What seals should be replaced when a dealership replaces a transmission on a 2004 Toyota Camry Se?


Asked by Jun 07, 2016 at 07:50 PM about the 2004 Toyota Camry SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

6 Answers

Tom Demyan

if the dealership is putting in a new or remanufactured transmission, the seals are part of the transmission case and should be new. Why do you ask? Is it leaking? If so, take it back ASAP.

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Yes, they discovered the leak while performing an oil change yesterday. This is the recommendation word for word, "driver's side axle needs to be replaced $259.50 plus tax, $197.50 plus tax to replace axle seal if not doing axle, $82.99 if replacing axle at the same time". They installed a used transmission with similar mileage to what the former one had with a year warranty on parts and labor. The invoice date is June 9, 2015. The car sat there for 4 months while they located the replacement.

Tom Demyan

OK, so installing a used part is always a crap shoot, so you have to be looking for things like this. No way of knowing it would leak before installing though to answer your question. So I don't see an issue with replacing the seal if in fact it is leaking.


Ok. My question is, shouldn't this be covered under the 1 year parts and labor warranty? Not at my expense.

Tom Demyan

I don't know the full details of the warranty. What does the contract say? That would be between you and the dealer or shop that performed the work.


1 year on parts and labor. They're taking care of everything. Once I pointed out the invoice date, they couldn't argue because I'm still in warranty. Thank you for confirming which seals should be changed when replacing a transmission. They did NOT change that seal.

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