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

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.

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Average mileage: 159,253 (53,000–296,000)
Drive Trains affected: Automatic Transmission, FWD
13 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2010
38 people reported this problem
19 people shared problem details
1993 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission180,000
Corolla was starting out in 3rd gear and staying there. Was quoted new transmission by local mechanic. Took it to Mr. Transmission instead and was notified not even an hour later that the transmission was fine but the solenoid was dead. Solenoid replaced for MUCH cheaper than new transmission :-).
1990 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission144,000
The transmission seems to be "slipping", while attempting to accelerate from 2nd to 3rd and sometimes before that. A description of the sound would be, the engine continuing to rev up to higher rpms but there is no change in speed. Just the sound of acceleration. Yet no change in speed.
1995 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission
will not shift into overdrive when it should. It kills your gas mileage because you are in Drive on the freeway rather than overdrive. Even if you slow down, it still doesn't shift. I have 180k on my 95 Toyota
1997 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission133,000
Doesn't always shift from 3rd to 4th, especially in colder temperatures.
1994 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission139,526
The shifter moves through gears but when put in reverse it goes forward .also when put in neutral it also goes forward.
1994 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission180,200
The Transmission stick would not shift and I have been using a key to override it. I stick the key in the override button in the hole near the gear stick, move it to neutral, then start the car. After that the gears shift until I turn the car off or put it in park.
1995 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission125,000
Trans made bad noise for about 100 highway miles - shifted out of 3rd gear and never went back in. Trans was fully replaced. Problem fixed.
1990 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission126,464
I have a 1999 VE. Same thing happening. In drive on the highway and it slays my MPG.
1997 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission265,755
Once I get up to 50 mph on highway sound like it's straining go into the next gear
1996 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission150,000
will not shift into reverse. car only drives forward.
2009 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission91,000
Backed out of driveway, shifted into drive and it went kaput.
2010 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission62,000
Will not shift to 4th gear. At higher speeds (50 mph+), the tach would read 3500 rpm and not shift to 4th.
2010 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission125,000
When accelerating it and downshifts the engine revs high then slams into gear
1993 Toyota Corolla138,421
Bought a 3 shift trany it fit but the sensor was different so I would. Like to know if I would but the old one shifter would I make different
1999 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission138,000
the transmission is getting to hot when i am driving and the engine check get on as well
1997 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission53,000
The automatic gear box would not change up from 3rd to 4th gear. I doubt the automatic transmission fluid or filter had ever been changed. I had the transmission fluid but not filter changed. For the first ten days of local journeys the problem persisted. But after 125 miles of motorway driving at 70 mph the problem was solved. Toyota driver Bedfordshire, England.
1993 Toyota Corolla- FWD152,000
HAS NOT BEEN FIXED! Does not shift properly at high speeds or when engine is hot. May have lost reverse completely.
1994 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission250,000
Shifting from 2nd to 3rd was around 35mph, but now it winds out 45 to 50 mph. But I have to kinda let off gas to let it shift into gear.
1992 Toyota Corolla- Automatic Transmission205,964
We can't find out why the transmission is taking a long time to change over from second and third has a problem to change and need help to locate the problem
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