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My car had an accident and was repaired. The Automatic Transmission fluid was changed and since then the car ceases to accelerate after about 15 to 20 minutes drive. I've been told that a wrong fluid was used, I have purchased the right Toyota transmission fluid now. 1. Do I have to open the gear box, clean the filter before refilling with the right fluid? 2. Will refilling with the right fluid stop the problem? Thanks

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  • good wrench May 11, 2010

    What year is your vehicle as some of the ravs have ecu problems that cause trans shifting problems.


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Dear Fix Ya,

Thank you so much, your advice worked. We couldn't find a transmission flush but the wrong fluid was completely drained and since we didn't have a flush, the bottom plate was dismantled and the filter and all other srrounding parts were cleaned and fixed back before injecting the right fluid ATF Type T-IV.

For the first time in 5 months I drove my car for 3 hours without the car stopping and refusing to accelerate. I'm so happy the problem is over.

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