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2007 Toyota Camry Transmission Questions



  • palpakpalpak Posts: 21
    What rpm did your engine reach when the CC down shifting occurred? Mine would reach 4500++, at that RPM I don't think its for FE.

    The 2005 Camry with 2.4L engine has 163 ft-lbs and weighs 3164 lbs.
    The 2007 Camry with 2.4L engine has 161 ft-lbs and weighs 3307 lbs.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    The fact that the transaxle "held" the previous higher gear ratio (too long??) was/is for FE purposes. The 4500 RPM "surge" is an undesireable result, no question.

    Here in the NW mountainous regions I find that it helps to slip the transaxle out of OD manually when I see a fairly serious incline upcoming. Unlike you, the CC has no forward "vision" so it MUST wait for the speed to decline before reacting.
  • I have LE L4. I had same problem also. I dont have any trust in anything anymore. First of im a former mechanic. first i tryed chip on ebay the care drove perfect except on cold starts it would surge ind turn check engine on. so i removed mod. next i install cold air intake from fujita. the car runs almost perfect no shifting problems or cruise control problems, the only thing is noise. Im in the process of trying to minimise noise. I used some sound deadning material around wheel arch where the filters mounts. sound much better its only a littleloud under hard acceleration if cruising cant tell you have a cold air intake at all, untill you need the speed. the car moves effortless I recent touched 120 MPH with it since intake never went past 105 without so i cant say. all i know is my car runs alot better.
  • I think your right i tryed two different mods on my car the ebay chip 10 40 hp supposely and cold air 8-10 hp increse both made the car run perfect. chipped caused check engine light they telling me i hooked it up towrong wire im tell them i did no i have wireing diagram. intake works great. for younger folks because noise.
  • djm2djm2 Posts: 705
    Hi mackabee:
    That "action" might look good on "paper," but it will not "fly" in the real world! ----- It is far better to work with the selling dealer in a professional manner! --- I never have a problem with a new car dealer in terms of service. ---- 1st, I make it a point to purchase my vehicle from a local dealer. 2nd, the sales person knows up front that I will give the dealer all of the service work, both paid and warranty, for the life of the vehicle. (This includes brakes, tires ---etc). 3rd, I make it a point to get to know the "Service Advisor" and the "Service Manager" on a personal basis. When I present my vehicle for sevice, I always leave "something" for the Service Technician with the repair order, and when the service has been completed, I make it a point to say "thank you" in the form of a hand written note the next day! I get excellent service from my Toyota Dealer, because I respect the staff at the dealership, and they respect me as the customer. Our lines of communication are open. I can call them at any time and get a question answered. We have a positive professional relationship. I would NEVER report a problem with the dealer to the parent corporation. I would rather work things out in a "fact to face meeting" with dealership management.
    Best regards. ---- Dwayne :shades: ;) :)
  • joel16joel16 Posts: 64
    The relationship that Dwayne describes here is exactly the same relationship I have with my Toyota dealership. I know everyone there from service to sales, and they know me. I have all services, minor and major, including inspections, oil changes, etc. done at the dealership. It does make a difference. What helps is (and I know this isn't true for all dealerships, their owners and staff) if the employees remain for years, some for life. I always take my car in first thing in the morning when it's not so busy and have had many opportunities to talk with service and support people. I have never heard a complaint about the dealership or Toyota. This kind of loyalty (no, not BLIND loyalty) inspires my confidence in them. Sometimes things are out of their control, like problems with the new 2007 Camry. BUT, I have confidence that when I ask a question, or ask them to look into something, they really are giving me the best information possible. In fact, as much as three months after my purchase, and many questions about the hesitation, they offered to buy the car back from me at almost full price, and start over again. It was about then that the TSB came out.
  • crookie----Tell me where I can get the Fujita Cold Air Intake.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    The only person at my Lexus dealer that is likely to recognize me is the one behind the parts counter.

    DIY all the way.
  • I got it from ebay best offer $220. but before you do i did alot of searching and there is a perement fix fom Toyota. Check out there is a servive bulitin TSB EG036-07 I4 ECM Calibration - 8/2/07 it will resolve all shifting and power problems with the I4 Camry. I would guess there working on fix for V6 also. I4 Owners get a copy of TSB and take it to dealer and tell them thats what you want done on your vechicle. V^ owners hold tight.
  • There is a solution to your problem TSB EG036-07 I4 ECM Calibration - 8/2/07 more info at go to dealer and tell them this is what you want
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,020
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  • chuck28chuck28 Posts: 257
    Here is an update on my 2007 camry V-6 SE.
    After 16 months of total frustration, trans replacement, arbitration, many visits to the dealer to try to duplicate flare problem, ect...
    I left my car a few weekends ago at the dealer to have them try to duplicate the rpm flare.
    I wanted there mechanic to take the car home all weekend as I was out of town.
    Well, that never happened as the mechanic I guess was to busy they said.
    This was valuable time for me as I didn't need my car that weekend and don't have the time usually to drop a car off all weekend and be without a car.
    Well, the supervisor apologized and said I can set up another appointment another time.
    Well, since I have had my car back the flare problem is gone. There is a concern I have with the car going in to 1 gear when coming to a stop. The trans feels as if it is still going into gear even though the car is stopped. This only happens occasionally and seems to happen when the car is on a slight down grade. I'm still checking this out.
    6 months ago I had a conversation with a regional guy about doing the TSB for my car. He said we can't do that because we haven't duplicated the problem and if we go ahead and do it Toyota may be up against the "lemon law"?
    Well, I also once told the dealer and the rep that if they were smart they should have done the TSB without telling me. (Of course that would be illegal)
    Well, I believe that what they did?
    My trans seems much smoother though I paying close attention to some other issues.
    We will see if this fix last?
    I would love to here your opinions on what the dealership did with my car?
    Thanks, chuck
  • bmarkbmark Posts: 52
    Oh what a feeling TOYOTA
  • Hmm, that is interesting. When they reflashed the ECU on my 2007 Camry XLE V6, the flare got MUCH worse the following day. It then settled down a little to about 500-600rpms.

    After two tranny replacements and the TSB, my car still has the shift flare. The 2nd tranny is much worse. I noticed a flare of about 800 rpms last night. Anyway, I went to a lemon law attorney and Toyota has agreed to buy back our lemon! Hoooray! God is good!

    I am so ready to be done with this car and move on with my life.
  • Hello. I was wondering if any of you know if the 6 speed transmission flare has been fixed?? I have been seeing many posts here & elsewhere. Seems that some 2008 models still have the problem.

    Interstingly, I have read how the V6 Camry has been dropped in ratings from Consumer Reports due to the number of transmission complaints. The irony in this is that the Lexus ES350 is still recommended and yet has the same transmission. I have found posts @ whereby people are compaining about [non-permissible content removed] flare. Not sure why the Camry gets spanked while the ES 350 does not..... :confuse:

    Any light that you guys can shed would be great. My friend has a late 2007 V6 model and has had no trouble. It seems that 25% of V6 owners are complaining. Wonder if driver habit has anythign to do with the shift flare by learning ones driving style and programming shift points in the ECM.
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    "Wonder if driver habit has anythign to do with the shift flare by learning ones driving style and programming shift points in the ECM."

  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Dwayne, you are one of a kind. I wish all customers were like you. Seriously.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    If driver habits are in play here wherein that results in the shift flare problem even I could fix that firmware design flaw.

    No, if that were the causative factor it would have been fixed LONG AGO...
  • chuckhoychuckhoy Posts: 420
    What is a shift flare? I assume it is when the engine revs for no particular reason.
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