Hesitation when changing gears slow acceleration

Asked by Aug 06, 2017 at 12:43 PM about the 2004 Toyota Corolla

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I own a corolla 2004 e120.. It was originally a
manual 2 litre diesel.. But it was swapped to a 1nz-
fe (1.5) Automatic by the previous owner... The car
performance is really sluggish.. I lost races badly
from 1.3 liter engines like Honda city etc.. The car
takes too much throttle to reverse or climb hills
etc.. It doesn not lauch at all from stop.. When
floored it takes about 5 sec to shift into the correct
gear and hessitates.. When driven on "D" it
changes gear too early like 4000 rpm even when
floored.. When driven on manual "1" "2" it drives a
bit better gives more power and u can change
gears at the rev limiter... Sometimes it feels like it
is driving perfeclty.. Giving full performace.. But
that happens very rarely.. When driven in Overdrive
mode it drives much better.. It changes gears on
higher rpm when floored.. But still changes gears
earlier.. To solve these problems.. I have changed..
( Oil Filter. Spark plugs( Not Iridium ) air filter. Fuel
Tank filter... It doesnot connect with OBD2 elm327..
Having this problem feon 6-7 months.. Really
annoyed from this.. As i am fuelling it for a 1.5 liter
car.. But only feels like driving a 1.0 liter

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