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On cold mornings my 94 corolla wont shift to overdrive until i drive several miles allowing the engine to warm up.what causes this

Also the temperature gauge stays down on the c even on warm days.

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SOURCE: 1996 Corolla Auto Transmission problem

Hi. 2005 Corolla CE. It's normal. They tend to do this when upshifting form 1st to 2nd gear. No timing chain readjustment needed.

96 Corolla. Overdrive not working properly, if not engaging after 45mph constantly. If driving on the city, is normal, but not after 45mph, when the car is trying to engage overdrive in order to save gas and preserve the trans gears. If not able to get help at the dealership, find another one and explain them the situation.

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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Check to make sure your thermostat works right by monitoring the warming up of your engine. With a completely cold engine, start and run the engine for a few minutes, then put your hand on the top radiator hose to monitor if and when it gets warm as the thermostat opens more and more and note the gauge reading( if it works) the top radiator hose should be unbearably hot within 5-8 minutes. If the therm. opens right it should close right aswell, staying open a little while eventhough the radiator may have cooled may be what you are experiencing causing the rapid cooling and is nothing to worry about. The Hose should not get warm very soon after starting the engine. Regarding you gauge, lets take one step at a time, verify proper op. or the therm.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Won't shift onto overdrive until engine warms up.

That's actually a feature, not a problem. The emissions control system will not let it go into OD until it's warmed up.

If your truck warms up in a normal amount of time, then you're all set.

Last year, my 4Runner started taking too long to warm up, so it wouldn't go into OD for a long time. In my case, it was that the thermostat was stuck open, so coolant was flowing freely even when the engine was still cold. Replacing the thermostat was quick and easy, and it's good as new again.

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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SOURCE: temperature gauge is fluctuating while driving.

I'm thinking the coolnat level is low, and this might be caused by a bad head gasket - At least $800 to fix - sorry.

Posted on Dec 04, 2009

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Your thermostat might be sticking. If you haven't replaced it try that, They are cheap. I need to change the one on my truck now, It runs cold (no heat in the winter.

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

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