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Old 10-23-2018, 12:23 PM
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Thanks for checking this out. I just bought a 2012 Le for my daughter. Carfax was clean and vehicle seems very nice and drives well. I assume I will need new brake pads soon as last owner for (14K miles) says never changed. What else should I be expecting in the next year or two. Car has 67k miles. Thanks
Old 10-25-2018, 11:11 AM
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Congrats on your Camry purchase!

One can look at the brake pads when still installed and determine the amount of material left. Might use Toyota brand pads, more expensive but less prone to make noise. Be sure to reinstall all the shims/clips, etc. `

The 67K is not that much. However suggest thinking about doing a complete trans fluid change. Worn/dirty trans fluid is the No 1 cause of trans failure. Toyota may say "lifetime" trans fluid and that it never needs changing but that's the "lifetime" of the trans.

The drivers door edge should have a sticker on it having the trans model such as U660E, U760E Using this can search internet on how to change the fluid. Toyota eliminated the trans dip stick thus need add fluid from under the car. The trans is supposed to use a synthetic fluid. Toyota has their brand but there are suitable substitutes being used.

The 4 cylinder trans had issues of shudder, delayed shifting, slipping and torque converter issues. There was a Toyota campaign to update the trans software.
Old 10-25-2018, 11:17 AM
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Thanks so much! I know these cars can go forever if properly cared for so I appreciate any Insight
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