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Slow to get up to speed, Rpm's not rive up when cold.

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.Compute has been checked no codes shows up. Also used tranny has new filter and fluid. Trans was checked out and a good trans. Any suggestions?

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    I have the same vehicle and i have noticed that there is a relation to the engine being cold and the limiting of reving up to higher r.p.m.'s until the temperature gets to approx. 1/3 of the way up on the scale.

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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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SOURCE: slow to get up to speed, or rpm's up.

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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