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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 153,273 (53,000–296,000)
Drive Trains affected: Automatic Transmission, FWD, Manual Transmission
18 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012
86 people reported this problem
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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.
Will not shift to 4th gear. At higher speeds (50 mph+), the tach would read 3500 rpm and not shift to 4th.
Having a shifting issue, car is stuck in 1st gear even when I play with it (auto trans) drive, or second gear it's still stuck in first any suggestions before I just go and buy a new trans
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
will not shift into reverse. car only drives forward.
The shifter moves through gears but when put in reverse it goes forward .also when put in neutral it also goes forward.
When the car engine is not hot the car transmission works fine but after like 20minutes it will slip and will not select well
Doesn't always shift from 3rd to 4th, especially in colder temperatures.
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 :-).
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.
When accelerating it and downshifts the engine revs high then slams into gear
Having problem when i put gear in reverse. It rolls forward and seems to stall in reverse. Also lacks of power.
Unusually high RPMs, lag in shifting gears, lag / drag in acceleration
Backed out of driveway, shifted into drive and it went kaput.
Once I get up to 50 mph on highway sound like it's straining go into the next gear
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.
I have a 1999 Toyota Camry and when the transmission is hot it doesn't go into any gear and now when it's cold it only goes forward even in neutral and reverse. Does my trans need a overhaul and if not should I change both solenoids
Going from 3rd to 4th, RPM rockets up to 4000 and stays there until the car is parked and turned off. This usually resets the systems and I am able to accelerate fine when I turn the vehicle back on.
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.
I have a 2000 Camry , recently i've noticed a problem with transmission, sometimes when i'm at a full stop and try to move forward it needs like 1or 2 second after i press the gas pedal to start moving , but it doesn't happen all the time though. Also when driving it feels like it's not shifting how it supposed to!
I did change the transmission oil and filter but it's still doing the same!