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#169 of 181 2007 Toyota Camry on 3rd Transmission
Jan 31, 2011 (4:53 pm)
Purchased my 2007 Toyota Camry brand new. Transmission fried itself at 30,000 miles. I was told by the dealer in Augusta Ga that this was the first transmission their dealership had
replaced and very unusual for it to happen. January 28th 2011, my son drove my Camry from South Carolina to Pittsburg, PA. Just as he arrived at Pittsburg, the transmission started slipping. Next day on the way to the dealership, the car just stopped in the middle of a very busy street. So....this is now transmission 2 fried and 3rd transmission to my car. The Car has 52,000 MILES! My son is stranded in PA. I call Toyota Corp and ended up screaming at the idot on the other end. They are acting as though I am having my muffler changed instead
of 2 freaking transmissions in 52,000. I own two small businesses and would never treat my customers this way. The dealer that just replaced the 2nd transmission cannot tell me why
the transmission failed. I argued that at this point it is clear that it's not the transmission stupid, it's the CAR. I believe there is a problem being sent by the computer to the transmission that is incorrect. The service manager told me that when they connected the car to the computer that he had never seen so many codes on the screen. I asked howmany transmissions he had replaced at his shop and he told me this was the first. Looks like Iam in the market for an attorney....this is just plain wrong.
#170 of 181 1995 Camry Transmission Problems????
Mar 21, 2011 (8:50 am)
My daughter has a '95 Camry and it's acting really wierd. I'm not sure if it's the transmission, something electrical or what. At any random point and speed while driving, it seems to kick itself out of gear. There's no warning, no lights come on or anything. When we're driving down the road suddenly it loses power and the RPMs jump up as if it drops to the previous gear. When it does this you can feel it catch that lower gear but you have to allow the car to slow down for it to begin to run normal again. Sometimes this happens while the overdrive is activated, sometimes it don't and sometimes it happens before we even activate overdrive. Sometimes this happens but once in a day and sometimes it will happen about every other mile. I can't seem to force it to happen and there is nothing typical about each event. At one point we had problems with her car not starting while the previously mentioned was taking place. This was traced to an after market alarm system that we were unaware of and once it was removed several other issues were revealed. Her starter was replaced and we had problems with the Neutral Safety Switch. Now we need to figure out why it's doing what it's doing now. If you have any ideas I would greatly appreciate your input. Thanks in advance.
#171 of 181 Re: 1995 Camry Transmission Problems???? [dcking09]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 21, 2011 (1:59 pm)
Doesn't it only drop out of overdrive, or are you saying to would drop, say, out of 2nd into 1st at low speeds, or are you not sure which gears drop?
If you aren't sure, you can lockout the overdrive I believe with the "hold" button and then test to see if the transmission still does this.
Certainly, checking the fluid level of the transmission is the first step.
#172 of 181 Re: 1995 Camry Transmission Problems???? [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 21, 2011 (2:40 pm)
I'm not sure which gear it's dropping out of at the time it chooses to do it but it's definitely random. It'll do it at 65 mph and at 25 mph. Sometimes it runs like a charm when the overdrive is locked out but again that's just sometimes. It's crazy...
#173 of 181 Re: 1995 Camry Transmission Problems???? [dcking09]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 21, 2011 (5:24 pm)
Well what I was driving at, no pun intended, was.....if it drops out of ANY gear, that's a lot worse than if it drops only out of overdrive, which could be a simple electrical problem.
#174 of 181 Re: 1995 Camry Transmission Problems???? [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 22, 2011 (6:34 am)
ok...so, since I'm not 100% sure if the overdrive is the actual cause or if it's something worse I'm going to attempt to fix it by starting with the least expensive route. I know that checking and/or changing the fluids is the first thing but what electrical components am I looking to change if it is the overdrive and then what would be next suggestion to look at or consider?
#175 of 181 Re: 1995 Camry Transmission Problems???? [dcking09]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 22, 2011 (8:24 am)
First thing I'd look for is the switch for the overdrive, which I guess is on the gearshift on that car?? Check for loose wiring, connections, etc. Then also check the overdrive fuse for corrosion.
It's important for you to dial in your diagnosis and determine whether it is only in overdrive that it drops out.
#176 of 181 Transmission problems #3
Apr 02, 2011 (10:59 am)
Your problem is the method that your son is driving the car!!
Toyota transmissions are perhaps the most durable in the entire world market place.
If you can, sit him down, and explain to him exactly how to operate the transmission, and tell him that the next time it happens, that you will not pay for it, but that he must.
Stop throwing your good money at your sons problems.
#177 of 181 '98 Camry 4cyl transmission whine
Aug 18, 2011 (4:10 pm)
The car is a base model with 94,000 miles, new to me about 14k/2 years ago. The previous owner was fastidious about car care. At 90,000 I had my indy mechanic drain the tranny and differential and refill as it was about on schedule for that. Maybe 1,000 miles later I began to get a turbine-like whine in 1st and 2nd gears. I don't link the two events, other than they are sort of near one another time wise.
The noise rises with engine/transmission speed, then falls as the shift is made, rises again in 2nd until the next shift, and then disappears. Shifts are smooth. From a cold start in the morning, the noise does not appear until the car has gone what is probably enough distance for the tranny to heat up. It almost sounds like a high-bypass airplane turbine whine, though the frequency sounds a bit higher, and obviously the decibel level is lower!
Does anyone have any thoughts? Am I perhaps imagining a problem that isn't there?
#178 of 181 07 Camry Se Tranny problems; PLEASE HELP!
Aug 21, 2011 (2:41 pm)
I'm 20 years old and this is my first car that I am taking care of on my own. I bought my 2007 camry from the dealership about three months ago, with 81k on it and "no problems". Car fax was good. Mechanic gave it the ok. A few days after I bought the car, I noticed when I was parked with my AC on, the rpm's went up to 2.5k. I also noticed (gradually) that sometimes I felt the car jolt/kick. So, I went to the dealership. They did some pointless stuff, said all the little twirks I'm going to feel are "normal". It's gotten worse. The car is so loud when it's idling. When It is supposed to be going into second gear,It gets slower. Lack of acceleration. The rpm's get stuck in between 2k and 3k very frequently. I've read online about 07 camry recalls. I KNOW my transmission is going. I can just feel it. What can I do about this without a warrenty????