I have a 2005 Toyota Camry LE. I drained the transmission. I followed the official Service Manual of adding 3.7 US quarts into the transmission after the drain. This put me a bit higher than the cold line, after my transmission was cold. Same thing for hot. I check the level when it’s hot and it’s a good amount over the full line. This is an automatic transmission with a dip stick. I thought maybe the official service manual was wrong and I overfilled my transmission! I checked my Chilton Book and it also suggests for the four cylinder engine (which I have) all except 2004 (which I don’t have) to add 3.7 qts
All except 2004 (drain and refill) 3.7 qts.”
So I was thinking possibly that 3.7 quarts was the entire capacity of the whole transmission and not the amount that you add after a drain (some fluid remains after a drain). I know for a fact that I didn’t anywhere close to 3.7 quarts. In fact I thought I had under filled it.
So I guess my question is what should I do? Ignore the official service manual and Haynes book that says the same thing 3.7 quarts, and drain some of it out, and trust the amount that appears on my dipstick instead? Or should I just continue driving knowing that I put about 3.7 quarts into the transmission (if not even less) despite the dip stick telling me that I’m over by a good amount.