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Automatic Transmission problem

In the morning when I shift into reverse the car backs up with no problem. As the transmission gets warmer I try going in reverse and it is either sluggish and hesitant or it will it will not move at all. I have no problem going forward at all. Also I noticed if I downshift to 2nd or 1st gear it really does not slowdown any faster. Does this mean my transmission is going out? If so how much should this cost approximately?

Thnaks for your help

Tony

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    Matt Tanoury Apr 10, 2015

    Bringing up an old thread. Do you know which solenoid is the reverse one and is there a test procedure?

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I have the same problem in my 2000 Toyota Corolla and its a three speed where is the solenoid??

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You didnt specify which transmission your car has,the 3 speed,model A131L,or the 4 speed A245E.Both transmissions basically have the same elements applied internally when acquiring Reverse gear.Forward clutch off,Direct clutch and Low Reverse clutch applied.The major difference between the two available transmissions for your car is,the 3 speed trans is totally hydraulic,no electronic controls,while the 4 speed trans is totally electronic control.Check the fluid level first,regardless of trans model.If your car has the 3 speed trans,it is likely an internal trans problem.Same thing for the 4 speed model,with the exception that the problem could be the electronic solenoids malfunctioning.The solenoids should be deemed defective or good,before a determination is made.

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  • John Martinez Sep 26, 2012

    I have the same problem in my 2000 Toyota Corolla and its a three speed where is the solenoid located so i can change it?

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