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Old 10-08-2019, 07:43 PM   #1
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2018 Yaris iA - Changing the ATF?

I took my Yaris iA to my mechanic and he said that he couldn't find the dipstick or figure out how change the ATF on my Yaris.

Is there a basic way to do this or is there something special about the 2018's? I was told that our engine was different than normal. That much I know.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:17 PM   #2
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The iA version of the Yaris is simply a rebadged Mazda2 sedan with the Mazda SkyActiv engine/powertrain/etc. - so anyone who can service a modern-day Mazda3 sedan/hatch can also service an iA.
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Old 10-08-2019, 11:52 PM   #3
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Why would you want to change the ATF on a 1 year old car? The modern low viscosity ATF's like Toyota WS or Dextron VI are all semi or full synthetic and last a very long time. I don't know what the ATF service interval is for a 18 Yaris iA but it has to be at least 100K miles.
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:34 PM   #4
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Why would you want to change the ATF on a 1 year old car? The modern low viscosity ATF's like Toyota WS or Dextron VI are all semi or full synthetic and last a very long time. I don't know what the ATF service interval is for a 18 Yaris iA but it has to be at least 100K miles.
I agree 1 year is too early but I have read Toyota w/s leaves a lot to be desired . My 2007 shifts so much better with amsoil fluid in the transaxle.
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