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Should I change the tranny filter & fluid on my 2003 Camry?

The dealer said they don't change the filter - they just power flush entire tranny. Is the filter a metal mesh screen & doesn't require changing?


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Here's a link to Toyota customer service number & a spot where yo can e-mail your questions to Toyota as well. (Just for piece of mind) It kind of threw me off for a minute too, but in their scheduled maintenance, (which should be in your owners manual) they only show fluid changes, as far as I went to 110,000 miles. Perhaps if you, re-post to attention "ToyotaEd" he can shed some light on it for you.

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