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Toyota Camry, Transmission, Sedan
#39 of 181 Transmission fluid for 2005 camry
May 28, 2005 (8:10 am)
Okay, now I'm mad. I got a 2004 accord and they say use honda trans fluid or you'll ruin the trans.There's other things we don't like about the honda so I got a new 2005 camry LE. Love it but just read the manual and it states that I have to use toyota trans fluid like the honda or else suffer the consequences. Okay, so I go and buy 3 qts from toyota every 30K or so (I change mine frequent to avoid issues). But it used to be that you could use dexron III for trans fluid. did so on my 1994's and my mom's 1998 model camry. That bites. So much easier to go to auto zone and the like and get a name brand trans fluid. Just like oil. they say use toyota oil (give me a break). I use castrol in my cars and it's better than the toyota stuff any day. As for power steering fluid, it's dexron III (go figure).
Has anyone used dexron III fluid instead of the toyota trans fluid???? thanks
#40 of 181 Re: Transmission fluid for 2005 camry [chevymalibu]
Aug 16, 2005 (5:15 am)
See my reply in the Toyota Camry problems and solutions thread.
#41 of 181 02 Camry LE Transmission Problem after 110K mile Dealer Maint
Aug 17, 2005 (2:05 pm)
> Hello Everyone, My sister recently brought her 02 Camry to the
> Toyota of Redlands dealer to get her camry's 110K Mile Service Maint
> Done, they did the Basic engine stuff Serp Belt etc.. and Drained
> Filled the Transmission $500 bucks, thats what was Listed on the work order.
> this was done a month ago, now there was a tapping shutter sound
> comming from the tranny, she experienced slippage after 40 mph, she
> brought the camry back to the dealer and they came back with an
> estimate of $3K. WTF???!!! there was no tranny problem reported
> durring the initial 110K mile service maint check. what went wrong
OK, I checked last night and found 4 oil pan bolts were loose where a leak was discovered, I have pix(I just need to know how to show it),...and its down about a quart.......I tightened the loose bolts and I told my Sis to pickup a bottle of Genuine Toyota ATF-T IV oil and add it see what happens,...the Service Dept should have seen this leak a month ago if it existed then and listed it as an issue on the Work Order. Sabatoge????
> Please Advise Me
PS My Sister said the Service Done is irrelevent to what had happened....I see a letter to BBB.
#42 of 181 Re: 02 Camry LE Transmission Problem after 110K mile Dealer Maint [ceds01]
Aug 18, 2005 (3:30 am)
you fixed the loose bolts and put more fluid in the trans. how does it perform now?? if it's normal, then that's fine. I always checked my pan bolts after doing a filter change in my 94 camrys and some wiggle loose. Even the oil pan that was problematic had loose screws and I had to keep retightening them. I'm not an expert in trans repair but I thought poor fluid and abuse kills them but if the fluid leaks it just shuts down (ie. slips and you don't move). I'm hoping that your car is fine now with the correct fluid amount. Also, it hasn't been long since the repair and you caught it. Let us know how it turned out.
#44 of 181 "D" or "N" when stopping on traffic or red lights?
Aug 19, 2005 (1:24 pm)
You guys may laugh at me while ask this: should I switch to "N" when a car is
not moving for an automatic transmission? Or stay on "D". I always leave on "D"
while driving just for convenience. My first two cars were manual, so I had to
on "N" while stopped. Driving an auto for many years now, just thought about
why not switch to "N" when stop - may save on some gas (?). Does anyone
have experience on switching "D" and "N" for auto-trans cars? If you do switch
between "D" and "N", is there any harm to the auto-transmission?
#46 of 181 Re: "D" or "N" when stopping on traffic or red lights? [ycz]
Aug 19, 2005 (2:29 pm)
There's absolutely no reason to switch out of D at a stop light. If you're waiting 2-3 for a train to go by, I put it in P just to be able to take my foot off the brake.
#47 of 181 Transmission oil leak??
Aug 29, 2005 (11:33 am)
I have a 97' camry and did a regular maintainence recently. The merchanic told me that the tranmission oil is leaking (only about 3/4 left). The cost to fix it is $150, according to him.
Last time I did the transsmission oil change at Jiffy Lub in May 2004 and do nothing since then. (I did not even check it!). Can anybody let me know would it be a really leaking problem? Could it be a normal thing for an old car like my 97's camry?
#48 of 181 Re: Transmission oil leak?? [hongw]
Aug 31, 2005 (7:02 am)
I have a 97 LE and I only have my transmission drained once and flushed once at 60K and 100K mile. Never have any leak or problem at all.
Can you see oil under your transmission pan? Did you see oil from your driveway?
The main reason for oil leak is usually from a bad gasket. Run your finger around the pan and see if find something.