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Transmission 95 previa all wheel drive.for the last couple of years in the winter or when its cold my previa doesn't shift into high gear until the van is warmed up. not a big problem i take it easy till then. recently i drained the trans. fluid and 2 days later when i pulled out of my steep drive in 1st gear it was slipping, as was 2nd. gear. today i let it warm up good before taking off and it did not slip. i double checked with parts store about trans. fluid which was suppose to be dexron II, they don't make that anymore and suggested the one that i did put in. is there some kind of heat sensor in the transmission??? any idea why it would of changed after i replaced the trans fluid? thank you LT

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  • bigj686 Dec 12, 2008

    etima import to the uk all wheel drive.this year in the winter or when its cold my estima doesn't shift into high gear until the van is warmed up. not a big problem i take it easy till then. recently i drained the trans. fluid and 2 days later when i pulled out of my steep drive in 1st gear it was slipping, as was 2nd. gear. today i let it warm up good before taking off and it did not slip

  • bigj686 Dec 12, 2008

    where is the transmission filter located on a toyota estima all wheel drive import to the uk

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Most likely a fluid change and the new Dexron 6 trans fluid will cure this issue, make sure to do a full service, fluid and filter. Note, Dexron VI replaces all previous Dexron fluids and I know from personnel experience it works great, longer trans life and smoother shifts and less problems like yours.

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