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    Exclamation Vitz 2000 Automatic gear shift causes lot of car jerks and gear indicator blinking

    AoA Friends,

    How to test transmission?


    Many thanks!

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    the transmission shift solenoids or force solenoid is reporting an error - you need to check the error codes.
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    Thanks alot Xulfiqar!. I did some research on Solenoids (never ever heard of this word before!) here and the issues seem to overlap in regards to that.

    There is no check-engine light, so will the system still output any exception codes?

    Will it be safe to drive the car, say to the nearest Toyota showroom or should I consider getting it trucked?

    Many thanks!

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    Drive it slowly to the nearest sensible mechanic. Get your gear oil checked. I believe your car is low on oil/it has crossed its limit.

    If that is the case, you need to change the oil first and the gear oil filter. Then drive the car for around 50km. The problem must go away. If it doesn't, then you will have to get your gear solenoids thoroughly checked

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    any sensible toyota technician can test the transmission with a toyota techstream 2 or even the old tools, its pretty basic electronic testing as it is not overly complex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somisomi View Post
    AoA Friends,

    I have Vitz 2000. During one of the normal drives, I noticed that when the car was on 'D' gear, the indicator (circle around D in dashboard) started to flicker/blink. I did not know what to do so I started to drive slowly and gradually pick speed, after some time it would go off. But when I again would speed up, the same issue would happen again.

    During all this time, when the car would shift gears, the car would jerk alot (not like a very little subtle jerk during normal operation).

    Can anyone suggest what is the issue here?

    Also, please recommend some mechanics and any Toyota showroom in Rawalpindi/Islamabad. Preferrably, Rawalpindi.

    Many thanks!

    I was reading my car manual yesterday which is also auto tranny and it was specifically mentioned there in the manual that if the D light blinks while driving than it is reporting an issue with transmission. You need to get it checked ASAP. Go to Arshad Electrician in Sultan ka khoo. He is the best you can find in Rawalpindi for these issues. If you can want I can provide you a google map image of location to his workshop.
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    these transmissions are a piece of cake to work on. get the error checked and repaired its usually a wiring fault and at extreme can be a jammed solenoid.
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    Ok so there were no errors when checked with computer device ...

    One mechanic said if transmisison oil gets too heated that happens...another said sensor isnt clean and both said chill karein. So now I'm lost now..

    The problem also seems to have dissapeared on its own. Tho I have a feeling it'll rear its ugly head soon again.

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    What unit was used to check the error codes? a generic OBD-II reader or test lamp will not be able to do this. It maybe a temporary hiccup, but if the position indicator started to blink there was an error reported.

    Make sure you used correct ATF and that you flushed all out, Toyota dont have torque converter drain plugs and about half of the ATF capacity is drained from the sump and filter change, the rest is took out from the cooler lines.
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    Hi, turned out to be nothing

    Thanks Xulfiqar bhai for the help

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