Re: 98 Camry transmission question

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Old 30 Jul 2003, 09:59 am   #1 (permalink)
Gary Danaher
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Default Re: 98 Camry transmission question

Have you checked the fluid level and how often have you changed the
fluid? Sounds like a seal isn't working or that something is gummed up
when cold.

Ed wrote:
> We have a 98 Camry automatic with 40 K miles. It's twice had a problem for
> a day each then runs perfectly the rest of the time. The problem is:
> starting from a complete stop it will not proceed, in fact the engine revs
> up like it was stick with the clutch pushed in. After the rpm reaches about
> 2000, it will lurch forward and go, though the gear shifting is a little
> rough. This went on for about 15 "starts", then went away. Car runs
> perfectly otherwise. If someone could answer the following questions I
> would appreciate it:
> Is this more likely to be a mechanical problem or an electronic one?
> If it is an electronic problem, would the computer have stored a fault code
> that can be accessed?
> We took it to a dealer and they said either leave it with us to do a
> thorough check, or bring it in when the problem is happening (hard to
> predict when it will reoccur). Recommendations?
> Thanks, Ed

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