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Hi have a 1996 Prado automatic. When the over drive button is depressed it changes erratic, you can be traveling along at say 100 kph & it will change gear randomly. Have had the oil changed with new filter, the trans flushed, & fault codes checked. A code was found for the trans & the Toyota dealer replaced a sensor which has made it a lot worse than it was. It also holds in gear longer than it should when you drive normally. Any help would be great. Thanks

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  • dan_deb Sep 16, 2010

    No check engine light

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Hi,

Do you have the check engine light ON at this moment?
Do you remember the code ?

Thanks!!

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  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Sep 16, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    No doubt, this is a problem associated with the transmission. You need to go to the dealer and get it scanned once again to make sure that there are no trans code.The PCM is the one that controls the overdrive while monitoring various sensors. A dealer needs to check the solenoid as well as all the sensors. Throttle position sensor ( TPS ) signal must not be erratic.They also need to check the signal from TPS or APPS. Erratic TPS signal.It would be a tough and exhaustive job that needs to be taken care by the dealer.

    Let me know,if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

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