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Re: transmission fluid change
It differs with use but for a rule of thumb you can look at the fluid on the dipstick against a white cloth and if it brown to black looking not a reddish color you should have it serviced.Either a drain and fill or a complete trans flush if it is black.Your trans will thank you
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Hi, the automatic transmission specialist i have used for 20 years as always said the fluid should be changed every 30,000miles (also filter where possible ).
I have stuck to this with the many auto cars i work on, some are now well over 100,000 miles with no problems.
I hope i have been of some help to you
I'm not sure about Toyota's specific recommendation but when I ran my service station, we changed trans fluid at the 50,000 to 60,000 mile range. This covered most manufacturer's requirements at the time. Hope this helps.
At 70,000 miles I would perform the following maintenance if you have not already done so. Have the transmission fluid & filter changed. Replace the fuel filter. Replace the spark plugs and inspect the wires. Replace the wires if they appear cracked or damaged. I am assuming you have done regular items such as oil, air filter changes and inspected the brake system.
well from what i know toyota recomendsto change it every 30,000 miles to keep your tranny clean and sludge free for every car, and to checkyour tranny oil fluid, if it doesnt have a dipstick then i dont know
at 50,000 miles there is really no need. i would wait and save up that money and do a transmission flush 7- 10 quarts of toyota f-type fluid can be costly but a flush removes all of the fluid and garnish along with any fine shavings (normal wear and tear) out of the tranny and replaces it with new clean fluid. normal intervals would be at about 80-100,000 miles. you should be able to find preventative maintenance schedules in your owners manual. if not any repair facility would have it on their computer.