Mechanics

DRAGS WHEN MOVING FROM STOP, BUT SPEEDS IN 'L' FROM STOP.

1994 Lexus ES 250 • 191,000 miles

I have a lexus es 250 94 model, works fine, but drags in 'd' when moving from park & picks up normally. But if I engage 'L' from park, it takes off faster then I switch back to 'd'. The tranny was repaired 3months ago when it could only reverse & not drive forward. What could be wrong?

Again, the engine at times gives out white smoke when it idles, & it drives for sometime before the smoke stops. What may be the problem?
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Tundeagbedahunsi
September 5, 2012.



White smoke may be coolant burning from possible overheating.

The trans sounds like a valve body issue. Did you service it regularly.

Roy

If the smoke is slightly grey, it is oil being burnt in the cylinders.

For the transmission, check for trouble codes.

KHLow2008
Sep 5, 2012.