1996 Toyota Avalon Q&A
1996 Toyota Avalon Question: About the shift solenoid/automatic transmission.
I have to decided what to do about my car and would like some input in what others would do. I noticed that my car has been shifting a little late. The check engine light is on and had it checked out. Said it was the shift solenoid and that is in the tranny. From what i heard. Also i am the third owner of this car. It has about 211,511 on it now. For some reason the second owner did not keep any records on it at all. I am wanting to replace the gasket, fluid and etc in the tranny. But what i am thinking and have heard is that if this has not been done before. If i go a head and do this. That it may cause the seals and etc to leak and i am looking at a big car repair bill. The fluid does not have a burned smell to it. It is a dark red. I would like some expect advice in what to do. Thanks for your help. - ccourier512002
if the car has that many miles I wouldnt recommend you change the fluid I ve told people before not to change the fluid but they went and did it anyway and about a week later its on a tow truck with blown transmission - goodguy
err...maybe it would help if you changed the fluid and filter - Tomiko