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Vault on automatic gear box on toyota estima enima

Some times when in drive or reverse gears fail to engage until you rev engine

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  • jay polly Mar 04, 2009

    thanks for that dont know how to do that is it a expensive job cheers jay polly

  • jay polly Mar 05, 2009

    nice one again, but got one more question for you if you don't mind! when starting car it's kicking out black smoke out back any ideas? cheers jay polly


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Normal reason for this because car is low on automatic transmisson fluid

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  • skadney Mar 04, 2009

    Under passenger seat there is a dip stick for the engine oil and one for the transmission. if i remember right the yellow one is transmission just follow tube its the one closest to the back of engine,oil has to be checked whilst engune is running.

    procedure start car place car in all gears then back to N

    then check oil if it does require fill it through the dip stick tube

  • skadney Mar 06, 2009

    Black is unburnt fuel

    Blue is oil

    White is water


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