Last post on Mar 29, 2012 at 3:02 PM
You are in the Toyota Camry
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Camry, Transmission, Sedan
#152 of 181 RE: Camry Transmission Problem [prob1]
Aug 18, 2009 (5:36 pm)
Get that engine oil down to the correct maximum level.......... if there is too much oil the crankshaft can end up slapping it and foaming the oil up, and splashing it on the cylinder walls. Pull the drain plug and drain about a quart+ out. Drain more or refill as needed. This is assuming that someone overfilled the oil.
If the oil level was correct, and now it is high....I would suspect a blown head gasket, allowing radiator fluid to contaminate the oil. Get this looked at pronto.
#153 of 181 RE: Camry Transmission Problem [kiawah]
Aug 20, 2009 (11:43 am)
Thanks for your comments. I removed 1 1/2 pints of oil from the engine. The oil level is now at the full mark; not over. The noise is still there. The noise lasts for only a few seconds. It seems to occur when we need to accelerate; in the 0 to 10mph range. However, it is not consistent. Hard to take to a mechanic to solve the mystery if I can't duplicate it. Racking my brain trying to find a word that describes this noise accurately. Do you know of anything else that may cause a noise that sounds like metal traveling through liquid? Coincidentally, the noise started after my last oil change and I have 4200 miles on the oil.
#154 of 181 RE: Camry Transmission Problem [prob1]
Aug 20, 2009 (12:10 pm)
Do you know what the sound of an engine knock is (cylinder detonation knock).....usually first noticed with a bad load of gas or low octane fuel? If so, does it sound like that?
#155 of 181 RE: Camry Transmission Problem [kiawah]
Aug 20, 2009 (6:25 pm)
No,It does not sound like a engine knock. I know what a knock sounds like due to low octane gas. I am due for a oil change. I am going to report this problem to the Toyota Service Manager to get it on record.
Thanks for your help.
#156 of 181 1998 camry tranmission fluild change
Mar 17, 2010 (9:05 pm)
I need some advice, I did oil change on my camry and was told I had to change the tranmission fluid because it is dark and the fluid should be clear and pink, some friends advice that I should leave it alone, as long as there is no problem with it. Please advise me.
#157 of 181 Re: 1998 camry tranmission fluild change [clk2]
Mar 17, 2010 (10:20 pm)
What does the scheduled maintenance guide (should be with your owners manual) say when you should change it, given how many miles you have on your vehicle, and whether you've changed it before or not?
If it's discolored, personally I'd change it if you haven't done it in say 60K miles. If I remember correctly, if you are in special operating conditions they recommend changing it every 30K miles, but most people don't run in really bad operating conditions on a consistent basis.
If you are not the original owner (and know how hard the prior owners drove it), or drive it hard yourself, then I'd definitely change it.
#158 of 181 95 camry transmission
Nov 27, 2010 (10:09 am)
i think my transmission may be slipping. not every time but fairly often when i accelerate from a stop it will have a hard time speeding up even when i am stepping on the gas half to just about full way. also when i am stopped and leave it in a gear it will shudder and idle very heavily (most violently in reverse). my friend tells me the trans is slipping and could cost almost 3k to repair. any ideas?
#159 of 181 Re: 95 camry transmission [mrfphats]
Nov 30, 2010 (8:12 am)
Have you checked fluid level as stated in owner's manual. If it is up to proper level, is the fluid nice clean pinkish color, or does it look dark and smell burnt. If the latter, low cost try is to have the fluid flushed and replaced. If that still doesn't work, there are plenty of tranny fluid additives that claim to fix your problem, try one as another low cost fix.
#160 of 181 Re: 95 camry transmission [mrfphats]
Nov 30, 2010 (9:01 am)
No offense to your friend, but I would take it and have a professional garage look at it. When I first read your post, it sounds more like an engine problem than a transmission problem (lack of power, shuddering while idling).
#161 of 181 Re: 95 camry transmission [mrfphats]
Nov 30, 2010 (10:52 am)
+1 on engine first, especially the idle air bypass.