When it does occur the upshift is harsh, the downshift delayed as if the transmission is confused about the driver's intention, and there is pronounced hesitation when the accelerator is pressed. Constant Velocity Joint Boot Inspect driveshaft boots and retorque flange bolts. This lack of responsiveness leaves both the vehicle and passengers exposed to accident and injury. This is an intermittent problem which makes it especially unnerving. Assuming that they did the transmission service correctly, I would be checking the transmission oil pressure.
Don't count the price of tires in your consideration. Generally there is a good reason why a repair costs what it does. The first lasted a day making the car seem like the demo I test drove. Sharing personal information, or specifics on is not allowed. Select one of the options below to filter by 'Solved' or 'Unsolved' posts. I am not familiar with this specific transmission; however, there is a computer that controls the shift points of most transmissions. It is like the transmission doesn't adjust with the pressing of the gas pedal.
We allow links, pictures, video, or audio file to help diagnose your problem. My wife and I have a new baby at home and this is our only car that the baby's car seat can travel in. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-877-866-8372 ex. You can feel the car change gear. They screwed up and are all but admitting that by offering to eat a good chunk of the trans repair though I bet you could get a similar repair price from a trans shop, they aren't doing you a huge favor. The consumer contacted the manufacturer who indicated that he vehicle was performing with in their specifications. Sounds to me like they just want to replace it instead of fixing it, since that would actually require some sort of diagnostic skills that they don't have.
I had the sb-tc004-03 performed after receiving the letter from Lexus, but it didn't help. At current mileage of 32,000, the problem seems to be worsening. The problem occurred with no warning and was intermittent which also displayed a sluggish delay. A transmission fluid leak can be traced to several reasons like a broken seal, loosening of the filler tube, defective pan gasket and poor installation which invariably alter the efficient running of the vehicle system. This is a quality, recycled 2001 Lexus Es 300 Transmission. This statement is to issue notice that I am not satisfied, and the problem has not been fixed.
Had it happened a twenty minutes earlier while I was on the baltimore beltway I-695 I would probably have been killed. This is my wife's car, and I really don't think there needs to be any injuries or fatalities to have something done about this wide spread problem. Very dangerous condition exists when trying to enter lane, or make a turn, in front of fast-moving traffic. In addition, there is a repeated shifting problem at low speeds wherein the vehicle continuously shifts in and out of overdrive, again with unexpected and uncontrollable results. These problems are at speeds up to 40 mph.
However, the problem persists in much the same way. If that isn't available, provide all you know and explain why. One is at the bottom of the exhaust manifold, another is about a foot below that on the exhaust pipe and is fairly hard to reach from the top. Best practice is to ship to a friend or family in the Continental U. It ran at 2500 rpm and when it shifts gear it moved to 4000 rpm and came down to 1500. And then it acted as if there was no gear in the vehicle.
In the spirit of full disclosure, the car is eight years old, is well maintained and has been driven 113,000 miles. It is causing unsafe driving conditions. Also a problem with the car trying to decide what gear to be in when going around 20 to 25 miles per hour. Tag: 3050033310, 305103331084, 305103320284, 3050033202, 3050033101, 3050033100. Will it cost this much to change the transmission? The Lexus dealership did a software upgrade recently, it only made the matter worse. Thanks to those who replied. Life is a gamble, if you cannot stomach owning a used car, buy a new car with a warranty.
I can see the engine running at 3000rpm and move even to 5000rpm when i press the accelerator but it was moving as if a the clutch is pressed down in a manual transmission vehicle. Also, make sure the filter is clean to keep you fluid fresh. It shudders at times when shifting. Highly Recommend: Replacing or bypassing transmission cooler. It seems the car's electronics does not regognize the accelerator's request for fuel under those conditions. I stopped it, turned off ignition and swithc it on again. The shift solenoid is an internal transmission part, so the transmission has to come out for the repair.
And 2 doesn't 109K miles seem like way too early for a well maintained Lexus tranny to fail? The hesitation is extremely unnerving in a high stress merging environment at least and potentially dangerous accident potential at worse. The cheapest route is to go to take it to a transmission shop or dealer and have the shift solonoid replaced. It is a nightmare to drive this car in traffic. Engines revs but transmission will not catch. We look forward to hearing from you! If you need to restore your ride's functionality, AutoZone has all the answers. Transmission Slipping Transmission Slipping is one common problem a vehicle's transmission encounters. Some of the major transmission problems in cars are: Transmission Fluid Leak Fluid-related problems are popularly known as the troubles encountered by a gearbox.