Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:37 PM
I just did my '94 es today. Fairly straight forward using Haynes as a guide. Fairly messy job, lots of hot fluid spattering, so wear protective glasses, have a big oil catcher. Got a gasket/filter kit from advance auto for $15.00. I don't know if the '00 tranny is the same or not but maybe this description will help.
First I drained (hot) ATF by pulling the drain plug w/ 10 mm hex wrench. Then removed the seventeen 10 mm pan bolts, it's good to leave a few in the front bolted in but loose, the remove the rest, then pry the rear edge of the pan, leading to another shower of hot ATF but in the rearward direction. Remove pan, take a pix of the magnet placements, then clean the pan w/ a solvent (I used some carb cleaner). Scrape old gasket (OEM I think was cork, aftermarket rubber). Remove 3 10 mm bolts holding on the filter/strainer -- again more ATF shower. Haynes said you could clean it w/ fresh ATF, but I just replaced it w/ new one, bolting it back in w/ the 3 10 mm bolts just taken out. To return the pan, put two 10 mm pan bolts thru holes on opposite corners of the pan thru the new gasket and ratchet them in loosely, careful not to cross thread. Once those 2 are in, then put in the other 15, again being careful not to cross thread or torque so tight as to break them. Haynes calls for 4 ft/lbs of torque, which is close hand tightenig. Once on, fill w/ 3.7 qts of ATF, thru the dipstick tube.
I also did the differential, which was tricky, as the 10 mm hex socket I had was a bit long and it was difficult getting a ratchet on w/out banging up against frame (or was it rack?). Another splash of ATF when I got it out. Bolt drain plug back in (also w/ linear difficulties). Have to get way under the diff it to find the 17 mm fill bolt/hole which is facing the driver's side wheel. Can't miss it as it's the only one that size on the diff. Cut a peice of hose (I used an old washing machine water hose), stick a funnel in one end and drop the other end from the open engine bay. Back under the car, stick the hose in the fill hole and drop .9 quart New ATF in. Replace the 17 mm fill hole bolt.
And your done.