I have owned my 2002 Camry since new and 70% of driving has been at highway speeds. Car manual never mentions changing AT fluid/filter unless under severe driving conditions. On the ATF dip stick it even says, "Do not change unless driving under sever conditions." I have no problems with the transmission and the fluid is red and does not smell burnt. I say it is red unless you compare it to some new ATF fluid that I have for my GMC. I know this is not the fluid Toyota calls for, but I assume the Toyota brand is very similar in color. Fluid color side by side the Camry's is a little darker, but it is 10yrs old and 127K miles on it. My question is, should I have the transmission fluid and filter changed? I have always heard that changing trans. Fluid with this many miles on it can now loosen up gunk and may now cause problems. What is your advice? I don't have any problems with the transmission now.
Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 2:45 PM