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Old 02-27-2007, 09:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1993 Camry Transmission Filter and Fluid

Can anyone tell me how difficult it would be to change the transmission fluid and filter on a 1993 toyota camry? I've own this for a good while and have never change the fluids before. Just wondering how trying it's going to be. The engine is a 2.0 transmission is automatic.

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More messy then hard. Haynes Manual is a big help.
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Thanks AlotaWatts!!!

I think I bought the manual a while back and have it in my garage. I'll look it up when I get home.

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Can anyone tell me how difficult it would be to change the transmission fluid and filter on a 1993 toyota camry? I've own this for a good while and have never change the fluids before. Just wondering how trying it's going to be. The engine is a 2.0 transmission is automatic.

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Like mentioned above, it's more messy than anything. Just make sure that 1) You get a good seal on the pan gasket and 2) You refill the tranny to the correct amount. If you've got a manual (Haynes, Chilton, Toyota) you've got what you need to explain it to you.

Oh btw, unless you've had a swap of sorts, you should have a 2.2 liter engine if you have a 93 camry.
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I think I bought the manual a while back and have it in my garage. I'll look it up when I get home.

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You can download a factory manual at the top of this forum.
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USA Hey Mike

Hey RenMike,

The auto parts dealers is telling me that this model of Camry came with 2 different types of Transmissions. Can you tell me which is the more common? Do you think the manual will tell me by reading the vin number? I believe this still has the original engine and tranny.
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The auto parts dealers is telling me that this model of Camry came with 2 different types of Transmissions. Can you tell me which is the more common? Do you think the manual will tell me by reading the vin number? I believe this still has the original engine and tranny.
Should be an A140 if it's an automatic, I do not know what the model of the manual tranny is. The only engine options I'm aware of on a US-market Camry during 92-96 was either the 2.2 liter 4 cylinder or the 3.0 liter v6.

If in fact you have a 2.0 liter engine, I would suspect it came from either a previous generation Camry/Celica or a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) Camry, and if that is the case I don't have the foggiest if they used a different Transmission. I know that for the make/model/year you mentioned above, AZ only offers one type of automatic transmission filter. If anything, you can get the kit and count the holes on the gasket and see if it matches the bolts on the tranny pan.
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The transmission probably has a drain plug. I take the lazy way and just drain it like the oil and leave the pan alone. It may have a gauze filter, or just a metal strainer, im not sure which but i know mine 2002 has a strainer. I've never seen a clogged strainer yet, i think the trans would be half dead before that would happen, and then cleaning is too late anyways. The key is to change the fluid every 20,000 - 30,000 and the trans should last you a long long time unless it gets beat on by the driver(s).
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USA RenMike, you hit the nail on the head bud!

You were absolutely right when you said the Tranny was an A140. First of all I want to thank everyone who gave their expert advice. I completeled the transmission fuild change with no problems, well maybe one. For some reason there were 3 metal magnetic squares inside the transmission pan. During cleaning, they all came loose so I reposition them the best that I could. Once I was completed, I took her for a test spin and she drove like Lela Ali right before her boxing match......a champ!

Again, Thanks ALL!!!

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You may want to search for pics of just where those magnets go. Put them in the right spots next change as misplacement can cause problems or so I've been told.
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