Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me how to change my automatic transmission fluid and how to check my ac? My ac didn't work when i first bought it, so I'm thinking it just needs to be charged. If you could let me know I'd appreciate it and save a lot of money doing it on my own. Thank you. Michelle
automatic transmission fluid and ac on 1995 Toyota Camry
by mher1238 in Eau Claire, WI on June 11, 2009
ANSWER by Bret Bodas on June 11, 2009
Hi Michelle, Explaining all the aspects of performing these two jobs is not easily done here . Your best approach to working on your own vehicle is to purchase a good quality repair manual and thoroughly read up on the repair instructions. When it comes to diagnosing problems (like the A/C not working), then you really need to understand how that particular system works. So read up on automotive theory and then read the repair instructions, get the proper tools and safety equipment, then have a go at it. I can tell you that I've seen many people tow their vehicle in to where I've worked with problems they've created because they get into repairs without doing their homework. They end up paying thousands of dollars because they tried to save a couple hundred dollars. Don't be this person! I would get an online subscription to alldatadiy.com or chiltondiy.com, these online repair manuals are often exactly what the manufacturer gives to the Dealership Technicians, so the info is very good. They also include automotive theory. Once you have done some research and are ready to perform the job, then ask any questions you have remaining. Good Luck!