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Transmission fluid change - toyota rav4 2012 limited 4x4 (4 cylinder)

When replacing at a Toyota dealer do you recommend 'drain and fill' or 'flush?'

Hi Scotty,

When replacing at a Toyota dealer do you recommend 'drain and fill' or 'flush?' Flush costs more.

Also, do do you recommend replacing screen filter, gasket and cleaning pan? Dealer doesn't do this.

Per dealer "Cleaning the transmission oil pan is not a necessary service to maintain the vehicle. The gasket does not require replacement unless it is damaged or replacing the oil pan. "

Car has 96,000 KM

just drain and fill.

Are late model Toyotas good cars ? It seems when it comes to cars ,the older seems better. I like the Rav 4 limited does 'limited' mean limited slip differential and if that breaks down ,can the car still run normally?

Limited is just option package upgrade. You would need "locker" in differential which is more common as aftermarket kit for truck or SUV with mudding in mind. Locker is not ideal for everyday driving as the outside wheel is trying to spin faster than inside wheel during turn and will cause wheel to hop (make awful sound like breaking).

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