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Transmission fluid service

I did transmission fluid change when odometer reading was about 70000 miles. Right now my car has 101000 miles. Is it good time to change transmission fluid.

I purchaged this car when it has 61000 on it. I am not sure about the earlier transmission fluid change services.

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  • arimi Nov 07, 2008

    Thank you for prompt response.



    When I spoke to a mechanic he siggested me to flush, replace and change fliter.



    My car requires all these or just drain and fill fluid? I got fluid changed at jiffylubes when it was around 70000 miles.



    Please suggest me some chain service fecilities.

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You should change the transmission fluid every 30,000 miles.
Very good idea at your current mileage.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

  • Toyota Ed Nov 07, 2008

    Tell your mechanic, or whoever does your transmission service, to NOT change the filter.

    This is 100% unnecessary. Plus, the filter that you do NOT need is over $100.00. Save your money. Please do NOT let your mechanic argue with you. I

    f he changes your filter, he is doing you a disservice.

    At your mileage, I would recommend a transmission flush. I apologize that I cannot suggest any chain services, personally, I would go to a Toyota dealer. Those are the guys that you can trust.

    The graciousness of a "FixYa" rating for my helpfulness would be GREATLY appreciated.

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