First post here and another transmission problem. This is for my mom’s 2008 Camry, 4 cyl, 86k.
I recently took it in for maintenance. The car drove fine before. It was at Toyota dealer, who did a transmission fluid drain and fill (not flush). I don’t think my mom did any transmission service prior. She said she denied all optional service prior. I drove the car once on a long trip afterwards (no issues) and it had been parking on the street since. Now, it appears the transmission won’t engage until i hit around 6k rpm. One it’s moving, it can cruise at a rather high 4k rpm, and the car jerks forward only after I really hit the throttle.
- Is it possible for a transmission to suddenly fail (as opposed to slowly degrade with noticeable shifting issues) after transmission service? Or is it more likely that the service was done incorrectly?
I have read this thread and know my decision to have Toyota do transmission service might have been a mistake: Thread: Can A Transmission Fluid Replacement Cause Transmission to Fail
- The car is at shop now. They say I need to replace the transmission with a remanufactured unit. I know another shop will do a rebuild for much cheaper. What should I do? Should I choose remanufactured over rebuild?
I also read the thread below and I am wondering if I should ask the shop to do drain and fill a few more times to clean out any left over gunk Thread: Transmission Shifts Late and Hard After Fluid Change