I own a 2001 4wd Access Cab Tundra with about 83k miles which I bought new. To be honest it is the first vehicle with an automatic transmission that I have owned. I had the full service done at the dealer at the 30k and 60k marks (plugs, cooling system flush, differential oil changed (front at 60k), etc.. When I took it in at 30k I asked about the transmission and they said there was no scheduled maintenance due but they had an automatic transmission service for about $60 which included new fluid and cleaning the filter. I had that done at 30k and again at 60k thinking I was in good shape. I received a coupon flyer from the dealer a couple days ago and one of the coupons was for a "transmission flush" for $199. I called and they said that this included removing all the old fluid, flushing the tranny and replacing with all new. I really didn't realize that there were two levels of service available. Just as a side note I did realize the timing belt is up for being changed at 90k.
I have pretty much babied the truck since I've had it, I never really "get on it". My wife thinks I drive like a "putz". I've used it for towing about 300 miles if even that. I commute 60 miles a day to work on the open highway which explains the mileage. I intended on keeping the truck to at least the 140k to 150k mark but now I am wondering if i could run into tranny problems before then. If I keep the truck I'll obviously have the flush done at 90k (if not before). The 2001 models do have the factory installed tranny oil cooler.
Does anyone have a gut instinct for how the tranny should hold up given the history? Obviously there are no guaruntees but I'm trying to figure if I screwed up "big time" or if chances are it is ok. I have had zero indications of any problems. I am a little upset with the dealer for not explaining things more thoroughly as they know I am conscientious about maintaining my vehicles. I know I had the "basic" tranny service done at 30k and 60k but did it really do any good? Should I hang on to it or trade it in? Thanks for any advice!!!