transmission oil change??? on 1995 Toyota Camry

This 1995 camry is actually my moms which I have been driving. It has over 176,000 miles on it. I took it to Jiffy Lube to get an oil change and their they told me that I have to do a transmission oil change (I'm not sure if that's what you call it) because of the high mileage. I'm a girl and I don't know much about cars. So if it's something the car needs I will do it, but I heard that cars can get messed up when you change the transmission oil. I don't want to mess up my moms car. Can someone please help me? I'm confused. Also, how often or after how many miles do I need to change the spark plugs?

by in Canoga Park, CA on July 02, 2009
2 answers
ANSWER by on July 02, 2009
I would be careful about replacing the trans fluid on a car with this many miles. So your instincts are well founded. The reasons is, as the internals of the transmission wear, the old and thicker fluid still operates them effectively. When the new and thinner fluid is put in, sometimes the mechanisms have too much clearance and the trans will not operate correctly. As far as the spark plugs go, many of these V6 Camry's use platinum style spark plugs which last about 60k, however, you have to check your car to see which type is used because there is a production date split in 1995. try going to http://Repairpal.com and selecting the Estimate Tab and choosing Scheduled Maintenance and look at 30,000 and 60,000 mile intervals for more information. Good Luck!
ANSWER by on July 27, 2009
It's called a Transmission Flush. (Red/Pink ish color fluid) Yes the car needs a transmission flush I think every 60,000 you gotta do the flush. It can cost a lot too. I heard around $120 just for the flush. I recommend a friend mechanist to do it. it can be cheaper.
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