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Transmission
05-14-2007, 03:24 PM
Post: #1
Transmission
I have a 1998 Toyoto Camry, 200,000 miles. Minor leak and need transmission gaskets replaced. I was told by a transmission repair shop that if service has not been kept up that a flush and/or replacement of fluids would probaly result in the transmission going out. Is that true?
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05-14-2007, 08:03 PM
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RE: Transmission
I TELL MY CUSTOMERS THE SAME THING. ANSWER IS POSSIBLY. WHAT GASKETS?
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05-15-2007, 12:51 PM
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RE: Transmission
tom kilgannon Wrote:I TELL MY CUSTOMERS THE SAME THING. ANSWER IS POSSIBLY. WHAT GASKETS?

Tom, Thanks for the info. I was told I needed the rear main seal replaced and the trans pan resealed about 10,000 miles ago. I had trans flush done at a quick lube place at about 150,000. That is the only trans service this car has ever had. It sounds like all I can do is let it ride and hope the transmission doesn't go out. This is a great car, I'd really like to get another 100K miles out of it.
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05-15-2007, 10:31 PM
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RE: Transmission
there is no rear main on trans. do you mean eng. are you adding trans.atf. or engine oil?
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05-16-2007, 10:21 AM
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RE: Transmission
tom kilgannon Wrote:there is no rear main on trans. do you mean eng. are you adding trans.atf. or engine oil?

My quote from a Toyoto shop says "REAR MAIN SEAL 650.00" and "TRANS PAN RESEAL 105.00" I assume they would be adding trans fluid, I don't know about ATF. Am I looking at trans failure if I do anything at this point?
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05-16-2007, 11:33 AM
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RE: Transmission
The rear main seal is in the engine and leaks engine oil. It has nothing to do with the transmission. You can purchase a filter kit and fluid and replace the filter and pan gasket yourself if you don't mind getting a little dirty. The rear main seal is another story. Unless you are adept at repairs, I would not attempt replacment of the seal. Good luck.

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