Question about 2002 Toyota Celica
Hi there, I have a 2001 Celica GT Auto Trans. Recently the transmission has been acting very funny and I've heard this is a known problem on Celicas. When I am stopped at a corner, the RPM drops to be below 1000 so that when I accelerate from the stop, the car stalls big time trying to pump power to the wheels. Sometimes spontaneously the RPM will fire up to 2000 in a jolt for no reason as I remain stoped. The car fails to make intelligent shifts also. When I'm accelerating on a highway, the car stays in 3rd gear until I hit 4000-5000 RPM before shifting to 4th which is not usual behavior (usual shift is at 3000 RPM) When I am decelerating, the car will remain in 4th gear and drop RPM to below 1500RPM without downshifting to 3rd or 2nd as usual (usual downshift is at 2000-3000 RPM) Could be a transmission oil problem? What are other potential causes of this issue? Has anyone else faced this problem? Thank you for your help. I have a 2001 Celica GTS which all of a sudden started having a similar issue. It's the automatic transmission and it seems to be hesitating a bit now and shifting VERY weirdly and definitely not smoothly.. Also the 'check engine light came on . . Waited a week and 1/2 for a local appt and the idiots put dry gas in it and turned off the check engine light and drove it 10 miles without really stepping on the accelerator and said it was fine.. I picked it up today and it's EXACTLY the same and w/in 5 miles the check engine light is back on ... . Nice huh... . Oh well , I can't seem to find any more info on this 'intelligent shifting' issue , but if anyone has more ideas or PROVEN results ,let us know... I haven't tried unplugging the computer but does that really reset the intelligent shifting mechanisms? Eric
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Posted on Nov 17, 2008
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