2008 Camry with 152000 miles, transmission fluid never changed, it is dark in color now, should it be chnaged?


Asked by Jul 10, 2016 at 07:15 PM about the 2008 Toyota Camry

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Absolutely, especially with the discoloration. I'm guessing it has a funny smell to it as well. I would change it every 50,000 just to be safe. Best of luck!


This is a TOPIC of intense debut.. Some "experts" say never change it as do some manufacturers! The other camp wants it changed every 6 Months or whatever! I'll leave that to those whom it matters.. IF your concerned I suggest having a sample of it Lab tested "see what in it" and It's NOT expensive to have it analyzed.


While I agree with debating among experts portion, if discoloration has presented itself, it is time for a change. I only mentioned to change every 50,000 as precaution and safety net.

Tony Ciccotelli

When you suggest "Change"....what method are you suggesting?

Tom Demyan

Drain and fill would be the best, not a flush. But with 152K and fluid that is dark and smelly, a change will help it along a little longer before a rebuild.

Tony Ciccotelli

How would you drain the torque converter?

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