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Old 10-26-2018, 12:10 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JSH View Post
A fluid and filter change is all that is required. However it is critical as ATF fluid breaks down over time. It is also important to put in the correct type of fluid per the manufacturer’s spec.
Agreed, but the common thread is that transmissions die under the operation of these 2 individuals. Plenty of other people I know drive older cars, and similarly neglect maintenance, and don't have dying transmissions. I know it's anecdotal, but I also see the similarities in the way the 2 people drive.

Give me a Camry and I'll drive it 300,000 miles without a single ATF change. Not saying neglecting maintenance is fine, only saying that many (most?) people don't keep up on these things and they don't have problems. BTW, the Camry manual only says to check the fluid every 30k miles, and says nothing about a change interval. Other cars specify an interval of 100k to 150k miles.
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