I suddenly began having a problem with my 1991 Camry. It is an automatic with about 164,000 miles on it and runs well. However,when I started it yesterday it began shaking horribly while idling andand while in low gears. I had only driven it about half an hour beforeand absolutely nothing seemed to be wrong. It shakes and makes achugging noise while in drive until I get it up around 35 mph and itshifts, then it quiets down and drives smoothly. The car has asmall oil leak but other than that, the last time I took it into theshop they said it was fine. I checked the fluid levels and looked atthe engine (not that I really know what to look for) and everythinglooked like it always does. If anybody has any advice I would appreciate it. I'm afraid to drive the car and possibly cause any more problems! Thanks!
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sounds like you may not even have a 4th gear. worst thing is you may need a new transmission. try putting in some "Lucas Transmission Fix" it's like $12 at Autozone.. If that doesn't help, take it to a transmission shop and have them check inside your transmission to see if you need a new transmission or if it's something that could be fixed. It may even be a sensor.
first check transfluid for level,color,smell&metal shavings if its dark in color and smells burnt. look to change the trans. or if metal shavings also look to change trans if color is clear red flush trans then pull trans pan change filter refill with now toyota type trans fluid.
Hi. It is not over for the transmission. But it is for the clutch system inside. Yes, the automatic transmissions got clutch(es) inside as well, they just work with the principle of centrifugal force. Once 1st gear reaches max rev, 2nd gear engages due to the mechanical energy generated inside, so forth and so on, ergo moving gears back and forth depending on speed. The trans repair costs for this camry should be around $500-$800 plus the ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid). This repair, plus the adequate ATF, most preferably toyota ATF, will give your transmission life another 120,000 miles when 30,000 mile checks are made on time. Hope this will help.