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I suggest that you take it to a professional , if after running the car it runs fine, it could be very well the transmission. You can also check when you start the car, if it takes too long to start, then you better have the timing belt check. But it's hard to pinpoint the problem without looking at it.

Posted on Oct 10, 2014


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SOURCE: change transmission fluid and filter

You might want to consider flushing the tranny at this point. A filter change will not remove all the fluid, and you don't want to mix old and new fluid.

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SOURCE: change transmission fluid and filter


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SOURCE: 1987 Toyota Camry 2

The safest way to be sure you don't overfill the motor with engine oil is: after draining the oil pan and installing the drain plug, put the new filter on and add three quarts of approved oil to the engine. pull the dipstick and wipe it clean, re-insert and check the accurate oil level. there should be oil either at the very bottom of the dipstick or between two holes or on what looks like a hashmark. if the oil is at the bottom of the dipstick, add one more quart, then start the engine. let it run for about 30 seconds then shut if off. check the dipstick just like before. The oil level should be right at the top oil level mark on the dipstick. It's ok if it is a little low but NOT OK to be above the line or mark.

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SOURCE: I have a toyota tazz

You really need to find out what your oil pressure is. I would connect a manual gauge to get readings...we don't want to take any chances when it comes to oil pressure. If your oil pressure is ok, then most likely the oil sending unit is faulty and will need to be replaced. I hope this helps.

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SOURCE: 92 camary le, low idle when started and in gear runs rough, But not when in neutral

This could be a faulty IAC (idle air control) valve, a needed tune-up may also cause this.

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