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Toyota Tercel Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

Toyota Tercel Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Drive Train Affected: Automatic Transmission

Average Mileage: 166,860 mi (130,000 mi - 212,198 mi)


At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 161,966 mi

    When I start to drive of my car take longer to shift than normal. Finally it jerks and at 30 it just sound like it doesn't wanna shift. It shifts but hard and I don't understand why. The trany needed oil I added some thinking it was that. No results yet

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  • Visitor, , 162,000 mi

    Won't shift out of first to second, except on rare occassions

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    Shifts hard from first to second.

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  • Car will not switch into gear around 100km-120km per hour. Rev's too high and won't go into 4th no matter if I punch it or not. No solution so far.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 175,000 mi

    only in morning will it take longer for transmission to shift at higher rpm, it does ok once the temp heats up. also have a check engine light on, put a obd 2 reader on it and indicates a bank 1 sensor 1 o2 sensor heater circuit, is malfunction, will this take care of a low idel problem, besides taking care of burning too much fuel to improper fuel air mixture.

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  • Visitor, , 160,000 mi

    hesitation from 1st to 2nd gear when cold, when driven for awhile shifts smoothly, sometimes it will persist.

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