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My 2017 Forrester does not shift out of low until it reaches 3000-3500 rpm when it is cold. My car is in the garage and the coldest it gets is 45 degrees

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Check oil level and colour in the box if black or sludgy then change if not then look to torque convertor issue

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SOURCE: Delay in Shifting

You have 2 solutions, either to get the TCU referbished/ repaired

or totally change the transmission system. I did the second one.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009


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SOURCE: Transmission when cold does not shift until 2800 rpm

Synthetic fluid is NOT recommended for your transmission. The best advice I can give you is to go and have the transmission completely flushed, and put the correct fluid, from Toyota, into the transmission. If you keep driving it with the synthetic fluid, you are going to damage the transmission beyond repair.
Also, get your money back from Sears.

I hope this helps you out. A FixYa rating for my assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for choosing FixYa for assistance.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009


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SOURCE: high rpm shifting

Does your van have an "EAT" switch -- lower right hand side of instrument panel?

Pressing the switch in changes the shift points by making the transmission shift at a higher RPM.

If the van has the "EAT" switch and it is engaged, try pushing it in again to disengage it.


Posted on Mar 24, 2009


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SOURCE: problems wont pass 4000 rpm's

Depending on the model of accord. It may be a VTEC malfunction in the computer. If it's an EX it is a VTEC

Posted on Jun 16, 2009


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SOURCE: The engine will not idle when cold

possibly the coolant temperature sensor is faulty

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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