1999 ES300 Coach Edition
Just started doing the 60K mile service on our ES 300.
I already did the oil change, replaced oil filter, rotate tires & pressure check, and inspected the following: air cabin filters, air engine filter, serpentine belt, spark plugs (iridiums good till 90k), ... etc, etc...
Remaining is the raditator and transmisson, drain & re-fill.
But, I found some conflicting information on the transmission service.
The Owners Manual states the transmission takes 5.1 Qts of Dextron II or III on a drain and refill.
I found the drain plug on the tranny pan and the drain plug on the differential side.
There are about 6 inches apart from each other...
The problem I have is that the transmisson dipstick states to fill with Toyota Type IV fluid only???
I also found a thread here that states they only used about 3.5 / 4 Qts of oil in a 2002.
So between the owners manual and the dipstick, I am not sure what to put in there...
I acutally don't even know what oil is in there currently since we bought the car used with 56k Miles from a private owner who had there car normally serviced at Lexus of Glendale in CA..
Any suggestions, or comments??
BTW - I haven't bought the tranny fluid yet......
I also did a search on this and couldn't find anyone with the same issue.