I have a 2003 Camry with 144,000 miles that still is a great car. Over the 15 years I have owned the car I have spent very little in maintenance and the car looks good and runs well. The problem is I haven’t ever changed transmission fluid and I am becoming concerned. I took the vehicle to my mechanic and he advised me not to change to fluid now since he has heard of transmission problems with similar situations after changing at such high millage.
I did some research on the internet on this matter and I read an interesting article that stated what I should do was to change the fluid and then, after driving the car a couple of thousand miles drop the trans pad and check and replace the transmission filter or screen to be sure that the new fluid, with all its now fresh detergents, hasn’t clogged the filter or screen.
This makes sense to me, but before I go ahead I would like your advice.