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Hi everyone,

Looking if anyone has a thorough, complete video of how to safely replace the transmission fluid and filter, as well as the differential.
Otherwise, a complete guide would be good too.

I also am looking if anyone can vouch for a specific aftermarket filter replacement, as the OEM ones are pricey.

I do plan on replacing the fluid with Genuine Toyota Dex 3. (expensive!)

These are the links to the parts I have found currently.

what else do I need?

FYI-I bought my Camry about a year ago. I got it with just over 20K (not a typo) and it now has 24.5K.
I assume it has the original factory fluid in it currently, last time I looked it still had a reddish tinge.


Thanks

Genuine crush washers

Genuine ATF fluid
 

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I just replaced the filter (actually a screen) and fluid in my 2000 Camry. $20 filter at auto-zone would do. I always use this fluid in my older Toyota transmissions for years and never had any issue. Very smooth shifting.
Valvoline MaxLife Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid - 1 Gallon
 

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It's just a screen filter, most anybody that isn't some no-name eBay Chinese brand will do. Make sure to get a kit with a RUBBER gasket and NOT cork.

You can torque to spec (pan bolt torque is a measly 48 in-lbs, IIRC), or you can do what I do: use the later U-series transmission torque procedure, which is to put a little transmission RTV on each bolt, then torque in criss-cross pattern to 69 in-lbs.

Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc ATF is what I use. Fantastic results. Dexron VI works great in this application (MaxLife is basically Dex VI with several additive packages). No harm using the deprecated Dex III either.
 

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It's a screen, no need to replace, just clean (after removal) with solvent and soft brush.

Do the complete flush method with helper. I have always used Castrol Import Multi-vehicle ATF, but others suggestions will also be fine.
 

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After doing several of these over the years(and rarely finding anything in the pan or screen), I now only do a drain and refill.
 

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OP,
Just an FYI on the diff. Make sure the fill plug will come loose before you drain it. Also, torque is 36# on trans plug and both diff plugs.
 
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