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JAIMEJAMES Feb 20, 1:06am - #106781 

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issues with car...

i have been having a couple issues with my gts 6-speed:

1. erratic idle when the car is cold (goes up and down until warm). never happened until i installed an AEM CAI. is that normal? even when it's warm i get the occasional drop in idle when the engine seems to want to die. i installed a grounding kit hoping it would alleviate the problem but to no avail it hasn't. the maf has been cleaned but i'm now going to clean the throttle body and change to higher end spark plugs. any other ideas??

2. there is also the occasional difficulty shifting into 1st and even 2nd. i've recently installed a jdm TRD clutch kit and it still persists. i basically said fukit and installed a b&m ss and of course the problem's still there. i just got speedsource's shifter bushing and i'm hoping for that to rectify the problem but could this be my synchros?

if so, how should i go about convincing the dealer (it's still under the powertrain warranty) there IS a problem (they denied it already and didn't want to "tear apart the tranny for no reason").

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carinv1175 Feb 20, 1:13am - #106782 

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Did you get the factory upgrade yet in the trans?
There is definitely a problem w/ 2000 and 2001 celica gts 6 speed. My freind just had to have his tranny replaced for the same problem.

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slidr Feb 20, 1:17am - #106783 

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Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
i have been having a couple issues with my gts 6-speed:

1. erratic idle when the car is cold (goes up and down until warm). never happened until i installed an AEM CAI. is that normal? even when it's warm i get the occasional drop in idle when the engine seems to want to die. i installed a grounding kit hoping it would alleviate the problem but to no avail it hasn't. the maf has been cleaned but i'm now going to clean the throttle body and change to higher end spark plugs. any other ideas??

2. there is also the occasional difficulty shifting into 1st and even 2nd. i've recently installed a jdm TRD clutch kit and it still persists. i basically said fukit and installed a b&m ss and of course the problem's still there. i just got speedsource's shifter bushing and i'm hoping for that to rectify the problem but could this be my synchros?

if so, how should i go about convincing the dealer (it's still under the powertrain warranty) there IS a problem (they denied it already and didn't want to "tear apart the tranny for no reason").
1. Could just be the cold weather, but also try to adjust your throttle cable. Other than that, it seems to be normal. May just go up and down when your cooling fan goes on, or perhaps some other thing is running and you don't know it, such as the AC (doubt it, it's winter). But it's most likely just the cold. My car tends to idle near 2k when the engine is really cold, and as soon as the car gets warm, it idles just below 1k.

2. When I shift, it isn't the smoothest thing in the world. You can try to grease the linkage under the Hood also. My 1st to 2nd gear used to squeak until I lubed it. Just have someone shift back and forth and look under the Hood so you can see what to lube. I know that it has nothing to do with rough shifts, but it may help a little. Whenever I shift from like 2nd to 3rd, it's not really smooth. It seems like I always hit a little bump in the middle. I had my tranny oil changed, but it didn't help that much. You may need to do the same if you havn't already. Also, when it's cold, it tends to make for rougher shifts cause your tranny oil will be cold, and may thicken a little to make shifts kinda tough. Should be a little better when the car is warm, or perhaps in warmer weather.

Hope at least some of this helped.


Oh yeah, check all of your lines on your AEM Intake, and make sure the clamps are tightened ALL THE WAY. Don't be afraid to apply pressure, just tighten until the screw won't budge.

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slidr Feb 20, 1:21am - #106784 

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Also, check this out for your tach... http://www.radphys.com/TSB_SPEEDO_TACH_FLUCTUATION.pdf

Doubt it will help, but ya never know.


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slidr Feb 20, 1:22am - #106785 

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Originally Posted by carinv1175

Did you get the factory upgrade yet in the trans?
There is definitely a problem w/ 2000 and 2001 celica gts 6 speed. My freind just had to have his tranny replaced for the same problem.
Are you talking about this... http://www.radphys.com/TSB_2001_6spd_GTS_Gear_difficulty.pdf

Anyone know if that is covered under the Platinum Extended Warranty??


confusedDoes anyone know if any of the TSB's are covered under the Platinum Extended Warranty??? confused

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JAIMEJAMES Feb 20, 1:25am - #106786 

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Originally Posted by carinv1175
Did you get the factory upgrade yet in the trans?
There is definitely a problem w/ 2000 and 2001 celica gts 6 speed. My freind just had to have his tranny replaced for the same problem.
nope, didn't want the wider shift gate and toyota's "specialist" (came direct from toyota hq to meet about the worn clutch;long story but i got the jdm TRD free) even advised it would greatly change the dynamics of the car.

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JAIMEJAMES Feb 20, 1:30am - #106787 

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Originally Posted by slidr

Originally Posted by carinv1175

Did you get the factory upgrade yet in the trans?
There is definitely a problem w/ 2000 and 2001 celica gts 6 speed. My freind just had to have his tranny replaced for the same problem.
Are you talking about this... http://www.radphys.com/TSB_2001_6spd_GTS_Gear_difficulty.pdf

Anyone know if that is covered under the Platinum Extended Warranty??


confusedDoes anyone know if any of the TSB's are covered under the Platinum Extended Warranty??? confused
i will recheck these things. thx. btw, the tsb's are under their own type of parameters. depending on the tsb you may have to factor mileage, year of car, vin #'s, etc... the warranty is limited to itself. i learned the hard way with a lot of other things so read the fine print.

ps. your sig is hella funny. rofl that's the big kid from maury's show grin

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CelicasROCK Feb 20, 1:34am - #106788 
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theres a problem with the 2000/2001 Celica 6 speed transmissons? ahh the 2002 have the rev limit? is it even worth it to buy a used celica(2000/2001)?
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slidr Feb 20, 1:36am - #106789 

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Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by carinv1175
Did you get the factory upgrade yet in the trans?
There is definitely a problem w/ 2000 and 2001 celica gts 6 speed. My freind just had to have his tranny replaced for the same problem.
Are you talking about this... http://www.radphys.com/TSB_2001_6spd_GTS_Gear_difficulty.pdf
LOL, I just found the fat kid on some website, didn't know where it came from.

