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What happened to checking the transmission fluid level? I can not find any reference to it in the Owner's Manual.
 

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From the factory service manual...

AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID
ON-VEHICLE INSPECTION
1. CHECK TRANSAXLE FLUID LEVEL
HINT:
Drive the vehicle so that the engine and transaxle are at
normal operating temperature.
Fluid temperature:
70 to 80°C (158 to 176°F)
(a) Park the vehicle on a level surface and set the
parking brake.
(b) With the engine idling and the brake pedal
depressed, move the shift lever to each position
from P to L position, and return it to the P position.
(c) Take out the ATF dipstick and wipe it clean.
(d) Fully push the dipstick back into the pipe.
(e) Take it out and check that the fluid level is at the
HOT position.
If there are leaks, it is necessary to repair or replace
O-rings, FIPGs, oil seals, plugs and/or other parts.
 

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The scheduled maintenance guide "Passport" only shows fluid replacement every 60k if towing, nothing for regular driving.
 

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The reason I ask is that I use to own a MDX with a similar type of 4WD system, electronic wet clutch system. Acura recommand diff. fluid change every 15000 miles. Maybe Toyota's electronic 4WD system might be a little different or maybe Toyota uses a different type of fluid. So let me get this right, if you tow, then change the diff. fluid every 60K miles. If you dont, then the diff fluid last the life of the vehicle?
 
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