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When driving (auto) in 2nd gear car jurks

Im having problems with my 2002 toyota rav4 cruiser automatic, when driving usally in second gear the car jurks it dose not easitl swith onto other gears smoothly. when on free way on 90km or so and when i step on excelirator on dosn't respond and wont go faster when excelirator is pressed, although I hear the revs.
In a stationery position when reverse gears is selected the car jurks.
after all this
I topped up the transmission oil (it was very low).

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  • tamerdirican Feb 14, 2009

    no lights on the dash bord

  • anthony skidmore May 11, 2010

    As i said, sorry, you must take it to a specialist transmission shop. There is no quick fix.

    Hope this helps

  • anthony skidmore May 11, 2010

    I think that you may have burnt the gearbox clutch plates due to low oil , and now you have slippage. possibly one set of clutches are fried. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do except take it to a transmission specialist.

  • anthony skidmore May 11, 2010

    Are there any lamps lit up on the dash , for example check engine light ?



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If the transmission fluid was VERY low, the damage may already be done. I know on alot of Rav-4's, there is a computer problem, that causes transmission problems. basically, it wants to shift into 2 gears at once, and will eventually make the transmission come apart. BUT, it has to be replaced WITH the ECU because it will just break the new transmission. I would take it to your local Toyota dealer and have them check the ECM and transmission.

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