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is300 transmission problem after rear end collision

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Thank you so much for your collective wisdom. I am posting this for a friend of mine. Please let me know if there is a better place to post it.

This young lady was involved in a three car accident where her is300 was squarely rear ended causing some body damage, but she was able to drive home. The next day she was able to put the car into reverse, but when trying to go forward the car did not respond to the accelerator.

Is it reasonable to assume the rear end collision may have caused the transmission problem?

She also says that before the accident there were at times subtle burning smells, and maybe a time or two some smoke.

Thank you for your responses.
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No codes?

I'd check the fluid level.
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Thanks for the reply EK, sorry to be stupid, I was under the impression the is300 did not have a dipstick for transmission fluid. How does one check the fluid level?

She has also informed me that there is a slow light brown liquid leak between the front wheels, which does not feel oily.

I would also assume that if there were "codes" a dash board light would light.

This is a 2002 is300

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On Automatics there's a dipstick right in front of the brake booster. At least on my 01 there is, probably is on the 02.

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but when trying to go forward the car did not respond to the accelerator.
You didn't mention manual or automatic. I assumed automatic. Now I'm not so sure. Collisions can damage the transmission but I'd think it's more likely if you got hit on a drive wheel.
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Thank you. I was confused with later models.

Yes, automatic
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So automatic transmission fluid level looks good. Color of fluid is nice red. Leaking drip is olive green/brown - I am thinking coolant.

She is talking to the insurance claims adjuster tomorrow, taking the car in to dealer for a look.

Thanks for your help.
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It's rare for these transmissions to go bad.

Even on the newer transmissions without a dipstick, you can check the fluid level by pulling a plug on the pan. If fluid drips out, it's fine. If not, it needs fluid. I think you do it with the engine running.

It's kinda clever. Toyota put a tube in the plug that sticks up into the pan. The opening is at the proper fluid level for the transmission. You basically add fluid till it comes out the check plug then install both plugs.
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