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Auto gearbox slipping when cold

92 toyota camry auto gearbox slipping when cold, fine once warmed up??

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  • kakcamry Nov 24, 2008

    Had the car given to me from a relative 6mths ago and was supposedly fully serviced. I only use it to get to/from the train station, so it's only done about 400kms max. It's the first ever auto box car I've driven(in 27yrs) so I've absolutely no idea about the damn things,...... Give me a manual box anyday!!

    The car is old, 1992 model with 240,000kms on the clock, but has been well cared for from new.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

  • Marvin
    Marvin May 11, 2010

    Have you ever had the fluid and filter changed? Ho many miles on the car ?



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Sounds like low transmission fluid to me... when was the last time you checked it?

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I assume you are referring to manual transmission. Taking the aged of your vehicle into consideration your clutch plate assembly need to be replaced (Clutch and pressure plate and thrust bearing) The first symptom of a clutch system worn to it limits is the slipping experienced. Any vehicle's clutch will wear down over time and will need to be replaced after a while. As a interim the clutch can be adjusted at the hydraulic servo that activates the clutch lever entering the gear box. Open the hood and look down to your right at the gearbox. Let somebody step on the clutch pedal and look for the movement where the servo activates the clutch lever going inside the gearbox. It is possible to adjust the pin that moves in and out of the servo - adjust to shorter length (Only a fraction of a inch). Get in to the car start it up and engage 1 st gear. Let the clutch out slowly. It should start to "take" within a inch from the lowest pedal position. If not shorten the pin a bit more. "Shortening" of the pin must be stop when a gap becomes visible between the servo pin and the lever going into the gearbox - no driving of the vehicle should then be undertaken as it will let you down at the next intersection.

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