OK, so I bought a 2004 Camry (4 cyl.) that was fairly meticulously serviced at the dealer. 30+ times in 138K miles. However, there is no mention of changing the ATF. So, I checked to see if it was burnt, etc… It is red with no odd smells.
Problem is, there was water on my hood, and while I had the dip stick out, a couple drops of water fell into the engine compartment. Not sure if any found its way into the trans dip stick. How worried should I be?
I have been reading on how bad water in ATF is. That it gets absorbed by certain things, causes corrosion, etc…
Also, I have heard many takes on changing the ATF. Some people say to not change it if it hasn’t been changed by a certain time. others say only change it if it is burnt. Etc… Not sure who to believe.
Toyota serviced the vehicle since it was new, and checked the tranny and performed all scheduled maint. So I’m not sure what to do in this regard.
Thanks for all your help guys. I really do appreciate it.