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

  • Tiny
  • tundeagbedahunsi
  • 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?

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 AT 3:00 PM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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White smoke may be coolant burning from possible overheating.

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

Roy

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 AT 3:35 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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If the smoke is slightly grey, it is oil being burnt in the cylinders.

For the transmission, check for trouble codes.

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 AT 4:18 PM

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