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'13 Camry, ATF replacement #5214418 09/16/19 02:02 PM
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Car in question - '13 toyota camry with 20K on the clock (low miles, very little driven). Would it makes sense to make a complete ATF flush (fluid overhaul and filter replacement) or age doesn't really matter when it comes to ATF?

Appreciate any advise or suggestion

Re: '13 Camry, ATF replacement [Re: parshisa] #5214419 09/16/19 02:04 PM
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You probably don't have to, but if you want to, a single drain and fill will be sufficient smile

Re: '13 Camry, ATF replacement [Re: slacktide_bitog] #5214424 09/16/19 02:09 PM
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I really don't have the means to do it myself (dad's car, he lives overseas) and it would have to go 3rd party. and the price tag is quite high

Re: '13 Camry, ATF replacement [Re: parshisa] #5214428 09/16/19 02:13 PM
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I would wait until the vehicle gets put back in service.


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Re: '13 Camry, ATF replacement [Re: BMWTurboDzl] #5214431 09/16/19 02:16 PM
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car is being driven now, but annual mileage is still gonna be low - 3-5K tops I'd say

Re: '13 Camry, ATF replacement [Re: parshisa] #5214446 09/16/19 02:36 PM
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Transmission is a close loop system and there is no combustion.

Unless it is immerse in water, I don't see any need to flush it at that mileage.
Also, running the chance that whoever done it is not doing it properly, then you are in more trouble.


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Re: '13 Camry, ATF replacement [Re: JMJNet] #5214457 09/16/19 02:49 PM
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The guy who’d work on it had done hundreds of toyotas, pretty much it’s all he does so i’m not concerned about that.

Re: '13 Camry, ATF replacement [Re: parshisa] #5214458 09/16/19 02:53 PM
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I honestly don't think you have to change it this early, maybe wait until 30-40k miles.

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Originally Posted by JMJNet
Transmission is a close loop system and there is no combustion.

Unless it is immerse in water, I don't see any need to flush it at that mileage.
Also, running the chance that whoever done it is not doing it properly, then you are in more trouble.


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Re: '13 Camry, ATF replacement [Re: parshisa] #5214481 09/16/19 03:41 PM
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Yep, that's pretty low mileage.
The good thing about early spill and fill is to remove assembly and break in debris.
Of course bazillions of Toyota Camry owners never service their transmissions.

Just my 2 cents...


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Re: '13 Camry, ATF replacement [Re: parshisa] #5214482 09/16/19 03:48 PM
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I’m in the Jim Allen and Molakule camp to do an early change to get out debris. Most of the contamination occurs in the first 5k miles and then evens out.

I did a d&f on my Aisin 8spd in my new Buick at 3k miles but didn’t have to pay labor to anyone but me. It was easier than the Aisin 6-spd i did on a MINI. $25 for me would be $150-$200 at a shop...if they don’t mess it up.


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Re: '13 Camry, ATF replacement [Re: parshisa] #5214483 09/16/19 03:49 PM
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At 20K it's almost broken in. Most of the particles are shed by around 25K. I'd change it if it was DIY. If you're paying, wait until 40K.

Re: '13 Camry, ATF replacement [Re: Kestas] #5214485 09/16/19 03:53 PM
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No issues taking it longer given the age of the fluid (6yrs) in your opinion?

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Many here bash on Toyota WS fluid - but I think you're fine taking it to 30K. A early drain and fill won't hurt anything but those Toyota trannies need special care to when the fluid level is checked during service. It has to be dead-on at that temperature for a proper check via the standpipe.

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+1 for spill and fill to rid break in debris


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