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2006 Toyota Matrix owners manual says 'inspect' front and rear differential oil and transfter case at 60k miles. Does this mean actually change them? What should I ask at the repair shop? Thx.

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  • sjcurrey May 04, 2010

    Also, what about Automatic Transmission Fluid? On my automatic AWD matrix, the dipstick says 'no need to replace' .

  • sjcurrey May 04, 2010

    That sounds good. My other question would be would I ever flush and fill each of these fluids? It says inpect for normal driving but only says change them under rougher driving conditions.

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I'm thinking that means to check the fluid level. If it is low, look for leaks.

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  • yankeetech May 04, 2010

    Rougher driving would be alot of stop and go traffic, short runs all the time without the car getting completely warmed up, mountain driving, and severe cold and hot driving conditions. As far as the transmission fluid replacement goes, I would only do it if your manual says to do it under rough conditions and you are driving under rough conditions. I hope this helps you out. Have a good day.

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