Last post on May 02, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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Toyota Matrix, Toyota, Wagon
#1 of 9 Owners Manual Maintenance ??'s
Jan 31, 2007 (6:13 am)
I have a beautiful 2003 Xr I love it Prob. the best car I've owned.
When I bought it I didnt realize that it didnt have an Owner's amnual or service log.
If there's any1 out there with the 03 matrix Xr tell me the mfg maintenance schedual up to 60K?
Mainly looking for
Auto Trans Fluid
and any other major stuff
#2 of 9 No timing belt Has Chain just learned.
Jan 31, 2007 (12:14 pm)
#3 of 9 Re: No timing belt Has Chain just learned. [goredmatrixgo]
Feb 01, 2007 (7:38 pm)
Let's see...I will omit the lists of "inspections" that are supposed to occur, but broadly speaking, the rest of the thing goes like this:
oil and filter change, every 5K
tire rotation, every 5K
cabin air filter replacement, every 20K
underhood air filter replacement, every 30K
The coolant is the 100K-mile stuff, and the plugs are due for replacement at 120K. No transmission oil/fluid replacement is recommended at all for routine use, and I remember from my '03 there is actually a sticker on the auto trans dipstick that says that too. Now of course, there have been many skeptics on these boards that have said you'd be crazy not to change it, but the manufacturer has not said you need to, so you be the judge. As for me, my new car is a manual, and I will probably change the transmission oil somewhere along the way before 100K miles, even though it isn't called for in the schedule.
Finally, these are NOT the dirt road/towing intervals. If you do either of those regularly, you need to do other stuff as well (including transmission fluid changes every 30K if you tow).
#4 of 9 Re: No timing belt Has Chain just learned. [nippononly]
Feb 02, 2007 (12:13 pm)
I was losing faith in some1 responding.
It sounds like Toyota has an easy service maintenance plan.
I will prob. flush out the coolant and trans (Auto) b4 100K miles. Why not be on the safe side.
My Kia Sorento plan is crazy
Timing belt change 40K and again 80K
Trans Fluch 60K
Diff. Fluid 20, 40, 60K
Very expensive to maintain the warranty on it.
Thanks again for the info
#5 of 9 You're welcome! :-)
Feb 02, 2007 (3:01 pm)
#6 of 9 Re: You're welcome! :-) [nippononly]
Jan 08, 2008 (10:45 am)
Matrix uses a timing chain, not a belt, so Toyota eliminated that costly service on this model. You can go to Toyota.com and look up the service recommendactions for all their models (I think it goes back to 03).
#8 of 9 2005 Matrix XR - Timing Belt vs. Chain
May 01, 2010 (4:48 am)
From what I've read here, it looks as though this vehicle has a timing chain vs. a belt. does this mean that since I'm at 107K miles I don't need to worry about changing it? Thanks... BIGGSEAL OUT!
#9 of 9 Re: 2005 Matrix XR - Timing Belt vs. Chain [biggseal]
May 02, 2010 (3:03 pm)
If you change your oil regularly the chain itself will in theory last the life of the engine.
In reality the sprockets and chain tensioner typically get noisy ~200-300K miles.