A filter and gasket will also be needed.

Here is the Gasket and Filter on Amazon

How To Change the Transmission Filter 2008-2012 Toyota Corolla

  1. Jack the car up, be sure it is secured on stands and get a drain bucket ready.
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  3. Locate the drain plug at the back of the Pan and use the 10mm Allen Wrench to remove it.
  4. How To Change the Transmission Filter 2008-2012 Toyota Corolla Step 2

  5. Let the fluid drain into the bucket.
  6. How To Change the Transmission Filter 2008-2012 Toyota Corolla Step 3

  7. Once it is drained, the pan 10mm bolts are ready to be removed.
  8. A plastic guard may need to be removed to get to the front bolts.
  9. When removing there will still be fluid in the pan. Take it off at an angle to let the rest of the fluid drip out.
  10. How To Change the Transmission Filter 2008-2012 Toyota Corolla Step 6

  11. Once the pan is off the filter is ready to be replaced. It is held in by two 10mm bolts.
  12. How To Change the Transmission Filter 2008-2012 Toyota Corolla Step 7

  13. Remove the two 10mm bolts and pull the filter out.
  14. Place the O-ring on the new filter.
  15. How To Change the Transmission Filter 2008-2012 Toyota Corolla Step 9

  16. Insert the new filter into place.
  17. Bolt the filter into place.
  18. Clean the pan.
  19. Put the gasket on the pan and use the bolts to hold it in place.
  20. Put the pan back on and snug the bolts on so there finger tight.
  21. How To Change the Transmission Filter 2008-2012 Toyota Corolla Step 14

  22. Use the 10 mm socket to tighten them. Be sure not to over-tighten the bolts which if tightened too much will leak.
  23. Once everything is bolted into place fluid is ready to be added. The Fluid is added into the dip stick next to the battery.
  24. The manual calls for 3.2 Quarts of fluid to be added. It would be best to add it in slowly and check the level as to not overfill it.


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