Question about 2000 Toyota Camry
My husband "accidently" turned the OD off and then shut the car down. The next time we drove the car, the OD off light was off but the car will not go into OD. We have drove it on the interstate and had to drive about 60 mph with the rpms over 3000. It would not shift down. The transmission fluid was low so we added some, but still no OD. Can someone please help me with this as I dont want to keep driving it around like this. It just seems like there is a simple solution to this because there are no other problems with shifting or anything.
Thnaks for the response back, Carol.
I am rather certain that your issue will be fixed by the replacement of your thermostat. Why?
You have stated the the temp gauge is lower than half at times...this leads me to believe that your thermostat is sticking open slightly...The science here is the fact that the OD is prevented from activating until the coolant temperature reaches 177 degrees F. This is controlled by the temperature sensor in the cooling system, and is part of the emissions package. It is not adjustable. The OD is prevented when the coolant is below 177 to reduce possible hydrocarbon spikes (emissions) at the tailpipe. In short, cool engine temps lead to high emissions, especially when the vehicle has engaged OD. Replace the thermostat, and you might as well replace the coolant at the same time. I am pretty sure this will cure your issue. The graciousness of a FixYa rating would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for choosing FixYa!
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
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