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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 4dr Sedan Manual (Natl)

2002 Toyota Corolla
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
32 mpg city / 41 mpg hwy
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March 1, 2013, 2:48 am

Patrick R
 

Question: Transmission Fluid Change

Can I ask your help?
I have a 2007 Toyota Corolla. I have called 3 different
Dealership Service Departments by phone, and got 3 different answers as to what method
is the one to use as far what the manufacturer recommends. (I can't seem to find it in the manual)
One said just drain and fill the transmission fluid and that is the way. 2.) Another said that it should be flushed out.
3.) another said the pan should be removed and shavings should be cleared out, screen
should be cleaned or replaced and gasket should be replaced. Each place does it differently. Also, I should say that the car has about 60,000 miles and has never been changed. The fluid is darker than new of course, but no smell or other evidence of a problem. I have not yet made up my mind which dealership to go to. Any help is surely appreciated, thank-you very much, Patrick


March 8, 2013, 8:54 pm

Tyler O
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They are all good answers. The best (and most expensive) is to remove the pan, replace the filter, and refill.


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