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1990 tuyota camry cs

HI i have just purchased the car and noticed trasmission oil is low but i am trying to look for a spot for trasmisson oil but cant find it so please help me locating it.

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  • sunbury877 May 11, 2010

    Hi i Have just the clarification from different id but you can reply on this if you like Thanx for geting bak to me Quick enough.

  • dave barry May 11, 2010

    hi sun

    im dave



    is your car manual or automatic?

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Look for the yellow dipstick. Put the fluid in the dipstick hole.

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Generally camrys are automatic and if so the fluid goes right into where the dipstick came out of. be sure to add it slowly so it does not come up the dipstick and flood out and be careful not to overfill it.

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hi sunbury
dave here
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