Hmmm. Ok. Now, when you shift by hand, does the transmission skip any gears? My ES has L 2 and Drive. When I go to 2, my tranny skips second and goes straight to third.
If the other gears work fine and feel good, your problems is most likely the shift solenoids. Either the circuit is faulty, or the solenoids are bad. The way to diagnose this is to test the resistance in the solenoid circuits. You will have to back-probe the ECM for each of the shift solenoids (2 of them) and ground, and your resistance should be around 12-16 ohms. Then check the resistance between the front of the connector, and pierce the wire with the lead one inch down the backside of the connector. It should be 0 ohms. My connector was the culprit for me. Although it is pin replacement that does the trick, and if it is all good, than you need a new ECU. But if you didn't have a code, I wonder is the solenoids are just blocked up with too much particulate matter?
Try some drain and fills too, work the tranny with 2 drain and fills over a few thousand miles, let the tranny get used to the new fluid (seals tend to leak alot with a flush off the git) then after another few thousand miles, go for the flush!
Sunday, November 4th, 2007 AT 9:39 PM