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Change transmission fluid and filter

I have 220,000 miles on my good running 05 camary-should i change them now for first time or not-fluid is brownish looking

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  • lewishbarbar Mar 09, 2009

    Thx a lot for advice!! You can't forsee any problems changing at this late date might cause-ya know leave well enough alone?

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You might want to consider flushing the tranny at this point. A filter change will not remove all the fluid, and you don't want to mix old and new fluid.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

  • Mike Deemer-White
    Mike Deemer-White Mar 09, 2009

    Fresh fluid can't hurt. It does lose a lot of it's lubricating qualities after 100k of so.

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