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Old 08-06-2017, 10:20 PM
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Hello,
I just bought a 2005 Camry LE with 52,000 miles on it and in showroom condition. My gf's mother bought it new and as you can see, did not drive it much and mostly sat in the garage. It has a good history of oil and filter changes and a new set of tires 500 miles ago..that's it.
What would you mechanics recommend that I have done? I'm thinking a check of hoses and serpentine belt, change cabin filter, and a coolant flush.
Should transmission fluid be changed?
Should brake fluid be changed?
Assuming spark plugs should be good.

Anything else I should have done? It's such a beauty that I want to keep it as pristine as possible.

Thanks much,
Jim
 
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:12 PM
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For LONG trans life completely change all the trans fluid not just what is in the pan. The hotter the fluid becomes, the shorter its life. Even :life time" fluids wear out. Changing trans fluid sooner rather then later goes a long way to long trans life.

Draw out the fluid from the PS reservoir and replace with new. Do this between drives until the fluid is clear again.

Plugs should go 80-100K, check owners manual for recommended change.

Coolant has a finite life (years) for corrosion protection. Add additional corrosion protection or change. Use premixed or distilled water.

Brake fluid absorbs moisture. This can cause issue of corrosion and lower boiling point. Moisture tends to turn the fluid black. Most owners never change the fluid but changing it is easy enough and cheap.

Belts, hoses, etc check for age cracking and spongy feel.
 
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:57 PM
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Sorry for the elementary question but, I can't find a tranny fluid dipstick in my 2005 Camry SE 3.3 - where is it?Thanks.
 
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Old 05-05-2018, 11:41 AM
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Look on the drivers side of engine for this:

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...=1431008&jsn=8
 
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