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Hi. I am looking to buy a '97 ES300 with 90k miles. I hear that these cars have terrible transmissions and need to be replaced at about 110k-150k miles. I will be doing quite a bit of driving and reading about transmission problems makes me have second thoughts about this car. In your experience, have you had any transmission flushes done to your car? Have you had any transmission work done? Your input will be appreciated.Report it
Sorry, I don't visit this site very often... I know you asked almost a year ago, but here's my answer. I've done absolutely nothing to the transmission. I've heard that flushing transmission fluid can make the transmission go bad. So, no, I never touched it, and transmission held up fine. I know, sounds crazy to leave the same fluid for 200k miles, but I did, and nothing went wrong.Report it
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