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?

1 Answer

257,875

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.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    13,650
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,680
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    3,030
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,034 Great Deals out of 59,786 listings starting at $1,099
Used Toyota Corolla
811 Great Deals out of 54,977 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic
786 Great Deals out of 70,341 listings starting at $1,499
Used Nissan Altima
1,012 Great Deals out of 78,491 listings starting at $1,627
Used Toyota Avalon
225 Great Deals out of 16,956 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota RAV4
722 Great Deals out of 46,746 listings starting at $1,195
Used Hyundai Sonata
752 Great Deals out of 50,890 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Highlander
468 Great Deals out of 31,223 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan Maxima
269 Great Deals out of 22,951 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda CR-V
786 Great Deals out of 57,391 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford Fusion
975 Great Deals out of 68,132 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Tacoma
590 Great Deals out of 44,878 listings starting at $1,790
Used Toyota Prius
306 Great Deals out of 16,194 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Malibu
974 Great Deals out of 66,071 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota 4Runner
277 Great Deals out of 23,385 listings starting at $2,300

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
12,260 listings starting at $20,900
2017 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 1,824 listings starting at $13,987
2016 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 2,584 listings starting at $9,995
2015 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 2,171 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
81 Great Deals out of 2,531 listings starting at $8,495

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.