Saturday, February 02, 2008 - 10:39 am, by: Matt Tan(Tan18)
I'm currently having a little problem in the Celsior's shifting.
Sometimes the trc light in the middle of the dash pops up. When it does, the celsior seems to have problems shifting down when I put the foot down on the accelerator. Instead of shifting down, it seems to stay at around 2000 rpm. For the most part, it still seems to be fine when accelerating from still, so the problem is only when the car has already got some speed. This only happens when the trc light is on.
I've just had both my solenoids replaced because the No.2 solenoid was buggered (Got codes 63 and 67 from diagnostics). Therefore, the trc problem was already there before I needed to replace the solenoids. The guys who changed the solenoids did say that sometimes the 67 diagnostic code comes up because of the solenoids. (On a side note, does $450 sound like a reasonable price to have paid for the two solenoids replacement and fitting?)
I ran diagnostics again and i got 67 (O/D direct clutch speed sensor). Would the problem be a transmission problem, or something to do with the TRC??? I don't really want to waste money getting the transmission checked if its a TRC problem, or vice-versa.
Friday, February 29, 2008 - 10:44 am, by: Matt Tan(Tan18)
I put the car into a transmission workshop and they said they couldn't work on it until the problems with the trc is gone. They then advised me to go to an auto elec. to sort out the problem.
I went to the auto elec. and they said they wouldn't touch it because they don't have the right equipment, and therefore have to bring it to Toyota.
I brought it to Toyota and they said that they could have a look, with no guarantees that they'd be able to find anything due to the car being a grey import. I don't really want to waste $90 for them to take a look and not find anything.
I ran the onboard diagnostics on my transmission and traction control and got the following codes: Transmission: 68 - Short circuit in kick-down switch Engine: 41 - Throttle position sensor signal Traction: 45 - When idle switch is ON, main throttle position sensor signal is 1.5V or higher
Is the transmission kickdown error caused by the TPS, or is it a separate issue? Also, How much am I looking at for a new TPS, both for parts, and installation? Can anyone recommend someone to install a TPS around victoria, preferably around the western suburbs?