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Mad_Max
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Mad_Max Oct 3, 2:39pm - #290491 
2001 Silver Toyota Celica SX
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2001 Toyota Celica SX

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 3
Perth, Australia
Auto Transmission thumping

Hi,

I have a 2001 Celica SX (Australia) auto its done quite a lot of Km's (99,000).

I've had it for about one week and i've noticed that after I start her up, the auto trans. thumps when changing gears, however after i've drive around a bit it goes away, and the gear changes are smooth.

Do I need to change the transmission fluid?
Or does it suggest that the transmission is just mechanically worn. I've checked the fluid level and it is normal.

Thanks for any advice.
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Haulin_A_Doo
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Haulin_A_Doo Oct 3, 8:08pm - #290492 
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Ontario
Celica trannys do shift a little rough compared to most other automatics.

I would drain the tranny fluid (the plug is on the bottom of the tranny pan) & refill (use the dipstick hole & a funnel). Then drive it for at least 100KM. This will help rinse the old fluid out of your cooling lines, cooling core in your rad & the torque converter.

Then I would do a tranny fluid & filter on it. This will clean it right up & you should probably get a lot smoother operation from your tranny. thumbsup
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