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2006 Corolla: Check engine light is on - gears shift is not smooth

I have a 2006 Corolla with 22K miles. Last week my check engine light came on and the car (automatic) was having a slight difficulty changing gears. There is a slight delay in the gear shift and then the car jumps a bit as the shift takes place. I am suspecting a transmission issue but want to confirm two things: 1. Anything that I can do w/o taking the car into the shop. 2. Can I drive on this for a few days or do I need to get into the shop urgently?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    Same thing is happening to me after I hit 39,000 miles.

  • jaynagrace Nov 09, 2008

    I have the EXACT same problem, 22K on the car and gear shift is NOT smooth. My check engine light came on when this started happening...I can't afford work on it right now.....I hope the solution is fast and cheap.

  • mande52 Apr 21, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 2006 Corolla with 41,000 miles.  The car stalled on the Turnpike, when it was restarted it is sluggish and the check engine light is on.  Never had any problem before this.  From reading these postings, I believe and hope it is under warranty.

  • rnettles Apr 23, 2009

    check engine light came on this morning. The gas pedal will not make the car go. Putting the car into drive sounds lick a kerplunk. the car will go but without any help from the gas pedal. And, this go is VERY VERY slow. And, do not stop or else you need to pray it will gather enough speed to at least move down the road with flashers flashing. It sounds like my car is having the same problem. It is a 2006 with 70000 some miles. Help please.

  • rnettles Apr 23, 2009

    Same problem with 2006 corolla. Gas pedal not engaging engine. Engine felt like falling out of gear to lowest gear. Putting into drive sounds like kerplunk. Car will go but without the power to from the gas pedal to gather up speed. Car has one speed. VERY VERY slow.

  • pc_extremist May 25, 2009

    I'm having the same problem, but mine has 77,000 miles on it, so I hope it is covered for free as well.



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You have an issue that Toyota knows about; there is a programming problem with the ECM in the vehicle, and Toyota has released a Tech Service Bulletin (TC015-07) to cure your problem.
You probably have a DTC code of P-2716...The ECM needs replaced with an updated unit.
PLUS: this repair should be covered for 96 months of use, or up to 80,000 miles. The replacement ECU will be installed totally for free. Call your local Toyota dealer & get an appointment.

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    Thanks for the FixYa. Much appreciated!


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I had the same problem- check engine light,hard shifts. The problem was the transmission control module (TCM). Some of the Corollas have bad transmission control modules- mine was replaced under warranty.

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The check engine light is trying to tell you that something iis wrong. Takeit to Auto zone and have the codes read anD it wiss tell you what area to check.

Sounds like you need 2 get a new transmission!!!

There are pages and pages and items that can cause a check engine light. You need to have it checked for codes with a scan tool. After repair light can be shut off with scan tool.

Transmission jumping hard is the malfunction causing check engine light to come on,most likely its the tcc solonoid causing this or a possibility of causing this.

it has to be repaired urgently if you know how to replace the transmisson you can do this on your own.but if dont know taking it to the repair service center is much advisable.


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