2001 Toyota Camry Transmission and RPM

Tiny
DEAN1027M
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  • 2001 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 86,000 MILES
I just had the shift cable replaced and complete transmission flush. The RPM's are now showing higher than before. When the rpm used to read at between 1-2k, it now reads between 2-3k. Basically, the rpm seems to have jumped by 1k or so, overall. Is this normal?
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Friday, March 5th, 2010 AT 4:17 PM

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Tiny
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Hi dean1027m,

Thank you for the donation.

Do you mean the gear shifting rpm higher?

If it is the cold start idle, then possibly there is a vacumn leak somewhere.
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Saturday, March 6th, 2010 AT 11:38 AM
Tiny
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Yes, the rpm's go higher now, than before the repair, when changing gears.

On the highway, at higher speeds, the rpm go to just over 3k before changing gears. On side roads, the rpm now hovers around 2k, instead of 1k, like before. Also the rmp now hovers around 2k when just driving around on local roads. It used to register at around 1.5k

overall, all the rpm readings have increased by 1k in general.

Is this explainable, other than the tech messed someting up?
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Sunday, March 7th, 2010 AT 3:57 PM
Tiny
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Shifting rpm is in relations to throttle opening so that might not be a problem but the difference in the rpm while cruising would be something of concern.

Possibly the OD is not kicking in. Does the OD OFF indicator work correctly when the OD switch is pressed?
Are the gear position indicator lights indicating correctly evey position when the gear shift is moved accordingly?

Is there any abnormal indiacgor lights showing?

Autozone provides free scanning services, get it done and see if any trouble codes are retrieved. Let me know the exact trouble code if any.
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Monday, March 8th, 2010 AT 9:44 AM

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