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Old 21 Jul 2006, 07:38 am   #1 (permalink)
rogv24@yahoo.com
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I have a toyota camry 1999 I wanted to replace the transmission fluid
in my car.
I called a car shop and they said there is no transmission gasket to be
replaced
when changing the oil. But, there is a filter that requires replacing.
Is that true?


Does that all needs to be done when replacing the transmission fluid?
Thank you

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Old 21 Jul 2006, 09:21 am   #2 (permalink)
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Call an auto store, im pretty sure a gasket comes with filters. I would
not think anybody should reuse an old gasket, I would not.

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Old 21 Jul 2006, 11:50 am   #3 (permalink)
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rogv24@yahoo.com wrote:
> I have a toyota camry 1999 I wanted to replace the transmission fluid
> in my car.
> I called a car shop and they said there is no transmission gasket to be
> replaced
> when changing the oil. But, there is a filter that requires replacing.
> Is that true?

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Sounds like you may have reversed this story.
There's no filter, but there is a gasket. There is a strainer element
which can be replaced, but according to Toyota, not required.
Actually, you don't need to replace the gasket either unless it is
leaking.
There is a drain plug that can be removed to drain the fluid but you'll
need to do this several times to get most of the old flulid out.
Be careful when checking the level of the new fluid. Transmission has
to be at full operating temperature, driven at least ten miles, before
the final check, but not idling with A/C on in city traffic, or at
prolonged high speed.
Now if the fluid is old and deteriorated, it is a good idea to remove
the pan, clean the stainer and replace the gasket. Be scrupulously
clean. Even a tiny amount of lint from a rag can cause problems.
You should clean the inside of the pan with solvent and then allow to
air dry.

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Old 21 Jul 2006, 12:17 pm   #4 (permalink)
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You can call it a strainer if you wish because it is metal, but it in
fact filters to a specified micron level, if it clogs from filtering you
are in trouble. Best is replace it on the recomended basis. Use an old
gasket, if it leaks then you or the mechanic [ who wont want to eat the
cost] just waisted alot of money.

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Old 22 Jul 2006, 11:13 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Use a Fram ATF kit with a new strainer and cork-rubber gasket (not the
paper or recycled rubber tire gasket). Works well for about $20.

The pan and magnets should be wiped clean of the metal dust. It's
better to replace the strainer than trying to clean it. Do this if it's
never been done before. Finding a good mechanic is harder.

Also remember to drain and replace the ATF in the differential, that
old tranny still kept a separate sump.


rogv24@yahoo.com wrote:
> I have a toyota camry 1999 I wanted to replace the transmission fluid
> in my car.
> I called a car shop and they said there is no transmission gasket to be
> replaced
> when changing the oil. But, there is a filter that requires replacing.
> Is that true?
>
>
> Does that all needs to be done when replacing the transmission fluid?
> Thank you


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