My Camry with 379,000 miles started go into third gear rather roughly, then the car started to not downshift to first gear when coming to a complete stop. All the gears work without any delay. When driving the car in D with PWR mode on (revs hit 4,000 RPM), the shifts are smooth, but when driving slow, all gears will go in (4th will go in at <15 MPH...really annoying). I have no idea what could be the problem. Oh, and the tranny also started to leak between the trans and the engine. I don't want to spend $1,500 on a trans rebuild on a car with close to 400,000, but it is a solid car, I don't want to get rid of it. Any ideas?
Transmission won't downshift on 1993 Toyota Camry
by alexb831 in Santa Cruz, CA on January 21, 2013
ANSWER by globalhelper , January 22, 2013
the repair will most likely exceed the value of the car.seek a free diag and est from aamco then shop prices
ANSWER by ziptie12 , January 23, 2013
When is the last time it's had a simple filter and fluid change (not flush)? That may help with the symptoms a little. You also state that it's not downshifting on it's own. Will it downshift manually?