You should have your fluid and filter changed every 30,000 miles for the transmission, if your driving is normal. You do not have a timing belt, Toyota changed to a timing chain starting with 1998 models.
Make sure to check your axle boots for cracks and leaks, there are 4 of them, 2 exit the transmission and 1 at each wheel. If they are cracked and/or leaking, get them repacked with grease and new boots before they start making grinding noises. You should buy a manual at any auto parts store, they can be very hepful in troubleshooting and routine maintenence schedules.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 AT 8:27 PM