check engine light flashing and staying on

Asked by Oct 19, 2017 at 03:18 PM about the 2001 Toyota Corolla

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Has about 174,000 miles on it hesitatent to
shift out of 1st and doesn't always won't to
accelerate out of 1st rough idle transmission
is a little brown ish I've done the spark plugs
and oil change and everything don't won't to
get rid of the car but nobody knows what is
exactly wrong with the car any ideas are
greatly appreciated

4 Answers

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At higher mileages (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. Could be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment (best to replace it (TPS) or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled. Your fluid & filter need replaced. No power flushes, instead do a complete pan off transmission & install a new pan gasket to remove/change fluid/filter. May add lubegard Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) Protectant with LXE® Technology, the red bottle it will help your trans recover, just add per the instructions on bottle, do not over-fill trans fluid level.

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22,045

The shift solenoids are in the transmission and can be replaced when the trans oil pan is removed to change the fluid * filter, just replace it and possibly may have others there you may wish to change out too like shift lock solenoid and Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid. After doing all this and trans is working good, every year you can use a fluid extractor to syphon out a quart or so of trans fluid and replace with new fluid to keep it fresh. But no power flush as this washes of the friction molecules off the clutches which is bad for your trans although it cleans it, you need that friction.

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Thank you!!!

22,045

Your welcome.

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