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My car has over 200k mileage with no issue. No engine light on. It drives very smooth on highway and city. Shifs to all gear without any issue when I am going uphill. But when I am on a downhill road , I feel slight transmission shift. It is my VVT doing it or something is wrong with my transmission.


I need an expert opinion feedback about this issue if anyone knows about it. Thanks for any input in advance.
 

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Only issue when I am downhill road transmission try to slip back for some reason, or may be VVT doing it , I have no clue.
 

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Not sure if your describing a problem, advice...if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Cheers from Canada, stay safe!
 

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On my 2006, going down hill sometimes (after hitting brake) provokes transmission to change into lower gear which acts to slow car down. Is this what you are talking about? My 2002 doesn’t do that though, so, not sure whether that is normal or my transmission has issues also.
 

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On my 2006, going down hill sometimes (after hitting brake) provokes transmission to change into lower gear which acts to slow car down. Is this what you are talking about? My 2002 doesn’t do that though, so, not sure whether that is normal or my transmission has issues also.
Could be because your 2006 has 5 speeds, and the 2002 has 4 speeds.
 

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It is probably just the transmission shifting but you are able to hear it because it does it hard going down hill sometimes
 

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@djgkdg yes something like that. Mine is 2003 Camry 2.4 4 speed transmission. If I am downhill or on even road and try to slow down it seems like something shifts but car does not jerk or make any noise when shifting. I feel like transmission slipping. It happens not very offen. It happens only when I try to speed up or slowdown on a downhill slope. May be it just VVT or speed control sensor doing something. I am not any expert in transmission.
 

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@djgkdg yes something like that. Mine is 2003 Camry 2.4 4 speed transmission. If I am downhill or on even road and try to slow down it seems like something shifts but car does not jerk or make any noise when shifting. I feel like transmission slipping. It happens not very offen. It happens only when I try to speed up or slowdown on a downhill slope. May be it just VVT or speed control sensor doing something. I am not any expert in transmission.
 

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On mine it shifts into a lower gear occasionally when going downhill (after tapping brake) and revs up to around 3k while the engine trys to slow down car. It almost seems like a feature vs an actual problem. The transmission isn’t slipping, it is more like the opposite, the transmission seems hard connected to drivetrain like a manual transmission. It has been like this for years with no additional issues with transmission. I change the fluid every 30k and changed filter at 100k.
I don’t believe VVT or speed sensor would cause this.
 

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On mine it shifts into a lower gear occasionally when going downhill (after tapping brake) and revs up to around 3k while the engine trys to slow down car. It almost seems like a feature vs an actual problem. The transmission isn’t slipping, it is more like the opposite, the transmission seems hard connected to drivetrain like a manual transmission. It has been like this for years with no additional issues with transmission. I change the fluid every 30k and changed filter at 100k.
I don’t believe VVT or speed sensor would cause this.
When I brake I hear some weird engine sounds. Then again I have a louder exhaust and I can hear it downshift so it is not a big deal because it is normal. :whistle: In other words, if going down a hill the vehicle is likely downshifting to slow down. Don't want it to downshift? You could always floor it...
 
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