`92 camry transmission troubles

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Old 11 Sep 2005, 12:09 am   #1 (permalink)
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I recently bought a `92 camry with @ 225,000 miles on it,with the intention
of swinging a used trany in it.The person said it was shot & slips really
bad. I drove it home,but my feeling is that it doesn`t need a trany. Just
some attention. I didn`t feel any slippage,but a very early shift through
all the gears.(overdrive @ 20-30 mph)when coming to a stop,stays in gear,
unless shifter in put into "N". Starting from L1 & manually shifting is a
bit better, but as the rpm`s rise while in L2, it seems to be confused on
which gear to go into, like it wants to shift but is held back by
shifter.I pulled the trany pan & things looked very,very clean. pulled vlv
bodies down & ck`d out. Again, things looked very impressively clean. I`m
not worried about chnging the trany, but reluctant if it only needs a
simple fix such as a speed sensor or something. I could "bring it in" for
a "free diagnostic", but am a stubborn do-it-yourself person who likes to
know what`s going on.I do have 15yrs experience with diesel electronics &
voith transmission troublshooting & repair. Any insiteful info would help.
Thanks in advance!

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Old 11 Sep 2005, 09:30 am   #2 (permalink)
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You need to acquire the factory service manual set.
Volume two covers transmission troubleshooting.
That way you can have a systematic approach to isolating components.
I'm inclined to agree with you - pan exceptionally clean is a good
The shift functions on that car are electronically controlled and there
are only a couple of shift sensors, plus the throttle position sensor
and the shift cable.
After prolonged searching, I found the manuals on eBay, but if you're
going to get into working on the car in depth they are indispensable in
providing accurate, useful, detailed information and step by step

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Old 11 Sep 2005, 09:33 am   #3 (permalink)
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while searching for the FSM set, you could check here:


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Old 25 Sep 2005, 09:25 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the greatly appreciated vote of confidence & info.I recently
purchased a snap-on mt 2500 with lots of extras,plugged it in & was able
to check a few thing out, but i think i might need a separate cartridge
for transmissions. (Looking on e-bay) Thanks again!

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Old 16 Oct 2005, 01:08 am   #5 (permalink)
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so i went out & bought a snap-on scanner with some cartridges.(yes i`m in
deep now) also aquired a trany trblshooter cartridge from ebay. scanner
can communicate with eng, but not trany.if i induce a code,it pulls it
from the eng,or says there are no codes. when i`m cking my trany,it just
keeps looking & doesn`t say there is or isn`t any codes,which leads me to
believe it`s not communicating.when i`m trying to talk with trany i`m
using my primary asian cartridge-#mt25001400(through2000) & my trany
trblstr #mt25006499(through1999).am i doing something wrong?i`m just
taking a educated guess,but i think my lockup solenoid is stuck.according
to my scanner it is a normally open solenoid & closes when energized.if
the ecm doesn`t see the proper resistance,shouldn`t it trip a code?

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