My camry starts great but dies when I shift into gear. We just replace the shift silenoid (?) because that is what the code said to replace.
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1997 Toyota Camry Question: Dies when I shift into gear
Answer #1backyard tech July 31, 2009, 12:19Master
Would you please tell me what the code was.
Replykybo, July 31, 2009, 12:26Rookie
the original code was for the shift silenoid. Now there is no code coming up.
Replybackyard tech, July 31, 2009, 14:15Master
I'm sorry but without the original code number it's a little hard to help. Did the car die before you put solenoid in?
Replykybo, July 31, 2009, 14:20Rookie
It was running but would not shift. My son is attending mechanics school and has a computer for such. I only know that the code was for the shift silenoid (?). Now when you start it starts great but as soon as you shift into gear it shimmy's, the rpm's drop and it dies.
Replybackyard tech, July 31, 2009, 15:20Master
It dies even if you try to press the gas pedal? You need to scan it again. Not just on the OB2 side, but on the enhanced side. What kind of a "computer" is your son using?
Replykybo, August 01, 2009, 10:49Rookie
His scanner is a craftsman Scantool CAN OBD2 & 1
Replybackyard tech, August 01, 2009, 13:12Master
The equipment is not sufficent to do proper diagnoses. You need to be able to look at the OEM (enhanced) side. Does the car die when you give it gas (press the gas pedal).
Replykybo, August 01, 2009, 13:15Rookie
Thanks. We will ahve to get it to someone who has the ability to check the enhanced side. Any idea what it might be? Just so I know where to look. Thanks again
Replybackyard tech, August 01, 2009, 13:44Master
Once you get more code(s) hopefully I can be more helpful.