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2000 Toyota 4Runner Question: why would my transmission shifting change?

 

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warm grey, Brunswick, GA, December 07, 2013, 13:17
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When the vehicle is "cold" the gear that normally comes at 25 mph engages at around 30@2000rpm then lurches as it engages. This does not happen when the vehicle has been running, just the first time I get over 30mph in the morning or at cold start.

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    G. T. Service Center (4071 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG December 07, 2013, 13:20
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    Have you serviced the transmission lately? Could have been time several miles ago.

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    cardocIII from Gillespie's Auto Service, December 07, 2013, 16:24
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    Some manufacturers do use a later shift strategy when the engine is cold to assist the engine warming up faster. Is this something that is notably different than in the past?

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