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1996 Corolla Auto Transmission problem

I have a 1996 Toyota Corolla with 4 speed auto overdrive transmission. Whenever I first drive the car after it has been sitting for a few hours or more, the transmission refuses to shift into overdrive. After the first couple of mile, the transmission shifts into overdrive normally. What is the problem? the car has only 6500 miles on it. The dealer says it is "normal" for the car to do that. ...I personally don't think that is true! This problem happens in both cold and warm weather 2005 Toyota Corolla CE Automatic with 36,000 miles. The "check engine" light now on. Transmission "jumps" quickly when shifted into "reverse". After you shift into "drive" it "jumps" quickly again when you hit 10 mph, and you can feel jumps when it shifts automatically at the next gear shifts. The vehicle still functions well and all gauges register normal, including the "temperature" gauge. Does the timing chain need to be adjusted? What about a bad sensor? I didn't change out the spark plugs at 30,000 miles but I don't think that's a factor in this. Other than this strange experience the car is in excellent condition.

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  • a t Aug 21, 2008

    Went to South Coast Toyota and they covered my car under WARRANTY; 2005 Corolla CE.

    Turned out to be a "Computer, Engine Con" sensor of some type.
    Without warranty you'd be looking at about $ 830.49!

    Thanks for your suggestions anyways!
    It's nice to know that a visiting person is "welcomed" at this website.
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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    the car has 138000 miles had the car for 3 months. Drove great, weather got very cold didn't drive it much. warm weather came started driving more, noticed when the car slowed down it down shifted very hard like I was slamming on the brakes. It does not happen every time I drive it.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    After engaging D or R the car just don't pull. Toyota Cressida 1990 30i auto.has enough transmission oil.



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Hi. 2005 Corolla CE. It's normal. They tend to do this when upshifting form 1st to 2nd gear. No timing chain readjustment needed.

96 Corolla. Overdrive not working properly, if not engaging after 45mph constantly. If driving on the city, is normal, but not after 45mph, when the car is trying to engage overdrive in order to save gas and preserve the trans gears. If not able to get help at the dealership, find another one and explain them the situation.

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