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1986 Toyota Camry 2.0 automatic transmission

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Old 11-05-2018, 10:37 AM
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Iím having a problem with a harsh 2-3 shift. Itís hard shift when downshifting from third to second as well as hard shift from second to third. If I lightly accelerate it softens the shift quite a bit but still harsh at times. I also noticed that it delays in second before it shifts to third. The other shifts are barely noticeable. Anyone have any advice? Thanks
 
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:37 AM
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What's the condition of the trans fluid. and filter?

Most likely an internal valve is sticking or a clutch problem.
 
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:54 PM
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What's the condition of the trans fluid. and filter?

Most likely an internal valve is sticking or a clutch problem.
. It does need changing itís brown in color but it doesnít smell burnt. The filter I question about because the pan had never been removed. Is it a serviceable filter that I could clean or has to be replaced? It started happening all of the sudden only on that gear. All other gears shift smoothly. Another question. Is it adjustable?
 
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:32 PM
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The trans filter is a flat can unit having a screen for a filter. See link below:

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...378818&jsn=398

The screen (not shown in photo) is on the other side of the dimpled housing.

Best to replace the filter plus the filter pan gasket.

Only approx 1/3 of the trans fluid is in the pan, the rest is in the torque converter. Search the internet on posts and video's for replacing all the fluid. The best way is using the method that disconnects the fluid return line from the oil cooler.

The only thing adjustable on the trans would be the kick down cable (if equipped). This is a cable the runs from the throttle pulley to the trans. The cable position tells the trans if the throttle is open enough to warrant down shifting to increase engine RPM.

It could be a valve is dirty and sticking or something more involved such as a failing clutch.
 
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