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.
Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages on Toyota Tercel
Average mileage: 171,372 (111,000–235,000)
Drive Train affected: Automatic Transmission
23 people reported this problem
1994 Toyota Tercel - Automatic Transmission 161,966 mi, Visitor
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
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.
1996 Toyota Tercel 130,000 mi, Visitor
Shifts hard from first to second.
1997 Toyota Tercel 162,000 mi, Visitor
Won't shift out of first to second, except on rare occassions
1995 Toyota Tercel - Automatic Transmission 175,000 mi, Visitor
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.
1997 Toyota Tercel 160,000 mi, Visitor
hesitation from 1st to 2nd gear when cold, when driven for awhile shifts smoothly, sometimes it will persist.
1993 Toyota Tercel - Automatic Transmission
Will not shift out of 1st gear. Is not fixed yet 157,000miles on car
1995 Toyota Tercel - Automatic Transmission 111,000 mi, Visitor
car has no problems with 1,2,3 but skips fourth and goes in overdrive directly
1997 Toyota Tercel - Automatic Transmission 235,000 mi, Visitor
Transmission won't shift to gear 1st and 2nd