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The Camry XLE is approaching 60,000 miles. I have not done any 15,000 30,000 or 45,000 services.
 

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For the 2007? No. Follow the manual recommendations.
 
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I would.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I remember the car salesman saying that you never need to change the tranny oil
 

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For the new toyotas....if you have a tranny dipstick that you can't open up or don't have one at all then you don't need to change it. If it's red tipped, change at 60k. If it's black tipped, change at 100k. Toyota's tranny fluid seems to get black awfully quick but even still they recc. waiting til 100k if you have that color tranny dipstick.
 

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For the new toyotas....if you have a tranny dipstick that you can't open up or don't have one at all then you don't need to change it. If it's red tipped, change at 60k. If it's black tipped, change at 100k. Toyota's tranny fluid seems to get black awfully quick but even still they recc. waiting til 100k if you have that color tranny dipstick.
If the dipstick is black, wouldnt it be more of a reason to change the fluid?
 

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From what I heard the fluid getting black early is normal for Toyota tranny fluid. Personally, I think it's a lame duck excuse. All I know is, if you want to change your fluid at 60k go ahead. It won't hurt at all and it gives you peace of mind.
 

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drain and refill tranny fluid every year and your tranny will last 500,000 miles, never flush, just drain and refill.
 

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That's a little excessive.....on my old 98 Sunfire with the 3T40 3 speed automatic (no overdrive=a lot of wear and tear!!!), I would do it every two years, along with the tranny filter. At almost 160k the trans was in perfect shape, no slipping or anything. Like people always say, "Don't over-engineer the car".
 

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The Camry XLE is approaching 60,000 miles. I have not done any 15,000 30,000 or 45,000 services.
What are the operating conditions and your driving style?

Aggressive driving, in high temps, with frequent shifting, especially at high throttle opening all would indicate a need for more frequent service, as they drive fluid deterioration. On the other hand, if you have a 'relaxed' driving style with many miles at a constant throttle, and in moderate temps (< 80F), a 100K mile + change interval is likely OK. Another factor is the ownership duration goal - if you want to drive the car beyond 200K miles, then the more frequent fluid changes will pay dividends. If you bail out of a car at < 100K, not so much.

So, by all means, follow the manual as a MINIMUM maintenance requirement. But also tailor the recommendation to your car's operating conditions and goals.
 

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I don't buy the 'lifetime fluid' thing. I do a drain/refill every so often, probably every other year.
 

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Meh, why not, if you have the money and time, it wouldn't hurt, if it's a car you want to keep, then change it, at the same time you can flush power steering and brake fluid also.
 
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