Around 50 or 55 mph, my 2001 Toyota Camry just began shifting up and down right around that speed. It shifts up and down quickly and jerksback and fourth. It just started this morning, but this afternoon, it didn't do it.

20

Asked by Apr 16, 2013 at 12:20 AM about the 2001 Toyota Camry

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

8 Answers

104,715

First thing I would do is to check the fluid. Second thing is to get the codes read to see if a system has failed.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

as tenspeed asserted, there could possibly be a transmission fluid leak, would take a look at the flexible lines leading to the radiator, these rubber parts often go to hell with constant exposure to transmission fluid. look for red, then you'll know to tighten the clamps or replace the rubber there~

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

if the fluid level is good, doesn't smell burnt or look anything other than cherry red, would consider having the filter replaced and the fluid changed out to fresh...may just pull a few boulders out of there~

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
20

OK. When I checked the fluid, it was up to the mark and it was red on the white napkin. I had the fluid changed probably about 6000 miles ago, hasn't been long. I'll get the code readings from Advance Auto. I can say though that no dash lights came on. Is there something else I can do? I noticed one of your colleagues mentioned a "Throttle Position Sensor," to another subscriber regarding a similar problem. Is that a possibility? Thank you all so very much for your help.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

TPS would throw a trouble code out there, yes diagnostic scan, buy one yourself for not too much money~

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
22,395

Toyota needs correct fluid ,worn out already maybe if not correct,or rear speed sensor going out.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
104,715

Some scanners can detect pending codes that have not happened enough to turn on the CEL.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
20

Gentlemen, thank you all so much. As Judge Roy and Tenspeed have advised, I am going to get a diagnostic scan as well as have the fluid checked by a technician to make sure it isn't worn out as Jimmy 7 indicated. Thank you all again for your help. This may have saved me thousands of dollars.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 77,381 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,100.

ZIP:

Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    14,580
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,890
  • #3
    last_chance_garage
    Reputation
    3,190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
818 Great Deals out of 88,083 listings starting at $1,444
Used Toyota Corolla
904 Great Deals out of 70,313 listings starting at $1,479
Used Honda Civic
594 Great Deals out of 53,439 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
1,131 Great Deals out of 75,096 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Avalon
207 Great Deals out of 11,189 listings starting at $1,180
Used Toyota RAV4
638 Great Deals out of 62,260 listings starting at $1,995
Used Hyundai Sonata
609 Great Deals out of 54,279 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Maxima
333 Great Deals out of 20,670 listings starting at $1,175
Used Toyota Highlander
516 Great Deals out of 42,668 listings starting at $2,009
Used Honda CR-V
712 Great Deals out of 62,461 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Malibu
995 Great Deals out of 54,061 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Tacoma
550 Great Deals out of 41,421 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
335 Great Deals out of 29,410 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Prius
290 Great Deals out of 15,669 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 38,749 listings starting at $20,367
2017 Toyota Camry For Sale
139 Great Deals out of 6,080 listings starting at $12,477
2016 Toyota Camry For Sale
147 Great Deals out of 6,252 listings starting at $8,991
2015 Toyota Camry For Sale
246 Great Deals out of 7,440 listings starting at $9,679
2014 Toyota Camry For Sale
189 Great Deals out of 4,204 listings starting at $6,859

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.