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I have a 1995 Toyota Camry. Good car. However, lately it has

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I have a 1995 Toyota Camry. Good car. However, lately it has been giving me an issue. When on inclines, it rolls backwards a bit in drive. I have to put my foot slightly on the gas to make it go foreard. What's going on here? This does not happen alot. By the way, the car has 145,000 miles on it. Please advise.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

A common complaint with Automatic transmissions.

Normal operation while idling in drive.

Depends on many factors, especially the slope of the hill.

You need to apply the brake to hold the vehicle stationary, then apply the accelerator pedal when you want to move forward again.

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could this be a transmission problem? I replaced thw battery and that's when it started.
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Sounds coincidental.

Have you ever noticed that ALL autos will roll backwards while idling on diffferent slopes?

All autos have torque convertor slip at idle.

If there is no other abnormality, I would say some driving will relearn the engine ECM and the idle may be more correct.

Gary

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks so much.
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hope this all makes sense for you.

Kind regards

Gary