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Do you change the transmission fluid?

(2007 Toyota Camry)
in Richmond, IN on May 16, 2009
My car has 33k miles on it. I asked 4 shops when do I change the transmission fluid? My dipstick says right on it that it doesn't need to be changed for the life of the car! One toyota guy said enery 30k--one said never, just check--one said every 40k or 50k. Please, what is it?
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on May 18, 2009
The manufacturers are commonly saying that automatic transmissions are filled for life and do not need fluid changes. If that's true for your Toyota Camry, then it'll say so for sure in your owner's manual.

There is some debate among technicians about what the right service interval is for cars set up this way. Some think that you should be aggressive and change as much as 30,000 miles. Others say that to be safe you should change at 60,000 as a form of insurance, as it certainly can't hurt to change it.
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