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Was wondering if anyone has experienced a sort of mild but annoying lurching that can take place between the first and second gear during moderate acceleration.

Its almost like the automatic transmission can't find the next gear,


Its very smooth during light acceleration.

The car has 3500 miles on it.

Maybe it will smooth out with more miles?

It is an 04 se, 4 cylinder
 

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I think it may have something to do with Throttle-By-Wire. I don't like it at all and I feel the same thing in my mother's 02 Camry LE.
 

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My 97 V6 Camry does the same thing since day one and never changed. I think it is just a characteristic of the Camry transmission. But they are sure reliable buggers!
 

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Yea I have noticed this in my car it takes longer to get up to like 40 but after that it just takes off
 

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my mom's 04 SE 3mz-fe does this too. it's the programming in the drive-by-wire system, the car is tuned for fuel economy no matter how much power the driver needs or wants. sometimes it gets confused. give them some time to get the kinks worked out. maybe they'll issue some computer firmware updates. i wouldn't worry about this, though.
 

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i don't have that problem....but i was told by the toyota tech team that i shouldn't turn my O/D off to slow down my car...also leave the O/D on to conserve fuel eco. They also said that you can't turn the O/D off to slow down on hills..basically dont' listen to the manual....
 

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2k4CamThrilla said:
i don't have that problem....but i was told by the toyota tech team that i shouldn't turn my O/D off to slow down my car...also leave the O/D on to conserve fuel eco. They also said that you can't turn the O/D off to slow down on hills..basically dont' listen to the manual....
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I have always turned OD off on all the autos I had when riding down steep hills. I rather use engine braking then cooking brakes and overheating discs. Are you sure you spoke to a Toyota Tech or a wannabe?
No flame intended, but if it's in the Manual (an official Toyota Publication), that would make Toyota liable for correcting anything that happens when operating under it's guidelines.
 

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If all of u don't let the car warm up, it will do that. If right when you turn it on, and u put it in drive the car will lurch regardless of the throt. position cuz the engine speed in these cars is high when it's first started.
 
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