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    Default Gear change problem in automatic corolla SE 94

    salam to all ,is there anyone who can tell me what to do ? i have got corolla 1600cc SE G WITH AUTO GEAR BOX. everyday in morning when i travel in morning to work ,the last gear does,nt change until about 15 miles.
    it means the gear just stuck somewhere and i have to drive on over 4000 rpm @ 110 k/m per hour and than it goes down to normal after 15 -20 miles.
    i have changed the gear box oil but it still the same after a while.oil is still new.
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    when u switch the overdrive ON doesnt it shift 2 the 4th gear on high speed itself?
    Life is short and very unpredictable just like a Quarter mile .....

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    no dear it does,nt shift to over drive gear that time but it does when i drive for more than 30 min on motorway.but when it warms up than it is alright back to normal.

    only problem is when i drive it in morning or when i start it when i finish work, probably it does when it is cold.
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    its no fault..
    its a genuine feature of the auto gearbox that it won't shift to overdrive, till the time the engine has reached its ambient temperature. it is to save the engine from taking extra strain/ load till the time it has not warmed up to its desired(ambient) temperature.
    this thing must have been mentioned in the owner's manual also, if u have got the car new.
    the colder the outside temperature, more time it would take to warm up and hence shifting to overdrive.
    u may like to check the thermostat valve and the auto fan switch, that they shud be working properly.
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    b.t.w automatic transmission fluid is pretty much same as power steering fluid. its viscosity is really thin. i hope u are not using normal gear oil (it has a thicker viscosity and would take longer time to warm up).
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    dear i am using the right auto gear oil which is recommended by TOYOTA IN LUTON (UK).i think it,s just need to warm up a bit in morning.

    sorry man the car manual (handbook) is in japanies language.
    is that possible that i can get one from pakistan and from where?
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    Let me point out that on a cold winter morning that the thermostat in the cooling system is CLOSED until the engine warms up. This can take some time in the winter, upwards of 5-10 minutes. During this time the water in the radiator is NOT circulating, thus it is cold, thus the radiator is not "making the trans fluid warm enough to allow the transmission to function properly" no matter which way the fluid lines are plugged in.

    The trans computer will not allow the trans to go into overdrive until the engine coolant temperature is high enough. That is why it takes forever to upshift on cold winter mornings.
    Life is short and very unpredictable just like a Quarter mile .....

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    get your transmission band adjusted....and change the filter too.
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    @Portage1..................

    It could be the governer I think.

    Just saw your profile I am two days elder to you pay some respect. LOL
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    thanks everybody for help who are giving me such a good reply........
    i think it,s all about warming up the car to get required temprature so than it goes back to normal RPM.
    THANKS A LOT AGAIN TO ALL.
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    sir warm up the engineand if u have accessible transmission oil filter get it cleaned or changed will work or there is another tip n that is to dont fill the transmission to full level just leave 1/10th empty it might help , i had same problem but was solved like this
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    sorry to ask such a basic question but after changing oil how did u check the level.

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    There is a small dipstick to check the gear oil usually not placed in a visible area (not user friendly )
    Life is short and very unpredictable just like a Quarter mile .....

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    hi dear you mean there is any gear box oil filter as well which needs changing?
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    In few cars the metal mesh like filter can be taken out and cleaned.
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    techinically, this corolla is known as ae-101, automatic. wether its se, gl, xe.
    the gearbox oil chk dipstick is right behind radiator, not far from distributor frt top of gearbox unit., seems like a sensor issue to me, un-usual problem, you didnt show how many miles on odometer, does this happen in winter or summer also. could be wrong grade oil. make sure oil you used match the specs on picture below.
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    gear oil also cooled by flowing into radiator , a seperate compartment in radiator at the floor of radiator. make sure the entry and exit tip of metal pipe isnt bent,, that may create problem in free flow of gear oil
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    dear had the same problem in my surf.
    remove the oil pan of the gear box.usually there is a metallic filter at the lowermost end of the gbox.remove,clean and and reinstall it.
    get a good grade oil . fill it between the upper and lower level.start the vehicle and let it reach normal operating temp.then shift the gearlever through its full range(prndl)p.s with foot planted firmly on the brake pedal.put it in park and with the engine still runing check the oil level and top it up as required.
    hope this solves u r problem as it cured my vehicle.good luck.

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    many thanks to everyone who gave me such a good feedback.
    ok now i will get the filter clean/changed and will get the same toyota oil mention above in photo,s
    thanks bro
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