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Reverse Gear Problem with Toyota Camry Automatic 2.4 Litres and 2005 Model

05/09/2013 7:43 AM

Gear problem with Toyota Camry 2.4litres Automatic and 2005 Model

Receently I just discovered that the car does not move on reverse gear. The gear oil is ok and also other gears do not have any issues. Can you please advise on what could be the likely problem and also the solution. Thanks. Waeoka

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Re: Reverse Gear Problem with Toyota Camry Automatic 2.4 litres and 2005 Model

05/09/2013 7:50 AM

Problem: I suspect there is a problem with the transmission.

Solution: When parking, always choose a spot where you can exit forward. Never enter dead ends that are less wide than your turning radius, unless they are sufficiently uphill to allow rolling out backwards in neutral.

Alternate solutions: Hire a professional or learn to repair the transmission yourself.....

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Re: Reverse Gear Problem with Toyota Camry Automatic 2.4 litres and 2005 Model

05/09/2013 8:09 AM

Another solution would be to put it on an internet auction site (name withheld) and get rid of it.

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Re: Reverse Gear Problem with Toyota Camry Automatic 2.4 Litres and 2005 Model

05/09/2013 12:21 PM

Probably lack of proper maintenance....transmission fluid should be changed every 30k miles.....Find a good rebuilder...

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Re: Reverse Gear Problem with Toyota Camry Automatic 2.4 Litres and 2005 Model

05/09/2013 11:05 PM

I experienced the same symptoms with a Mercedes transmission... Investigation found a broken retaining pin for the reverse brake band...It was an easy enough fix as the transmission did not have to come out of the car... Luck!!!

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Re: Reverse Gear Problem with Toyota Camry Automatic 2.4 Litres and 2005 Model

05/10/2013 9:03 AM

transmission service needs to take place every 30 K miles (48,000 Km). If not, then the situation you are in applies. Too late for a simple transmission fluid change out, and screen/filter cleaning.

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Re: Reverse Gear Problem with Toyota Camry Automatic 2.4 Litres and 2005 Model

05/10/2013 7:03 PM

I am in the auto industry and I am very familiar with the 2005 Toyota Camry. The transmission in the 4 cylinder car is very reliable and unless you are stressing the transmission, the transmission oil will not need to be replaced sooner than 60,000 miles.

Based on your description of the problem, my conclusion is that the transmission needs to be rebuilt. The labor cost will be high, because the transmission needs to come out of the car. Since the fluid is okay - based on your description, the rest of the transmission should be fine. Also, since the fluid is okay, the friction materials should be good - no burnt transmission fluid. Something mechanical inside the transmission must have broken or came loose.

One final comment; you may want to double check the level of the transmission fluid. Do this on a level surface with the engine off (but warm). First start the car and warm it up. Then shift through each gear and then back into park. Turn the engine off and pull the transmission dipstick, wipe it off and reinsert. Pull it out again and check the level. Even though you said the fluid is fine, you should double check the quality of the oil. Smell it - the best way to tell if the oil is burnt. If it smells bad, your transmission has overheated. The color should also be pink. If there is a brown tone, the oil needs to be changed, but simply changing oil will not fix the problem. If the oil is brown, you probably have a bad reverse cluch - not a good thing. This means you've overheated the transmission while in reverse - maybe rocking it while stuck or backing up steep hills often.

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Re: Reverse Gear Problem with Toyota Camry Automatic 2.4 Litres and 2005 Model

05/14/2013 5:51 AM

Your contribution is sufficiently rich and appears to address the issue with the reverse gear. I have already engaged an auto mechanic whose finding is in line with your submission.

The gear-box has not been dismantled yet, but he was of the opinion that the fibre was burnt. A confirmation will be made as soon as the gear-box is dismantled.

Many thank for your contribution.

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