Toyota Transmissions

The Toyota Camry was equipped with the U241E, A541E and A140E transmission in some models. Introduced for the 1983 model year, the Toyota Camry was designed to provide Americans a reliable alternative to all the compact FWD cars that were coming out of Detroit at a rapid pace. In just a few short years the Camry was a success, and by 1997 it had become the best selling automobile in America. Today’s Camry is a lot more luxurious and athletic than its predecessors. There’s contemporary styling, a ton of features, and the choice of 4cyl, V6 or hybrid power. The cabin has additionally been reimagined, and it’s currently full of top quality materials, soft touch points, accent stitching, and tasteful chrome accents. Toyota has gone to great lengths to shed the appliance-like feel of previous Camry’s. However it’s still as sturdy as you’d expect. Does something seem to be wrong with your Camry? Let’s investigate a number of the most common Toyota Camry transmission issues, and see what you can do to get your automobile back on the road.

Common problems include:

  • No reverse; The transmission upshifts properly, however won’t engage reverse.
  • Premature upshifts at moderate to full throttle
  • Harsh shifts or shift flares between 2-3 or 3-4
  • Shortly after starting, your car may have shift flares or shift hard into 3rd or 4th gear
  • Lack of Response
  • Leaking Fluid- leaking fluid is a serious issue, as the transmission fluid not only serves as a coolant, but a lubricant as well, keeping everything running smoothly.
  • Low Fluid- as with leaking fluid, having too little fluid can be detrimental to the health of your transmission, leading to overheating and other issues.
  • Burning Smell
  • Grinding or Shaking
  • Whining, Clunking or buzzing
  • Refuses to shift Into Gear
  • Torque Converter problems
  • Valve Body problems
  • Gears slithering
  • No third or fourth Gear
  • No first or second Gear
  • Dragging Clutch
  • Trouble Codes / Check Engine Light- although having a check engine light come on does not necessarily mean that you certainly have a transmission issue, it is not wise to continue to operate your vehicle when it has indicated that there is an issue. If you continue to drive your vehicle while there are problems, the issue could get worse or cause problems in other areas of your vehicle. What could have been an easy and inexpensive fix could become a much bigger and more costly repair.