Transmission

Tiny
SUSIJE
  • MEMBER
  • 2003 TOYOTA AVALON
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 97,758 MILES
2003 toyota avalon xls with 97758 miles. Stopped at red light, when light turned green stepped on gas and car would not move forward. Checked to make sure did not shift to neutral or park. Car was definitely in drive but car did not move, finally after stepping on gas for a couple of seconds the car finally drove forward but was slow to pick up speed and just did not feel smooth.

I have kept my toyota current will all required maintenance appointments at the suggested milage levels since the first day I purchased the car new off the lot on March 23, 2003.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 11:17 PM

3 Replies

Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
  • EXPERT
It sounds like the transmission is low on fluid here is a guide to help you get the fluid level checked.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-service-an-automatic-transmission

Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.

Cheers
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
-1
Thursday, February 17th, 2011 AT 4:30 PM
Tiny
SUSIJE
  • MEMBER
The check engine light came on about two weeks ago. My neighbor told me it was just an emission light and not to worry. I guess he was wrong. I took it to a repair shop and they said my transmission was shot and I needed it replaced. But I did not have any problems prior to this one isolated incident. The car only has 97758 miles, I had it serviced every time a letter came in the mail. The transmission fluid was there but it was brownish not so much cherry cough syrup red? How could it be the transmission already?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Thursday, February 17th, 2011 AT 10:08 PM
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
  • EXPERT
Trans fluid that is brown indicates the fluid is overheating or is not changed at proper intervals.

The trans oil cooler lines to radiator may be clogged.

The trans should NOT go bad this early, Toyota automatics are very good and should last the life of car.

If you replace, consider a used trans, usually $300-500 as opposed to well over $2500 for a rebuild depending on who does it.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Friday, February 18th, 2011 AT 3:38 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides