98 Camry Tran. Hesitating

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Old 22 Jul 2003, 03:14 am   #1 (permalink)
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We have a 1998 Camry with 40K miles, automatic transmission. Twice in the
last 3 months it has started hesitating at stop lights. When doing this it
will not creep forward if you take your foot off of the brake, nor will it
"go" until the RPM exceeds 2000. In fact, you can sit there and push the
gas pedal enough to increase the RPM from about 750 to 1800 and it won't
move; you can do this over and over as if you were revving up a stick with
the clutch pushed in. Once you exceed 2000 RPM it will lurch off, but it
shifts up a little roughly. Before and after this happened it ran like a
top and a transmission guy said he could find nothing wrong.
The first time it happened, we took it to a guy who flushed out all of the
transmission fluid and replaced the filter. This "fixed" the problem -
until it happened about 3 months later. Any ideas? Thanks, Ed


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Old 22 Jul 2003, 03:22 am   #2 (permalink)
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"Ed" <mjodry@att.net> wrote in message
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> We have a 1998 Camry with 40K miles, automatic transmission. Twice in the
> last 3 months it has started hesitating at stop lights. When doing this

it
> will not creep forward if you take your foot off of the brake, nor will it
> "go" until the RPM exceeds 2000. In fact, you can sit there and push the
> gas pedal enough to increase the RPM from about 750 to 1800 and it won't
> move; you can do this over and over as if you were revving up a stick with
> the clutch pushed in. Once you exceed 2000 RPM it will lurch off, but it
> shifts up a little roughly.


Not good for your transmission to start off at 2000 rpm. You may be causing
more damage.

> Before and after this happened it ran like a
> top and a transmission guy said he could find nothing wrong.


Transmission guy? Take it to a Toyota Dealer. Look for a dealer in your area
that offers a special on transmission service (fluid change). When you take
it in, tell them about your symptoms. Don't mention about the non-Toyota
service. You can sometimes find service specials on their internet sites.
Transmissions are very complex mechanical and electronic machines these
days. Sometimes they need the electronics adjusted or re-programmed,
something that a non-Toyota service shop probably can't do.

> The first time it happened, we took it to a guy who flushed out all of the
> transmission fluid and replaced the filter. This "fixed" the problem -
> until it happened about 3 months later. Any ideas? Thanks, Ed
>



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Old 23 Jul 2003, 08:55 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Mark A,
About your two Reponses:
Yes, it can be damaging to start off at a higher rpm; the two times
this has happened I've managed to finesse the gas applied to minimize the
lurch off the line
We did take it to a Toyota dealership; the experienced clerk there
looked at me like I had three eyes, and recommended we turn it over to them
for diagnostic tests with a good chance they would not find anything (and
cost us around $100). The other idea was wait until it happened again and
bring it in.
If the problem is an intermittent electronic error, will a normal
Toyota transmission check find it (i.e., is there an electronic error record
stored for later perusal), or should we wait for it to happen again.
Thanks, Ed


"> > We have a 1998 Camry with 40K miles, automatic transmission. Twice in
the
> > last 3 months it has started hesitating at stop lights. When doing this

> it
> > will not creep forward if you take your foot off of the brake, nor will

it
> > "go" until the RPM exceeds 2000. In fact, you can sit there and push

the
> > gas pedal enough to increase the RPM from about 750 to 1800 and it won't
> > move; you can do this over and over as if you were revving up a stick

with
> > the clutch pushed in. Once you exceed 2000 RPM it will lurch off, but

it
> > shifts up a little roughly.

>
> Not good for your transmission to start off at 2000 rpm. You may be

causing
> more damage.
>
> > Before and after this happened it ran like a
> > top and a transmission guy said he could find nothing wrong.

>
> Transmission guy? Take it to a Toyota Dealer. Look for a dealer in your

area
> that offers a special on transmission service (fluid change). When you

take
> it in, tell them about your symptoms. Don't mention about the non-Toyota
> service. You can sometimes find service specials on their internet sites.
> Transmissions are very complex mechanical and electronic machines these
> days. Sometimes they need the electronics adjusted or re-programmed,
> something that a non-Toyota service shop probably can't do.
>
> > The first time it happened, we took it to a guy who flushed out all of

the
> > transmission fluid and replaced the filter. This "fixed" the problem -
> > until it happened about 3 months later. Any ideas? Thanks, Ed
> >

>
>



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