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Change transmission fluid and filter

I have 220,000 miles on my good running 95 camary-should i change them now for first time or not-fluid is brownish looking

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If I were you, I would consider a "transmission flush" be performed. Just replacing the fluid (drain the pan) will leave about 3 quarts of dirty oil in the trans system. There is no need to spend the money for a filter, the filters that Toyota uses are more like a fine mesh screen, and do not ever need replaced, like domestic cars. A complete transmission flush is exactly what you need.

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IF IT AINT BROKE DONT FIX IT LEAVE THAT TRANS ALONE DRAIN AND FILL IS GOOD ENOUGH ALL THE DIRT OVER THE YEARS IS WHAT KEEPING IT GOIN IF U CLEAN IT,IT MIGHT BREAK LEAVE IT ALONE

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