I can very highly expect that the transmission fluid level is low and needs to be corrected. This would explain the jolting.
The transmission fluid needs to be changed. However, at this stage DO NOT FLUSH the transmission which would replace all of the old fluid with new. Instead, what I would recommend is to only perform a drain of the transmission. This will replace about 2+ litres given that the overall fluid capacity of the transmission including the torque convertor is 6.1 litres. Perform another pan drain of the transmission every 12 months. Very important that the fluid level is correct.
Following YouTube video by The Car Nut who is a Toyota Master Technician in the USA has a section on the transmission fluid.
I love the way the dealerships go straight for the jugular and smash you with a massive repair bill based on what they "think"...
You need to take it to someone who can definitively diagnose the actual issue and not these greed monger dealerships who insult your intelligence they way they do as I described. Shot gunning the process can get expensive fast and it could be something relatively simple and cheap.
Cold start rattle suggests something to do with the VVTI system and not knowing the history of your vehicle, it's anyone's guess as to what's really going on.
It could be sludged up for all we know and your oil isn't circulating well enough on a cold start. That's where I'd start.
Please don't take the word as gospel from a dealership. Their main interest is to keep the lights on at whatever cost and are known to gouge the wood ducks out there. Be more prudent and beat them at their own game. This is why dealerships get a bad name. They charge like a wounded bull, and especially where it's not warranted.
Trying to find the RHS headlight part number for my 04 Sportivo. Need to replace it since there’s a crack.
Do you guys know if the ZZE122 headlight the same as the Sportivo ZZE123?
I was looking at potentially the 2016. Something like the picture below. Can't say too much of the specifics because I haven't settled on what I'll use. Let me know if you need any other information. cheers
Thank you for your inputs guys, well I just got this car from a relative (I’m the 2nd owner basically) and it’s service records is quite hard to reach from the Toyota dealer (they said that it will take some processing in order to obtain its record after demanding it from them and the such) but my relative said that the ATF wasn’t changed since day one from the dealer. My aforementioned problems seldom occurs tho. It doesn’t make any noises in changing gears but it jolts.
My question also, if changing the transmission fluid (considering the fact that it wasn’t changed since day one (14 years) from the factory) will do damage?, while I was researching there were some who opined in this forum that fluid that was not changed that long should not be replaced due to the probability that the transmission will be damaged per se from the new fluid that will be poured in.
Hi, I am thinking about getting an aftermarket rear spoiler for my 2000 Toyota Celica SX. Want to know what one would be the best cheap one from eBay (without leading to getting defected) to start with before upgrading to the expensive APR GTC-200 or GTC-300 wings which can be either universal or specific-built ones that will have to be shipped from the United States. I've measured around where the stock spoiler stands which was about 36 inches (93cm).
Hello all of my kluger friends seeing as i am only new to this i hope some of you can help again. are any of you experiencing a rattle in the engine on start up only, mainly when cold? doesn't last long. are you able to advise me sounds like top end to me. took it to toyota and they quoted me about $5,000 maybe more as they were to sure if it was lifters, timing chain etc. would this be a warranty issue or recall even? i have never come across this issue before.
Hello all. I am new here. Own a Camry Hybrid older than 5 years and a casual Uber driver. Anyone with a continous happy exrerience with a Toyota Dealership in Melbourne .? I would love to know a recommendation.
I think they all vary somewhat in quality, cost and approache to customer service ( actively developing long time trust and relationship with customers). ?? Or is it that "Good old days" are gone in this arena ? :-)
I would love to hear shared experiences here.