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I have a 4 cyl 91 Camry ...the transmission seems to be slipping and when i am on a hill i usually put my left foot on the brake and the right on the gas ...do a EZ rev and get the transmission to engage rather than slip backward on the gravity hill and the transmission runs great ...on the hwy it's perfect ...80 mph no prob ...light car .... it's just the slow go on the start up and slight slip sometimes (poetic) ...but not always ...is it a clutch ? whats your opinion and thnx for considering this one ...i did a walmart transmission fluid '**** out' three months back and seemed fine ...i have seen some leakage on the parking space that may or may not be oil ... so ...what .... change the fluid again...fill it up ... ok take care

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Hi and Welome to fixya.com.

Changing the Gearbox oil is fine but this is nothing to do with your clutch slipping, sounds has if you need to replace the whole clutch unit.
Best regards.
George.....

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lost engine power, or transmission slips????
which is it?
the engine rpm tells you if the engine is weak or transmission slips.
2.0 liter , DOHC I4, J20 engine.
which transmission, my guess A/T box. (sounds like?) sure..
test one
1: in drive. pointed in safe direction, say a field or ?
2: parked, hand brake and foot brake held hard and fast.
3: race engine to wide open throttle for 1 to 3 seconds.
and lift right foot. after noting RPM. quckly.
4: rpm below 2200 rpm is a weak engine , if the engine spools
wildly up to 3500 rpm or more, the transmission is bad. (slips)
this is called the stall test. (in the FSM)
2,300 - 2,600 r/min. for H25/J20 engine
stall test passes. so does the transmission reach 4th gear.
1,2,3,4? yes/ .no.
yes, the its not the transmission.
if engine power lacks in any gear, that is the engine. weak.

this post is about the engine power, (my answer)
will you change 100 more parts guessing?
why do that?, any shop can diagnose it for a fraction of your guessing.

if the trans dont slip
  1. over heating? the engine?
  2. never done a tuneup this decade?> really?
  3. low fuel pressure?
  4. low engine compression.?
  5. Bad MAF sensors or just dirty?
  6. check engine light on running?, why ignore that, scan it.
  7. weak spark , see #2 and 6
  8. leaking or clogged injectors. or stuck on, for 2 reasons.
  9. Intake vacuum air leaks>?


both the engine and transmissions are complex
as is the vast number of tests to do. based on previous tests and logic.
do you want to test or gue$$?


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try shaking steering wheel from left to right while at the same time turning the key towards the "on" position.if you're parked on a hill,this is not unusuall. it happens at times. you may need to release the parking brake and shake the car backwards and forwards to release the car from park. suggest you enlist a couple volunteers to assist. MAKE SURE YOUR VOLUNTEERS DO NOT STAND IN FRONT OR REAR OF THE CAR AT ANYTIME. rock the car back and forth while turning the key to the on position.this works 90 per cent of the time. sometimes when parking on a hill this happens. in the future when parking on a hill,1st put the emergency brake on,then apply parking brake to insure of this issue. then put the car in park. as a retired tow truck driver i have seen this before.it's not uncommon for the transmission to bind when parked on a hill,or up against a curb,not on a hill. wish you the best of luck,if you need further assistance,please repost your question to fixya.com

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