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How damaging is Dextron transmission fluid? At 12000 miles, I changed the fluid with Dextron. I checked the owners handbook and it states that the 2006 Camry should use only Toyota Transmission Flud.

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Dextron 3 is one of the best fluids around, i wouldn't worry about it

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