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Auto transmission fluid change

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Ken, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. Jun 29, 2015 at 8:08 AM
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    Ken

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    I have a 2007 Tundra 5.7 with 88k miles. I am the second owner so I don't know when the last transmission fluid change was done,,,the dealer says wait until 100k to change it, but I'm use to changing more often,What are the feelings out there about changing fluid?
    it seems that 8-10 years is a long time between changes .Can you test the fluid to see if it's actually time to change?
     
  2. Jun 29, 2015 at 8:57 AM
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    Just change it if your worried about it. Don't wast the money and time testing just to find out that the recommend a change.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2015 at 10:42 AM
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    I would change it...cant be too safe if you're concerned about it.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2015 at 10:50 AM
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    I had the same dilemma with my 07. I recently had my AT fluid changed at 59K. Fluid looked good coming out as far as color and level. I'll change it again at 120K-ish. Maybe... Eight years is a long time between changes and this was a "first" year model. Apparently Toyota knew what they were talking about with the sealed tranny.
     
  5. Jun 29, 2015 at 2:41 PM
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    Thanks for the input
     
  6. Jun 29, 2015 at 5:13 PM
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    I will be changing mine before 100k if that helps
     
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  7. Jun 29, 2015 at 6:36 PM
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    From the looks of my fluid, 100K is most likely OK. Just seemed weird. Same with spark plugs.
     
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