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The most likely I can think of is that the cable that connects the selector to the transmission needs adjusting. When you are selecting drive, the transmission is seeing it still in neutral, so you have to push it further into d3 to get the transmission to see that you are selecting drive. Does the dashboard show which gear is selected? Does the dashboard ...


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It looks like it's a bit too far out, however, let me pose a couple of questions: Are there any modifications to the truck? (ie: is it lifted) Does the driveshaft move at all in the up/down or left right directions? If the answers to these two questions are "no", I'd suggest you've pretty much don't have much to worry about. The amount which is &...


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This won't damage the car. A mechanic often revs the engine to test things. If you rev the engine to max and leave it running at max for hours then it will suffer damage, but few do that.


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I've seen several EJ253's of this generation suffer failed catalytic converters where the catalytic substrate has physically broken up in the exhaust meaning the car cannot breathe properly with no DTC's. A car we worked on could barely make it up a local hill but after replacing the cat it was no problem. Also I guess you've checked the battery voltage is ...


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I've seen this complaint recently on this site. Turns out, Toyota designs many models to stay in low gear purposefully in cold weather to warm-up the transmission. It's perfectly normal and will not get worse.


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The cause of this issue is Toyota engineering. Many people report this exact problem on Yaris model years 2004-2006. There does not appear to be any fix. Speculations abound regarding the reason for this issue. Most say that it is intended to warm up the engine faster, thereby reducing pollution and reducing wear on the transmission & drive train.


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You are getting the 255 because of the system not having any continuity to the sensors. It's the fall back for the system when there's no connectivity from the ECU to the sensors. My suggestion to you is you don't have the wiring connector to the transmission hooked up, or you've bent a pin when reinstalling the connector. In either case, check your work, ...


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For those who come after me... The issue ended up being a blocked catalytic converter. Holding it up to the light it looked fine, you could see easily through the honeycomb. What ends up happening is that the engine struggles to push air out of the cylinders, thus causing the manifold vacuum to be less than it should be. This tricks the powertrain control ...


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If you're talking a new computer-controlled automatic, then it'd be a matter of copying the software. However it won't work with old school automatics. They do all that with hydraulic pressure differential. In fact, automatic transmissions shift using a complex (for hydraulics) hydraulic computer called a "valve body". This is fed via pressurized ...


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The ideas behind this article are sound, but perhaps not always explained the best way, which may be why some posters haven't understood it! When stopping in an auto, the correct procedure is:- Stop with the footbrake, engage handbrake (parking brake), select neutral, release footbrake (it's this that allows the car to "settle" and thus not apply ...


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