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I have a Toyota Corolla 96 automatic. I was driving slow, then when I accelerate, it would not shift to 3rd gear. When I pulled over, I turned the Car off. Then restart and the shifting was ok. I am worried now, that something is wrong and if I wait it may damage more

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Year, make and trans, all in one post , 1st time in 3000, cheers to you.! way to go.
the A/T (protection)
is fluid level ok? (op guide shows how) do not over fill !
never drive a slipping A/t

now many A/T starting in early 90s have the first tranny brains.
called TCMs. trans,control modules)
it also has what is called limphome mode, on failure you lose gears, a gear can be cut, to to stop further slippage and heat damage.
and all TCM have error codes. but how to get them varies by year and car make .
the early TCM has flash codes, today its part of OBD2 port and is now scan codes. (easy)

ill try to look up toy way. (im a lover of all 1996 cars.. and not post 2006.)
toy calls this ETC, electronic trans controls)
6 fuses in total to make this work. but is part of ECU
ahh very progressive, the TCM/ETC is inside the ECU.
fully integrated.
3 soleniod drivers to got Tranny to sequence the soleniods. inside same
id bet any scan tool will read your tranny codes, P07xx codes DTCs are tranny codes, so use a scan tool (any OBD2 tool)

there is a OD line, that runs overdrive and clutch lock up with a relay. are you sure 3rd is missing and not the lockup?
The TCM will in fact tell you, (DTC) bad OD lock,, bad soleniods.
or slippage, best look first. for DTCS stored, pendings or freeze frames showing P07xx codes or others. related.
here is the schem.

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If you have a weak battery it can affect the shifting.

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    not true. all ECU/BCM, and TCM measure the voltage and adjust. and false too , the battery does nothing on a running car, the alternator runs all running cars. Since you never use an A/T not running, the battery is not an issues,at all.

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    if the alternator light shows the alt is dead, then fix that. as when that happens you are running on battery but not for long. If you ave 13.v to 15v running , the TCM/ETC is happy, I Promise !



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