2010 Toyota Camry SE transmission wont go into gear correctly why?

Asked by Apr 27, 2015 at 07:53 PM about the 2010 Toyota Camry SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car has never had a ATF flush & fill because as Toyota clearly states this system will last indefinitely & you wont need one. So if this is the case why don't all Toyota's come with a LIFETIME warranty on their Transmissions? Anyhow my 2010 Camry SE has 104,000mi. on it & all matters of maintenance was up to snuff except for the AT. Well I'm leaving the other morning & I thought I felt a strange resistance or difficulty once in gear to get the car moving forward...it happened for a second & then the car moved normally forward & I attributed this to maybe having my foot slightly on the brake pad. Ok so get to the store fine, however when leaving first in R & then in D the same locking up feeling occurred only this time I knew it wasn't my foot & there was this strange sound & smell that came from under my car and sounded like metal on metal grinding w/a really high pitch squeal as I drove from the store back to my house about 2mi. I got home & now my car no matter what gear wont even budge at all w/same grinding-high pitch squeal sound & smell. So besides the obvious if I actually do the unthinkable being a AT flush & fluid will my car be ok & back to normal? Or...is my transmission already to far damaged for a fluid & flush?

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Manufacturers state that the trans fluid is 'lifetime'. BMW and other manufacturers do it as well. All depends on what you consider lifetime. 50K miles, 100K, age of car etc. I normally recommend changing the fluid regardless. But in your case if you were having shuttering and shift issues, I would recomend the fluid and flush. Since you have metal noise and burning, I would have a local mechanic look it over for you as to what the issue is. No amount of fluid will fix that. Based on your description it could be your serpentine belt riding over a frozen pulley and not the transmission. best to diagnose first before replacing parts.

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