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Old 02-25-05, 06:34 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I have a 99 RX300 with 85k miles that generally runs beautifully and is well maintained. However lately I am concerned about the way my car reacts when I initially put it into gear (it's an automatic). It seems be a bit difficult to put it into reverse when I first get into the car - it is a hard shift and the car seems to kind of jolt a bit. It does it both when putting it into reverse and when putting it into drive at first, it does get better after a while. Does anyone else have this experience? Should I be concerned?...

Thank you for any advice you can give me!
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Old 02-25-05, 07:56 PM   #2
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O.K, this is the first time in CL that I've ever recommend you to doing this. Try to disconnect the negative battery terminal and this will reset the learn memory of the ECM.
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Old 02-28-05, 07:51 AM   #3
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Does your transmission fluid have a good red color? If it's black, perhaps a fluid change or complete flush if it has been a while since last serviced. The RX uses toyota type T-IV fluid only.
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If resetting the ECM and changing fluid didn't help, it could be bad valve body in the tranny. About $700 to fix, so hope it's not the case.
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Old 02-28-05, 09:01 AM   #5
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TRY LUCUS TRANSMISSION FIZ. 6.99 A BOTTLE iT DOES WONDERS FOR THE TRANNY. MY SHIFTS ARE SMOOTHER BECAUSE OF IT. CHECK POSTS FOR LUCUS TRANS ADDIITIVE
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