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#4807533 - 07/07/18 10:14 AM Trans engagement
supton Offline


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 12156
Loc: NH
1999 Camry, door jam says U140E. If I put into gear right after starting, after it's been sitting, I swear it feels like it is between 1st and 2nd. Just like something is dragging, not quite like starting in 2nd but you get the idea. Goes away when it shifts into 2nd (and the shift feels a bit funny--not harsh, just out of the ordinary). If I wait 30 seconds and then put into drive on a cold engine, it doesn't do it. Don't think I've ever noticed with a warm engine.

Now at 183k and dubious maintenance I'm not surprised, and TBH my plan is to just wait 30 seconds. But is this a harbinger?

Fluid was changed with Maxlife at 140k and felt much better than the OEM stuff; I redid it at 180k and it didn't look bad--some black in it but that was to be expected (cleaning out all the garbage). Seems to shift fine--smooth shifts at low throttle, very firm at high rpm & throttle (like near full bore at 5k).
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#4807560 - 07/07/18 10:44 AM Re: Trans engagement [Re: supton]
JLTD Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
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Loc: US
30 sec sounds like the way to go!

At 183k you're doing well, especially with ?? maintenance before you got it.
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#4807573 - 07/07/18 11:02 AM Re: Trans engagement [Re: supton]
Dave1027 Online   content


Registered: 05/02/18
Posts: 62
Loc: California
You might try a thicker fluid. My 12 year old BMW is the same way. It slips first thing the morning with thin fluids like MaxLife. I'm currently running Valvoline Import Multi-Vehicle fluid which the BMW loves.

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#4807593 - 07/07/18 11:24 AM Re: Trans engagement [Re: supton]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32770
Loc: ME
What if you go down to manual LOW then back up to drive? Could have a gummed valve body. Another fluid change seems prudent.

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#4807668 - 07/07/18 12:50 PM Re: Trans engagement [Re: supton]
andyd Online   content


Registered: 09/25/04
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Loc: Marshfield , MA
IS the level a pint low?
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#4807670 - 07/07/18 12:55 PM Re: Trans engagement [Re: Dave1027]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
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Originally Posted By: Dave1027
You might try a thicker fluid. My 12 year old BMW is the same way. It slips first thing the morning with thin fluids like MaxLife. I'm currently running Valvoline Import Multi-Vehicle fluid which the BMW loves.


+1, that year Camry definitely needs something thicker than Maxlife atf. What did the car spec originally, T-IV? Plus maybe needs a new filter.


Edited by SatinSilver (07/07/18 12:56 PM)

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#4807770 - 07/07/18 03:35 PM Re: Trans engagement [Re: supton]
mehullica Offline


Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 564
Loc: Modesto,CA
Accumulator in the valve body is bleeding out, just let the engine run. Or you can make a huge mess & remove the valve body to work on the accumulator above it. Really sucks doing that job on the ground while ATF is running down your arms.

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#4807877 - 07/07/18 06:13 PM Re: Trans engagement [Re: supton]
supton Offline


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 12156
Loc: NH
Will try shifting to low first then up. will likely just run it, if it's not known to be a big issue.

I did check level after changing but it's probably time again.

Didn't know about using thicker fluid. I could try that next time.
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#4807977 - 07/07/18 09:38 PM Re: Trans engagement [Re: supton]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6186
Loc: Waco, TX
try to manually shift up through and also down through the gears to help get the valve body "exercised"
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