I’m the original owner of a 2007 Camry SE V6 with 133,000. I don’t drive my car hard. In past month when first thing in morning I’m now getting a quick RPM flare when shifting from 3 to 4 gear.
The RPM flare or spike is brief and only occurs once and only in the morning. Other then the flare the car seems to drive fine. Is this a serious transmission issue? At the dealer they just test drove it and said transmission is failing. Said transmission is sealed can’t be rebuilt so it needs to be replaced.
With only 133,000 miles and normal to light drive seems crazy. Appreciate your input.
It’s pretty common for early model u660e 6 speeds to flare when it’s cold. Replace transmission fluid and filter if you haven’t, see if that helps because it’s the cheapest option. If that doesn’t help, have a transmission shop install a Sonnax “Zip-Kit” on your transmission, this kit is a valvebody rebuild kit and it will help your situation and really tighten up this slush-box. The dealer’s response is typical because usually they are in no position to fix such issues because replacing a transmission cost more and they can make more money off you. Or a lack of skills to perform such ordeal. So it’s critical to have a trusted independent shop to get a second opinion.
Here’s a link to one of many forum posts on this issue, best of luck.
Here’s another useful forum post: http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/104-camry-5th-6th-gen-2002-2006-2007-2011-2nd-gen-solara-2004-2008/1399769-3-5l-transmission-issue-common-help.html
I couldn’t find the post about one owner having more than 200000 miles on the flaring transmission so you don’t need to worry about it too much
Thanks for the reply. Really appreciate it. Will definitely see about changing Trans Filter and Fluid. Runs good and has power. This seems be only issue. Hope really works Thanks again!!!