Toyota Tacoma Transmission Fluid Types

When shopping for Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid, many owners wonder what type their specific model uses. Blauparts blog article reviews the different types of transmission fluid used in 2003 - 2023 Toyota Tacoma models. This post will help you determine the correct transmission fluid specifications or part numbers needed for changing your 4 speed, 5 speed, or 6 speed Aisin Toyota Tacoma transmission fluids. We also discuss transmission gear oil used in Tacoma models with a manual transmission. As well as the Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid change capacities. Please note: This post does not apply to 2002 and older Toyota Tacoma models.

Toyota Tacoma Transmission Fluid Types

6 Speed Toyota Tacoma Transmission - Automatic

The 6 speed Toyota Tacoma transmission is the most recent or newest automatic transmission optioned in the Tacoma models, debuting in the 2016 model year. The 6 speed automatic transmissions are made by Aisin. The Tacoma 6 speed automatic transmission has had several versions since its inception. These transmissions are identified as the AC6XX or in particular the AC60F and features torque converter lockup in 5th and 6th gears. These transmissions are still being used in the present 2023 Toyota Tacoma models (at the time of this article being written).

6 Speed Toyota Tacoma Transmission Fluid Type

  • The 6 speed Toyota Tacoma automatic transmissions use a specific transmission oil formulated for Aisin transmissions, most commonly referred to as Toyota ATF WS. 
  • The correct Toyota Tacoma ATF can also be identified by several part numbers such as: Toyota 00289 ATFWS, 08886-02305, 00289-ATFWS, 08886-81210, JWS3324, Aisin Warner AW-1, 10, Toyota Type WS (JWS 3324), or JWS 3324 (ATF WS).
  • Some use different terms for this Toyota transmission oil such as Toyota WS transmission fluid, Toyota ATF WS fluid, or Toyota WS ATF fluid.
  • The below Eurol 7400 transmission fluids and Ravenol T-WS transmission fluids are formulated with the Toyota Tacoma 6 speed transmission applications in mind. These fluids are compatible Toyota ATF WS fluid options and ensure the perfect function of the Toyota 6 speed transmission and maximize wear protection, reliability, and performance.

RAVENOL ATF Automatic Transmission Fluid T-WS Lifetime 1L
Rating:
100%
$18.95

Please Note: To ensure proper transmission performance and longevity, we always recommend using an ATF that specifically states use for 6 speed Toyota automatic transmissions. Some transmission oils display performance levels for the 6 speed Toyota transmission but use general formulations that are multi-vehicle transmission types but are not specifically for the Toyota Tacoma 6 speed automatic transmission application.

Toyota Tacoma Automatic Transmission Fluid 6 Speed Fitments

  • 2016 - 2023 Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid used in 2.7L 16V Models
  • 2016 - 2023 Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid used in 3.5L V6 Models

Toyota Tacoma 6 Speed Transmission Fluid Fill Capacity

  • 6 speed Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid dry fill capacity is 9.9 liters or 10.5 quarts without a tow package or 10.5 liters or 11.1 quarts with a tow package.
  • 6 speed Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid drain and filter change capacity is 4.3 liters.
  • 6 speed Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid drain and refill capacity is 3.1 liters.

5 Speed Toyota Tacoma Transmission - Automatic

The 5 speed Toyota Tacoma transmission was the transmission optioned in the Tacoma models, debuting in the 2005 model year and ending use around the 2015 model year. The 5 speed automatic transmissions are made by Aisin. The Tacoma 5 speed automatic transmission can be identified as the A7xx or in particular the 750E or A750F type transmissions. 

