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Old 11-12-2010, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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94 Camry V6 Auto Shift Problem

Just had trans rebuilt by national trans company. Have most of the same problems after rebuild as before:

-Start on cool/cold day, no upshift into second until a screaming 4,000 rpm or higher. A manual shift into second gear is possible. When temp gauge needle is mid to top of letter C trans shifts into second gear at 3,300 rpm

-Hard shift from first to second gear

Will the eng temp sensor and or the throttle position sensor be at work here?
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Sounds like they took your money without really solving your problem.

If the transmission is working like it should, I would check the throttle linkage. It modifies ATF main line pressure according to throttle position. But it would be a surprise if the "national" transmission company didn't do this. 3300-4000 before going into 2nd is too high.

Another thing is to check the activation of the correct solenoids at the proper times. But a good shop should have done this too on their dyno.

It's another reason I would go to an ATRA (Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Assoc) shop, and not a fast lube place or a "national" transmission shop for example.


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Just had trans rebuilt by national trans company. Have most of the same problems after rebuild as before:

-Start on cool/cold day, no upshift into second until a screaming 4,000 rpm or higher. A manual shift into second gear is possible. When temp gauge needle is mid to top of letter C trans shifts into second gear at 3,300 rpm

-Hard shift from first to second gear

Will the eng temp sensor and or the throttle position sensor be at work here?
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Thanks John. What is the spec for the adjustment?
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The throttle linkage on the throttle body end has a staked stopper on the cable. The stopper should be 0-1mm out of the rubber boot.

Check repair manual, Haynes or Autozone's free repair guide. There were discussions on TN too. Here is an example:

Engine Swap Now Tranny Doesn't Shift


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Thanks John. What is the spec for the adjustment?

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John I visited the link you provided. I also found this < http://www.**********s.com/camry/ax2.pdf > On page AX2-69 are instructions to adj cable. Reading both is confusing. I will do as explained on AX2-69 but first stressing the cable by fully depressing the accelerator pedal, then checking the distance between the outer cable end and stopper on the cable. I will do that in the morning. Thanks again. The missing letters are turbo and ninja
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