Hi Scotty. I just bought a 1998 Toyota Camry, 4 cylinder 2.2 liter. The previous owner run it hard, but transmission is still smooth and motor also has no problems. The most recent issue that I came…

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Hi Scotty. I just bought a 1998 Toyota Camry, 4 cylinder 2.2 liter. The previous owner run it hard, but transmission is still smooth and motor also has no problems. The most recent issue that I came across was the radiator leaking. I bought and replaced myself, but noticed that when disconnecting the transmission cooler lines, the fluid was barley red. Should I change the transmission fluid now, or can I use it for a little longer? Also, all 4 shocks are dead. the front one's have some life left in them, but the back one's can only hold the cars weight. Going over speed bumps or railroad tracks feels like the Dukes of Hazard. How hard are these to replace, as I'm trying to save as much money as I can by doing things myself. Full set of shocks that aren't cheap or too expensive from Auto Zone costs $408. Any other things I should do to maintain the car? Thank You!

BP.

P.S: I recently did an oil change, as it was over filled about half a quart to a quart. Was hoping it'd fix the issues where it starts, and for a few seconds it sounds like it's pinging, but then goes away. It still does it when starting, and when giving it gas in park, but now it's doing it at higher RPMS. Don't know if spark plugs need to be changed, as they won't come out. Also rolls back when e-brake is applied.