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Re: I broke my FJ
If your uncle's shop disassembled the transmission and pronounced it DOA, and they know anything about automatic transmissions, they should be able to tell you EXACTLY what failed, and what likely killed it.
The Toyota A750E 2WD transmission is pretty robust, and is not easy to kill IF it is properly maintained. A day spent spinning the rear wheels in mud puddles should have had no adverse affects on this transmission, so a few questions to help understand what happened, and how to prevent it from happening again:
1. How long did you have the vehicle before the transmission failed?
2. When did you last check the ATF level?
3. When did you last have the ATF changed?
4. Was the ATF cooler in the radiator (and all the connecting lines) THOROUGHLY flushed before the replacement transmission was installed?
Last edited by FJtest; 10-24-2018 at 11:15 PM.