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Hi, I’ve just replaced the drive shaft on my 1998 Toyota starlet Automatic. 

 

When Doing it I lost some fluid. 

 

My my question is: on the starlet automatic , would the fluid I lost be the gearbox oil or the automatic transmission fluid?

 

secondly do I follow the DIY’s for the manuals? Use same gearbox oil? 

 

Thanks in advance. The cars not with me right now so I can’t check myself, so before I go over to do the work I thought I’d ask so I know what to expect when I get there to fix it. 

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Hi

It needs an ATF fluid and the best options are the Red Line D4, Amsoil ATF or Fuchs ATF5005, although the others are fine as cheaper alternatives.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-771-dexron-iii.aspx

Cheers

Tim

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Thanks a lot Tim, these oils can just be added as needed in order to top up? I won’t need to drain all that’s in there first?

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Yes, they will mix with the oil in there now.

Cheers

Tim

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All topped up, went for mot and passed! 

Mentioned I need a couple of new rear shocks soon though. 

 

 

Put a new drive shaft,  new tyres, new brake pads and straight through the mot. Can’t beat the starlet. Was my first car and now my partners learning in it. 

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