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#19 of 598 add trans fluid DIY
Jan 17, 2007 (3:53 pm)
Anybody know how to fill 06 tacoma prerunner 4.0 auto tran. fluid? I had same problem of accidental drained a little fluid.
#20 of 598 Re: Hard shifting on Mamual Transmission [cjenning]
Jan 20, 2007 (3:29 pm)
Hi, try putting the truck into revers before going in to 1st gear, just in and out of revers.
#21 of 598 Re: Hard shifting on Mamual Transmission [rockla]
Jan 21, 2007 (9:39 pm)
yeah that works most of the time but when i get to a red light or stop sign and got someone behind me can't revers. and it's jumping harder than before.
#22 of 598 Rough Shift, Won't get out of first gear?
Jan 26, 2007 (9:56 am)
A simple job becomes a mess:
I have a 2001 Tacoma, double cab, automatic. At 70K miles, I drained the transmission fluid. The plug came out stripped. I guess I must have put it in too tight at 50K miles. I went to Toyota, got a new one, and put that one in. Half way in it got real tight and didn't feel right. It never felt right and then it stripped too. So, I go to Toyota and order a new pan, assuming the tread was stripped. I get the new pan, get the liquid seal from them and ask them how to take off the old one and apply the new one... just to make sure I don't miss anything. I remove the old one carefully using a putty knife as they suggested, clean it out well and let it sit over night. I wipe the metal filter gently with a clean cloth, clean the 3 magnets and tranfer them to the new pan. The next day, I add the seal and gently put the pan on. Tighten the 19 screws and wait until the next day. Then I put on the drain plug with a torque wrench (20lbs), and add 2 qts ATF. I turn on the engine, shift a few times, then keep it in park and add a 1/2 qt every time before checking the level. I end up added 4 full qts to get the level right.
I then back up the truck to do a test drive. The check engine light is on. I drive down the street and up, stopping a few times to check the shifting. It clangs a little going from park to reverse and reverse to park, but doesn't clang during any of the other shifts. That's not right. And when I drive, I have to add quite a bit of gas just to get it to move 5 mph! It's like it's stuck in 1st gear, or the engine is protecting itself by limiting my speed.
I can do two things : 1) go through the trouble of taking the pan off and seeing if something in the transmission got bumped (??), or 2) take it to the dealership. This is where I'm paranoid. I can drive it 5 mph for the 6 mile trip but I'm worried that I might be damaging the trasmission by driving it.
Any suggestions? Thanks.
#23 of 598 I have a question...
Jan 29, 2007 (3:03 pm)
about the '07 Toy regular cab 4x4 with the 4 cyl. Is this model not available with the automatic trans.? It seems that I cannot find it. Does anyone know? Thanks.
#24 of 598 Re: Rough Shift, Won't get out of first gear? [arima]
Jan 29, 2007 (7:05 pm)
I think that as long as you have tranny fluid you should be good to drive it. Think about it, the only problem you had before was a stripped nut, and all you did was replace a tranny pan, what could you have possibly damaged. Just make sure its got enough tranny fluid and take it to the dealer.
#26 of 598 Re: 2006 Tacoma Auto. Trans. Fluid [killjoy72]
Jan 29, 2007 (7:10 pm)
there is no dipstick on the 05 and up toyota's, its a sealed tranny.
#27 of 598 Re: I have a question... [beach_brada]
Jan 30, 2007 (4:41 pm)
Do you or anyone else know why Toyota decided to only go with a manual? Doesn't the 4cyl. have enough oomph to move it? I think the Nissan has a 4cyl. 4X4 auto., doesn't it?
Just curious and wanting to know if anyone knew the scoop.
#28 of 598 Re: Hard shifting on Mamual Transmission [baker615]
Jan 31, 2007 (7:22 am)
rear axle seal was found to be the problem now...it was leaking causing swelling so when the shoes stuck it was jumping. now i'm going to battle with the place that told me it was the transmission and i payed for a new one with from 2nd and 3rd opinions come to find out more than likely wasn't needed. It's American Transmission in Fayetteville NC and i wouldn't suggest anyone go there in the same area.