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Toyota Celica Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

 
Toyota Celica Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Drive Trains Affected: Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission

Average Mileage: 137,656 mi (11,000 mi - 187,000 mi)

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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, 165,000 mi

    Same problem as reported by others. When attempting to accelerate the car will be slow to respond and then downshift hard with rpms surging. Problem is worse with cruise control and cruise calls for acceleration.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 64,000 mi

    Doesn't want to go into 4th gear when accelerate it goes into 4th eventually but takes minuet,
    no answer as of yet.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 148,000 mi

    Transmission will not shift correctly. Sometimes will not shift into reverse, drive, 2, and low. It is as if i am in neutral, the RPM's are moving but the car isn't. I have not fixed this issue as of this report.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission

    Car will start put it in drive or reverse acts like its in neutral will not go at all

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  • susieq1, , Automatic Transmission, 110,000 mi
     Rookie

    Slamming shift on takeoff, then at 7000rpm spuuters, won't shift until you release accelerator slightly. If car is allowed to warm to 1/2 of temp gauge shifting is much better. Erratic shifting.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 11,000 mi

    SLAMMING TRANSMISSION ON TAKEOFF. HARD SHIFTING, GETS A LITTLE BETTER ONCE THE CAR IS WARMED UP 1/2 ON TEMP GAUGE, BUT DEFINATELY STILL SOMETHING WRONG.

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  • menanno1321, , Automatic Transmission, 128,000 mi
     Rookie

    doesnt shift into gear right away after you stop, then slams into gear and jerks forward

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 165,000 mi

    Car jerks into reverse, doesn't seem to catch gears and revs super hard though not accelerating

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 187,000 mi

    I made a stop and as i accelerated the car stopped amd slammed forward. Would not move in d,r, or 2 gear. Made it home in 1st. When in those gears the rpms will move but the car doesn't. I am having the transmission rebuilt. Other than switching gears more slowly or not as smooth the car seemed fine up until yhis happened.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 175,000 mi

    Hard shifting and misses gears.

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