5 Speed Toyota Tacoma Transmission Fluid Type

  • The 5 speed Toyota Tacoma automatic transmissions use a specific transmission oil formulated for Aisin transmissions, most commonly referred to as Toyota ATF WS. 
  • The correct Toyota Tacoma ATF can also be identified by several part numbers such as: Toyota 00289 ATFWS, 08886-02305, 00289-ATFWS, 08886-81210, JWS3324, Aisin Warner AW-1, 10, Toyota Type WS (JWS 3324), or JWS 3324 (ATF WS).
  • Some use different terms for this Toyota transmission oil such as Toyota WS transmission fluid, Toyota ATF WS fluid, or Toyota WS ATF fluid.
  • The below Eurol 7400 transmission fluids and Ravenol T-WS transmission fluids are formulated with the Toyota Tacoma 5 speed transmission applications in mind. These fluids are compatible Toyota ATF WS fluid options and ensure the perfect function of the Toyota 5 speed transmission and maximize wear protection, reliability, and performance.

RAVENOL ATF Automatic Transmission Fluid T-WS Lifetime 1L
Rating:
100%
$18.95

Please Note: To ensure proper transmission performance and longevity, we always recommend using an ATF that specifically states use for 5 speed Toyota automatic transmissions. Some transmission oils display performance levels for the 5 speed Toyota transmission but use general formulations that are multi-vehicle transmission types but are not specifically for the Toyota Tacoma 5 speed automatic transmission application.

Toyota Tacoma Automatic Transmission Fluid 5 Speed Fitments

  • 2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid used in 4.0L V6 Models

Toyota Tacoma 5 Speed Transmission Fluid Fill Capacity

  • 5 speed Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid dry fill capacity is 10.7 liters or 10.3 quarts without tow package or 10.9 liters or 11.5 quarts with tow package.
  • 5 speed Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid drain and filter change capacity is 4.3 liters or 4.6 quarts.
  • 5 speed Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid drain and refill capacity is 2.3 - 3.0 liters or 2.5 - 3.2 quarts.

4 Speed Toyota Tacoma Transmission - Automatic

The 4 speed Toyota Tacoma transmission was the transmission optioned in the Tacoma models. The 4 speed automatic transmissions are made by Aisin. The Tacoma 4 speed automatic transmission can be identified as the Axx or in particular the A43D, A340E (30-40LE), or A340F (30-40LE) type transmissions. 

4 Speed Toyota Tacoma Transmission Fluid Type

  • The 4 speed Toyota Tacoma automatic transmissions use a specific transmission oil formulated for Aisin transmissions, most commonly referred to as Toyota T4 transmission fluid type. 
  • The correct Toyota Tacoma ATF can also be identified by several part numbers such as: 08886-81016, 08886-01705, or Toyota 00279-000T4 ATF.
  • Some other different terms or names for this Toyota transmission oil is Toyota T-IV ATF, or Toyota JWS 3314, JWS 3317, and Toyota JWS 3309 transmission fluid type. Older automatic transmission fluid references for the 4 speed transmission such as T, T-II, or T-III have been discontinued, superseded, and replaced by the T-IV ATF type.
  • The below Eurol 1100 transmission fluid and Ravenol T-IV transmission fluid are formulated with the Toyota Tacoma 4 speed transmission applications in mind. These fluids are compatible Toyota ATF T4 fluid options and ensure the perfect function of the Toyota 4 speed transmission and maximize wear protection, reliability, and performance.

RAVENOL ATF Automatic Transmission Fluid T-IV 1L
Rating:
87%
$16.95

Please Note: To ensure proper transmission performance and longevity, we always recommend using an ATF that specifically states use for 4 speed Toyota automatic transmissions. Some transmission oils display performance levels for the 4 speed Toyota transmission but use general formulations that are multi-vehicle transmission types but are not specifically for the Toyota Tacoma 4 speed automatic transmission application.

Toyota Tacoma Automatic Transmission Fluid 4 Speed Fitments

  • 2003 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid used in 3.4L V6 Models
  • 2003 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid used in 2.7L Models

Toyota Tacoma 4 Speed Transmission Fluid Fill Capacity

  • 4 speed Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid dry fill capacity is 7.2 liters 2003 - 2004 models or 10.2 liters 2005 - 2015 models.
  • 4 speed Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid drain and filter change capacity is 4.3 - 4.5 liters.
  • 4 speed Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid drain and refill capacity is 2.0 - 2.7 liters.

