2004 Toyota Corolla transmission question

Tiny
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Transmission problem
2004 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Automatic 34,000 miles

I brought my car in for an oil change and the mechanic said that he recommends at 30-40,000 miles that the transmission be serviced. He wasn't talking about just changing the fluid because he said the cost was about $120. He showed me the color of my new oil that was just put in and said that the color should be different than what he's seeing there.

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 9:09 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

What color is the tranny fluid? It should be redish/pink. Are you having any problems with the tranny? The recommended service for that vehicle is at about 90k miles. And $120 for tranny services sounds about right. It includes Filter and Fluid.

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 9:23 AM
Tiny
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I brought my car in for an oil change and the mechanic said that he recommends at 30-40,000 miles that the transmission be serviced. He wasn't talking about just changing the fluid because he said the cost was about $120. He showed me the color of my new oil that was just put in and said that the color should be different than what he's seeing there.

Is he for real?[/Quote]

Hello,

What color is the tranny fluid? It should be redish/pink. Are you having any problems with the tranny? The recommended service for that vehicle is at about 90k miles. And $120 for tranny services sounds about right. It includes Filter and Fluid.

He didn't show me the tranny fluid color just the oil color but I will look at the tranny fluid. I am NOT having any problems with the tranny or anything else with the car. Glad that his price is right but why would he recommend this service at 30-40K when 90k is the recommended service?
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Karen Kane
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 9:51 AM
Tiny
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Ok, after looking a little more it says to inspect the tranny fluid at 30k 60k and 90k miles. It doesn't neccessarily mean to do a tranny service. As long as the fluid looks good and you're not have any problem I wouldn't worry about it. Most vehicles won't really need a filter and fluid change until about 60k or so.

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