Strong vibrations on an ipsum 1996 in reverse, drive or park

Asked by Apr 11, 2015 at 03:34 AM about the 1996 Toyota Corolla

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a toyota ipsum. it just suddnly started these strong vibrations when i put it in reverse gear, drive or park. What could be the problem. I also discovered that the ATF is very very low. could this be the problem

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Yes, that very well could be the problem. Top it off, usually I would say check at operating temperature but don't drive it that low. On my Corolla there are 'cold' marks on dipstick, running in Park. The, since the car is only sold in Japan, Malaysia and Singapore and parts of Europe. I don't know if the CEL works the same way as here, and your car is not really a Corolla. If you don't mind me asking, where are you? It can help me in further research if needed. Also what engine? Diesel, or 2.0L/2.4L gasoline?

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I really need to know if you have the 2.0L -- 1AZ FE. That engine may be vibrating due to misfiring because it has direct-injection with a step-up fuel pump, that uses very high pressure on fuel to overcome the compression when injector opens. It injects directly in to cylinder and does not pass through intake valve, needing a tremendous amount of pressure. That could be it, the step-up pump.

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