Toyota Tacoma Manual Transmission

Depending on your exact model and year many Toyota Tacoma's came with the option of a manual transmission. In this blog post we address the Toyota manual transmission gear oil used in Toyota Tacoma 5 speed and 6 speed manual transmissions starting around the 2009 model year. 

Toyota Tacoma Manual Transmission Fluid Type

  • The 5 speed and 6 speed Toyota Tacoma manual transmissions use a specific transmission gear oil formula, most commonly referred to as Toyota manual transmission gear oil, Toyota GL-3 GL-4 gear oil, or Toyota 75W90 transmission gear oil. 
  • Toyota used several OEM part numbers to reference the gear oil used in 5 speed and 6 speed manual Toyota Tacoma transmissions, such as: MG gear oil special II, 8885-80206, 08885-80306, 08885-02106, 08885-01513, or Toyota 08885-0151 manual transmission gear oil.
  • Regarding Toyota GL-3 manual transmission fluid gear oil specification references. In accordance with the lubrication industry, the GL-3 gear oil specification is no longer in use and is considered inactive. All GL-3 gear oil specifications have been superseded and replaced by GL-4 gear oil specifications.
  • Our Eurol Fultrasyn 75W90 and Ravenol VSG 75W90 or TSG manual transmission fluids are formulated specifically for the Toyota Tacoma transmission. These fluids are formulated for maximum wear protection in all operating conditions, improved shift quality due to the fluid's consistent viscosity profile, and improved cold temperature lubrication and shifting, to ensure the best manual transmission performance and longevity.
  • All recommended manual transmission fluids are compatible and non-corrosive with soft yellow metals used in manual transmissions such as aluminum, lead, copper, zinc, and brass materials. Many modern fully synthetic gear oils with the 'GL-4/GL-5 designation' are multi-faceted and can be used in manual transmissions where GL-4 and GL-3 specifications are recommended. As a result of highly polar or higher quality fully synthetic base oils, a higher level of extreme pressure can be achieved without the over-additivation of the gear oil. In this case, high levels of corrosive EP additives don't have to be added due to the high shear stability of the base oil making it compatible with soft metals.

Please Note: To ensure proper transmission performance and longevity, we always recommend using a transmission fluid that specifically states use for Toyota manual transmissions. Some fluids display performance levels for the Toyota transmission but use general formulations that are multi-vehicle transmission types but are not specifically for the Toyota Tacoma manual transmission application.

Toyota Tacoma Manual Transmission Gear Oil Fluid Fitments

  • 2009 - 2023 Toyota Tacoma transmission gear oil used in 2.7L 16V Models with manual transmission
  • 2009 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma transmission gear oil used in 4.0L V6 Models with manual transmission
  • 2016 - 2023 Toyota Tacoma transmission gear oil used in 3.5L V6 Models with manual transmission

Toyota Tacoma Manual Transmission Gear Oil Fluid Fill Capacity

  • Toyota Tacoma Manual Transmission Fluid Change Capacity for 2.7L 16V and 3.5L V6 models is 2.2-2.5 liters or 2.3-2.6 quarts.
  • Toyota Tacoma Manual Transmission Fluid Change Capacity for 4.0L V6 models is 1.8 liters or 1.9 quarts.

Toyota Tacoma Transmission Fluid Change Intervals

Typically, most modern (2016 and newer) Toyota models including the Tacoma do not recommend a specific transmission fluid or transmission filter change interval. This is considered a lifetime fluid, and it is suggested to only check for transmission leaks, inspect for transmission fluid leaks, and repair as needed. To learn more about what is meant by vehicle manufacturers saying it’s a lifetime transmission fluid. See our related blog post below.

Toyota Tacoma models that experience more aggressive driving styles, off-roading, heavy towing, or are typically subjected to heavy city traffic tend to generate extreme heat in the transmission. Owners subjecting their vehicles to severe driving conditions may wish to replace the transmission fluid and filter more frequently such as every 60,000 miles. Since most Toyota Tacoma owners subjected their trucks to heavy city traffic or towing this would be a good, recommended transmission fluid interval for both a Tacoma automatic transmission fluid change and manual transmission fluid change.

