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Slow to get up to speed, or rpm's up.

I bought a 2001 GTS celica. It needed a transmisson. Its got 124k. New trans(used with only 50k) auto. just installed about 2 mths ago. I dont know if the car did this before the transmission. But when its cold (engine) the rpm's will not rive up. nor will it get up to speed. but after it shifts up to about 3rd it takes off. But even when its sitting still in neutral or park it still will not rive up. Once the car has been driveing a few mins. u can cut the car off. and wait a few mins get back in and its fine. But if the car sits a while and gets cold it wont rive up or get up to speed good. Any suggestions?

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  • ctango01 Sep 19, 2008

    The WT pin would cause it to do what its doing only when its cold? and not hot? How come? Also could u be able to hear it like a lifter pecking in the engine. i got a small peck when its cold and when it warms up its fine.? would that have to do with the same problem? How much am i looking at to have it fixed?

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You probably have a broken retainer pin on the VVT (Variable Valve TIming) controller, which is located inside the cam area on the cylinder head. Not something that I would fool with if you have no experience removing the cams. Best left to a professional. Unfortunatly, quite a common problem, I have done 6 this year.

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Have the throttle cables adjusted and/or the carborator adjusted also and that should help you out!!!

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