Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages on Toyota Tercel

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 174,514 (111,000–235,000)
Drive Train affected: Automatic Transmission
10 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
26 people reported this problem
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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.
Shifts hard from first to second.
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.
Won't shift out of first to second, except on rare occassions
hesitation from 1st to 2nd gear when cold, when driven for awhile shifts smoothly, sometimes it will persist.
Will not shift out of 1st gear. Is not fixed yet
157,000miles on car
My car don't want to shift to drive,it has oil,is it the fuse??
car has no problems with 1,2,3 but skips fourth and goes in overdrive directly
Transmission won't shift to gear 1st and 2nd