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Changing transmission fluid

So my mom just picked up a 2015 rav4 pretty recently and Iíve been changing the fluids on it to get a baseline. It was from a private party so not much maintenance logs. However, it is in pretty great shape. I plan on doing the transmission fluid, but it looks like on these models itís a sealed transmission. Making it hard for a DIY project. So Iím curious with 80k miles. Do I take it to the dealership to get flushed? Or should I do the drain and fill method after the fluid is at the right temp? I would really like to try and replace the internal filter if possible. Just wonder what is the best route here.

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It would not matter much if you drop the pan and change the filter. You would still have to drain and fill the transmission because you are not going to get much more transmission fluid out dropping the pan. The critical part is catching all the fluid so you know how much to put back in. There are a number of YouTube videos you can watch. You can also go to this site and pay $20.00 for a two day pass and print the directions from the ToyotaTech site. Your transmission model is marked inside the drivers side door on the plate on the post.
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