1998 Camry (AKA BEST EVER)

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1998 Camry (AKA BEST EVER)

Postby Sonic » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:35 am

I drive , except it isn't that one. It just looks like it, and is the easiest car to find an exact picture of on the internet.

I'm rocking a young 115k miles, with an refurbished engine that was put in ~90k. The automatic transmission has never had an fluid changes. I rarely get a problem where while cruising around 60mph. What happens is I'll go up a hill, the transmission shifts down for power, but after the hill it does not shift back up (Just going down the road @ 3.5kRPM).

I have heard that a ATF change on an older transmission can kill off a transmission and it's 70$ + an hour of my time.

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Re: 1998 Camry (AKA BEST EVER)

Postby Harness » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:40 pm

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Re: 1998 Camry (AKA BEST EVER)

Postby Sonic » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:55 pm

98, le, 4cyl

no lights.

I'll see who in the area does a flush and not just a fluid change

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Re: 1998 Camry (AKA BEST EVER)

Postby Harness » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:16 pm

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Re: 1998 Camry (AKA BEST EVER)

Postby Sonic » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:15 am

When I started thinking about this last Saturday the only place that answered their phone only did a change & filter change, not a flush.

Why do you believe it should be done by a professional not DIY?

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Re: 1998 Camry (AKA BEST EVER)

Postby Harness » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:45 pm

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Re: 1998 Camry (AKA BEST EVER)

Postby Sonic » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:48 pm

Two shops that I have called specifically said that believe I should only do a change and not a flush because of the high detergent levels in ATF. That changing some of the fluid would be a good thing, but not to change all of it.

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Re: 1998 Camry (AKA BEST EVER)

Postby Harness » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:48 pm

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Re: 1998 Camry (AKA BEST EVER)

Postby Harness » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:14 pm

I don't want you do do something that you don't feel is right. My opinion is that trans flushing is the way to go and, in all honesty, is what I do on roughly 80% of cars I see - and I've never had a problem. My guess is that if you call a shop with a flush machine they will tell you to flush it - If you call a shop without a machine, they will say to drain and fill.

It's your choice,Sonic, but there will be no chance in hell I will ever change my manufacture trained, ASE certified, MAP guideline following, 18 year old opinion unless the god of cars roars past me in his 60's Camaro and zaps the knowledge of transmission fluids into me with his mighty spark plug. :thumbsup:
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Re: 1998 Camry (AKA BEST EVER)

Postby Darkfoxx » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:20 am

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Re: 1998 Camry (AKA BEST EVER)

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Re: 1998 Camry (AKA BEST EVER)

Postby Sonic » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:28 am

Oh I believe him. Just wanted to see what he thinks about some of the stuff I've heard. I'm getting it done on Friday :)

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Re: 1998 Camry (AKA BEST EVER)

Postby Harness » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:03 am

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Re: 1998 Camry (AKA BEST EVER)

Postby Sonic » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:00 pm

I haven't done anything yet. I checked my fluid, it's brownish red, not nasty...it is over the hot line even when it is cold though...There wasn't much difference in color between wipe 1 and wipe 2.

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Re: 1998 Camry (AKA BEST EVER)

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