Anyways, the Platinum Warranty I have is only in effect for like 2k more miles. It stops at the 75k mile mark. It says that it covers everything that the original warranty covers. I don't understand what you mean about the parameters. You think I'm fucked? confused
Anyone know if that is covered under the Platinum Extended Warranty??


confusedDoes anyone know if any of the TSB's are covered under the Platinum Extended Warranty??? confused
i will recheck these things. thx. btw, the tsb's are under their own type of parameters. depending on the tsb you may have to factor mileage, year of car, vin #'s, etc... the warranty is limited to itself. i learned the hard way with a lot of other things so read the fine print.

ps. your sig is hella funny. rofl that's the big kid from maury's show grin

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carinv1175 Feb 20, 1:49am - #106790 

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Yeah my freinds car did not have the upgrade either and his started just like yours but got worse and worse. Now that he got the new tranny its working fine again. As far as the warranty covering it ofcourse it does.
Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
Originally Posted by carinv1175
Did you get the factory upgrade yet in the trans?
There is definitely a problem w/ 2000 and 2001 celica gts 6 speed. My freind just had to have his tranny replaced for the same problem.
nope, didn't want the wider shift gate and toyota's "specialist" (came direct from toyota hq to meet about the worn clutch;long story but i got the jdm trd free) even advised it would greatly change the dynamics of the car.

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slidr Feb 20, 1:59am - #106791 

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Originally Posted by carinv1175
Yeah my freinds car did not have the upgrade either and his started just like yours but got worse and worse. Now that he got the new tranny its working fine again. As far as the warranty covering it ofcourse it does.
Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
Originally Posted by carinv1175
Did you get the factory upgrade yet in the trans?
There is definitely a problem w/ 2000 and 2001 celica gts 6 speed. My freind just had to have his tranny replaced for the same problem.
nope, didn't want the wider shift gate and toyota's "specialist" (came direct from toyota hq to meet about the worn clutch;long story but i got the jdm trd free) even advised it would greatly change the dynamics of the car.
The extended warranty.

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carinv1175 Feb 20, 2:02am - #106792 

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Absolutely covered under the toyota platinum
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by carinv1175
Yeah my freinds car did not have the upgrade either and his started just like yours but got worse and worse. Now that he got the new tranny its working fine again. As far as the warranty covering it ofcourse it does.
Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
Originally Posted by carinv1175
Did you get the factory upgrade yet in the trans?
There is definitely a problem w/ 2000 and 2001 celica gts 6 speed. My freind just had to have his tranny replaced for the same problem.
nope, didn't want the wider shift gate and toyota's "specialist" (came direct from toyota hq to meet about the worn clutch;long story but i got the jdm trd free) even advised it would greatly change the dynamics of the car.
The extended warranty.

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slidr Feb 20, 2:03am - #106793 

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Originally Posted by carinv1175
Absolutely covered under the toyota platinum
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by carinv1175
Yeah my freinds car did not have the upgrade either and his started just like yours but got worse and worse. Now that he got the new tranny its working fine again. As far as the warranty covering it ofcourse it does.
Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
[quote=carinv1175]Did you get the factory upgrade yet in the trans?
There is definitely a problem w/ 2000 and 2001 celica gts 6 speed. My freind just had to have his tranny replaced for the same problem.
nope, didn't want the wider shift gate and toyota's "specialist" (came direct from toyota hq to meet about the worn clutch;long story but i got the jdm trd free) even advised it would greatly change the dynamics of the car.
The extended warranty.
[/quote]Good. Too bad my lift bolts havn't broken yet. Almost 75k miles and I'm still on the original ones. Don't think they will fix them if they aren't broken though. confused

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slidr Feb 20, 2:04am - #106794 

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Also, about the tranny fix. How much will the fix hinder performance??

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xmangt1 Feb 20, 8:58am - #106795 

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No offense fellas but this is one of the reasons why I went with an auto.
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boxer4turbo Feb 20, 10:15am - #106796 
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Originally Posted by xmangt1
No offense fellas but this is one of the reasons why I went with an auto.


lol no it wasnt i bet you still want a 6 speed so bad still , ur just tryin to make up for it by using that excuse
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slidr Feb 20, 10:20am - #106797 

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Originally Posted by boxer4turbo
Originally Posted by xmangt1
No offense fellas but this is one of the reasons why I went with an auto.


lol no it wasnt i bet you still want a 6 speed so bad still , ur just tryin to make up for it by using that excuse
The manual tranny is more reliable than an auto anyday, unless you have someone driving a manual who can't shift for shit, then you can fuck up the gears and synchros. And once an auto tranny starts to go out, you can kiss it goodbye. kiss

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