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this happens most of the time, from when i start up and put into drive, to when i put back into drive from having it reverse, the car jerks foward. this morning when i put it into drive and didnt have my foot on the brake (but handbrake was still on), i thought the car was going to leap in the air.

what could be causing this? i dont thrash the tranny that much, and i dont remember it having always happening, maybe the last year.
 

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yeah replacing the tranny fluid may be a good idea-don't know last time it was done.

my car is a 92 model but still Gen 2.
 

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crazy_camry said:
this happens most of the time, from when i start up and put into drive, to when i put back into drive from having it reverse, the car jerks foward.
My car as been doin this too..... i changed the tranny fluid but it still does it. I have a 98 v6 Carmry w/ 45,500 miles on it

Does anyone know what actually caused this?
 

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high idle, worn cv joints, low transmisison fluid, your stepping on the gas before the torque converter engages, torque converter 'lock' is partially engaged, plugged transmission oil lines, wrong transmission fluid
 

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This jerking when the car is cold is normal. Every Camry I have ever driven from a new 03' to my mom's 01' to mine does this. Our cars are also famous for lurching forward at a light if you don't have the brake on very hard.
 

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rezzle said:
high idle worn cv joints low transmisison fluid your stepping on the gas before the torque converter engages torque converter 'lock' is partially engaged plugged transmission oil lines wrong transmission fluid
Damn, that was one hell of a sentance! Heh! Not like I have never done it myself tho. :hammer:
 

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This jerking when the car is cold is normal. Every Camry I have ever driven from a new 03' to my mom's 01' to mine does this. Our cars are also famous for lurching forward at a light if you don't have the brake on very hard.
This lurching forward you're talking about... does it feel like your idle speed suddenly changed and caused your car to start creeping forward again (if you don't have the brakes down pretty hard)?
 

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This lurching forward you're talking about... does it feel like your idle speed suddenly changed and caused your car to start creeping forward again (if you don't have the brakes down pretty hard)?
Yeah the idle speed does change a bit, but nothing dramatic. A Toyota tech tried explaining it to me once but I ended up with dancing monkeys in my head like Homer:D
As long as no damage is done, I don't care as I will just put my foot down harder.
 

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Yeah the idle speed does change a bit, but nothing dramatic. A Toyota tech tried explaining it to me once but I ended up with dancing monkeys in my head like Homer:D
As long as no damage is done, I don't care as I will just put my foot down harder.
Hmm... interesting. Always thought I was the only one with that prob.
 

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Damn, that was one hell of a sentance! Heh! Not like I have never done it myself tho. :hammer:
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Well mine started doing it at about 92k and continued all the way through 106k when i got rid of it (discarding stuff to sister rocks) although since 95k and later it was way random and rather subtle. Mine was when it was warm, and it would also jerk when going from D to N. Actually then is when it first happened and i thought i got hit by something at the back.

Changed the transmission flud + filter at 82k, when i bought the car (24k in 8 months is scary.. ). Probably this is torque conv related as mine was malfunctioning... either that or a solenoid. For one you couldnt disengage OD and one night (only one time) OD didnt engage until after several shifts.. Funny.. In any case I doubt its normal but considering I drove like a madman with a fried OD and it didnt get worse it's not something to really get concerned with.

And if it only happens when your car is cold.. well let it warm up a bit... :rolleyes: Engine warms up in higher rpms so when you put it in gear when cold you get extra stress due to high rpm and hence the jerk/thump/pull/slam/bang/etc in gear :rolleyes:
 
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damn my tranny is still good with 212k miles on it and still good

mink klunks but i know i need a rear motor mount....again....i swear that rear mount goes almost every 20K to 40k miles
 

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mink klunks but i know i need a rear motor mount....again....i swear that rear mount goes almost every 20K to 40k miles
amen! must take all the stress of shifting.. since the tranny mount you will likely never change :confused: i know mine is still fresh and tight. go figure.
 
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I have a 92 Camry and it has always had this jerk since I've owned it. My tranny is still good and my car runs great all besides the muffler being a little loud and it's at 250k miles. Love my Toyota Camry. I haven't had any major problems since I've owned it in 3 years and my mom had it for 7 years with no major issues. Amazing car.
 
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