Hi there, been watching for about 3 or so years now. Huge fan! I have a 2003 toyota camry 4 cyl (auto) with almost 200k miles. I have a strange problem that is difficult to explain, so I appreciate your time! While in traffic, this issue is most noticeable. Between first and second gear at very low speeds of about 2 - 5 mph, if I press on the brake pedal, and then on the gas again, the rpms jump up and catch the gear. The car moves forward though. What I find to be really strange is that the transmission never slips or hard shifts, although this is kind of like a slip of some kind. It only ever happens when I hit the brake pedal (soft or hard) at these low speeds and then press on the gas. If I let the car downshift without braking, it does not happen. Also, if I am making a hard left or right turn at the same slow speeds, hit the brake, and then the gas again (to try to mimic the problem) it does not happen. My mechanic told me it is more than likely a CV axle, as my cv axle is bad. What could this be?

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Believe231
Believe231

Have him (your mechanic) rule out worn engine/trans mounts as well.

03camryguy
03camryguy

Thank you thank you thank you :)

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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Yes, bad axles can cause friction and do that when braking, I have seen that.