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#1 of 79 2003 Auto Transmission Problems???
Aug 29, 2007 (10:55 pm)
I have an 03 Corolla CE with an auto transmission. My odo reads 78xxx miles. Is this a little early for a toyota transmission to be going out?
Here is the background info. I added some gumout fuel injector cleaner to my gasoline after changing the oil, but put in twice the amount needed by accident. Immediately after, when i pressed the gas pedal, the rpms would hit somewhere between 2 and 3k before first gear would catch... Above first gear, there has not been any catching or rough shifting at all. I drove until the tank was empty. I asked around about the concequences of this and was convinced my car would be ok. After refueling, the car ran a little better. I then disconnected my battery to reset my computer and changed my spark plugs which has helped but did not fix the problem. The first gear is still catching slighty it seems when I am driving at low speeds or starting... I do know that I need a new catalytic converter, but have put off the $400 repair. I am skeptical that it is the transmission because the problem seems to be going away gradually. Next on my list is changing the air filter, and maybe some seafoam... Any ideas, hints or similar experiences??? Any help is appreciated.
#2 of 79 Re: 2003 Auto Transmission Problems??? [soynuts]
Aug 30, 2007 (7:53 pm)
I doubt the transmission was damaged from Gumout--unless you put it into the transmission (which you didn't). One thing that can happen with fuel injector cleaner is that it can affect oxygen sensors. And those can affect drivability. But should that happen the Check Engine light should come on.
#3 of 79 Re: 2003 Auto Transmission Problems??? [backy]
Aug 30, 2007 (8:20 pm)
Ahh! Thanks for the tip. I haven't thought of checking there yet. My engine light may have indicated this had it not already been on regarding my catalytic converter...
#4 of 79 Problems when my car shifts gears.
Sep 20, 2007 (11:08 am)
Ok so my car has a problem when its shifting gears. Its a 2006 automatic, only about 15000 miles into the car, every tune up and oil change on time. I dont drive the car, its my wifes. so i dont know how this happened. but when i drove it i noticed this problem.
As soon as it shifts from first to second there is a pause, then it kicks in... just the same in the other gears, but not as noticable. now iv looked under the car and i dont see any leaks. my next step is to check the level of the fluids. Any help or ideas too why my car is pausing and kicking into gears like it is would be great.
Sep 20, 2007 (6:55 pm)
mot trying to up the thread, but im really worried something could be wrong with my car. its brand new and im wondering why this is happening and what could be causing it.
#6 of 79 2001 Toyota Corolla Manual Transmission Problem?
Jan 13, 2008 (3:02 pm)
I have a 2001 Toyota Corolla with 79K miles. I purchased the car new and have had the manual transaxle fluid replaced twice since owning the car. Recently, the car has begun making a clicking sound in 2nd gear and higher. The noise is not noticeable in 1st gear or neutral. But is a continuos clicking sound that is consistent with the engine speed in 2nd gear and higher. I was unable to identify the location of the sound so I brought to a trusted mechanic. He put the car on the lift and said the sound is coming from inside of the transmission. He showed me how the right front accel has "too much play in it". He also said that the problem may be related to the differential but that in my my model the differential is combined with the transmission so it's the same work required, replacing the transmission. I wanted to hear your thoughts on whether there are other "less expensive" possiblities as to what is causing the noise and not require replacing a transmission prematurely.
#7 of 79 Re: Problems when my car shifts gears. [scottevil907]
Jan 22, 2008 (1:04 pm)
That's similar to what my old-timer is doing, except when it's low on fluid, it has trouble downshifting to first or upshifting from first; unlike yours, it doesn't affect the higher gears. A dipstick check could tell the tale, but you may just have to let a Toyota mechanic diagnose it for you. And I know what a hassle that can be!
#8 of 79 Noise at low speed
Mar 04, 2008 (6:08 pm)
1998 Corolla with 55k miles met an Acura while moving forward out of a parking space. Damage to front left bumper, lights and hood ajar. Car spun 180 degrees to the right on impact with side door of moving Acura. Corolla exhibits a new noise (rumble) when going forward only at low speed. Its an automatic but the noise is at the equivelent of low gear maybe up to 15 miles per hour. It this a transmission problem or other.
#9 of 79 Re: Noise at low speed [raye5]
Mar 04, 2008 (9:18 pm)
i dunno, might just be a crooked frame or wheel, sounds like your car got hit pretty hard.
#10 of 79 towing with my corolla
Apr 09, 2008 (8:30 am)
Can i tow the max 1500 lbs with my 06 automatic corolla, thinking of buying a pop up trailer that weighs 1450lbs. is this ok or will i cook the trany