Why Is Changing Toyota Tacoma Transmission Fluid Important?

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Toyota Tacoma models that experience more aggressive driving styles or are typically subjected to heavy city traffic tend to generate extreme heat in the transmission. Owners subjecting their vehicles to severe driving conditions may wish to replace the transmission fluid and filter more frequently.

The Toyota Tacoma transmissions have hundreds of moving components, such as needle bearings, ball bearings, pressure pumps, clutch packs, servo pistons, and seals. These internal components mesh or engage with one another, causing friction and begin to wear and create fine metallic particles which contaminate your Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid over time. Your Toyota Tacoma transmission fluid and filament transmission filter eventually become contaminated with these particles. These metallic particles can cause wear on these internal transmission components leading to inefficiencies in the transmission and long-term reliability issues.

Also, through everyday transmission use and thousands of transmission operation shifting cycles, the essential additives and base oils in the transmission fluid deplete, break down, and wear out. As part of your vehicle's regular maintenance, you should change the transmission fluid and filter, replenishing the transmission with fresh transmission fluid.

Suppose a Toyota Tacoma transmission has had poor service and has worn out the transmission fluid. In that case, it will typically be noticed by poor transmission operation with symptoms such as premature late shift points, rough or jamming shifts, and slipping. If you have seen a new transmission fluid, it's nearly clear in color compared to the dark color of an old worn-out transmission fluid. You most likely will agree that it is logical that changing your Toyota Tacoma automatic transmission fluid and filter on a regularly scheduled interval is necessary for long-term transmission reliability and consistent performance. If you are experiencing these transmission shifting issues, we recommend changing your automatic transmission fluid and filter as a first step in trying to resolve any problems dealing with transmission operation.

Right-Hand Pictured Example: Transmission service performed in our repair shop on a vehicle with a 5 speed ZF Tiptronic automatic transmission with approximately 80,000 miles on it. The customer complained of shifting problems when the transmission was cold. Note the dirty metallic sediment that was removed from the transmission drain pan. After changing the automatic transmission fluid using one of our BLAU Transmission Fluid Filter Change Kits, the customer reported that his transmission shifting problems were gone. If you're experiencing transmission shifting problems with your Toyota, Blauparts recommends changing your automatic transmission fluid and filter as a first step in solving the problem.


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BLAU® transmission fluid change kits use high-quality, synthetic* transmission fluids. Our fluids are sourced from lubricant partners that employ sustainable efforts to improve the environment using a higher level of quality. This in turn can support the conservation of the environment through less transmission fluid changes and waste, optimize vehicle efficiency and performance, improve and maintain fuel economy, reduce exhaust/carbon emissions, and improve performance through reduced coefficient of friction and less driveline rolling resistance.

*For most kits, check the product description.

  • Convenient BLAU® ATF change kits include the correct spec, oil quantities, and OEM quality transmission filter for your specific vehicle make and model
  • ATFs that meet or exceed your vehicle manufacturer's specific transmission fluid specification requirements
  • Better transmission performance, less transmission slip, improved torque, and precise shifting efficiency
  • Sustainable ATFs that conserve the environment, improve fuel economy, and reduce exhaust/carbon emissions through improved transmission operation
  • Higher quality ATFs allow for longer change intervals and extended service lives, conserving the Earth's resources
  • Higher quality ATFs with advanced fluid technologies provide improved lubricating properties for less transmission wear and longer life
  • High-performance ATF with better shear load and flow performance properties
  • ATFs with better cold temperature pour points and high heat flashpoints providing protection in all conditions
  • ATFs with high, stable viscosity index reduces coefficient of friction inside the transmission
  • ATFs with high thermal oxidative stability with excellent cooling capacity for better transmission performance and less wear
  • ATFs with lower cold temperature pour points and high heat flashpoints provide transmission wear protection in all climate conditions
  • Long-life OEM ATF filters for extended fluid change intervals

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