Car heads, help me diagnose my problem

Discussion in 'General' started by xkamranx, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. xkamranx

    xkamranx

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    i have a 2000 lexus es300 and i just got a new transmission last month. a little after the transmission change, i noticed a problem:

    normally, when i'm accelerating from 0-60, the car will shift about 3 gears (i think). the RPM needle stays between 1 and 2 up until 40, and then gets upto about 2 - 2.5 when i hit 60mph.
    however, recently i noticed that when i accelerate, it'll only shift 2 gears and the engine will be at 3RPM and no matter how fast i go from there, it willnot shift gears and the RPM won't go down.
    i know this might not sound too clear, but anyone have any idea?
     
  2. mangudai954

    mangudai954

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    So you're saying that after it shift into 2nd gear it goes all the way to redline without shifting?
     
  3. xkamranx

    xkamranx

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    yeah, unless i accelerate really slow then it'll shift properly
     
  4. derek916

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    IDK if your car has it but I know some people's acceleration is controlled by a computer chip that adapts to the driver so perhaps it needs tobe reset since you got a new transmission?

    btw I ain't no car head but I heard this was a problem for some toyotas