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Transmission i had the rav tranny flushed and then the next day after getting it home i have to let the truck warm up about 30-45 minutes before it wil move ok down the road. can still feel slipping even then at times. can drive it about 70 miles with no problems until you try the next morning. fluids are fine smells burnt. does it sound like i ned a new tranny.

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Welcome to FIxYa.
As a Toyota Service Manager, my opinion is that you may have the wrong transmission fluid in your car.
The RAV/4 takes Toyota "Type T-4" ATF.
Using anything else will definitely cause you shifting problems.
My advice: Get the trans re-flushed with "Type T-4" as soon as possible, to avoid potential internal damage.

Thanks for choosing FIxYa for assistance; a FIxYa rating for my advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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