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#533 of 601 Re: TSB for 2010 Tacoma transmission fix [starsprite1]
May 02, 2010 (8:33 pm)
In pro offroad events like the Baja 1000 and so on, racers are allowed to pre-run the course to learn it, but they are not allowed to do so in their prepared race vehicles. So they build lesser-equipped or less capable vehicles as "pre-runners." Hence the term pre-runner. The Toyota PreRunner is 2WD, thus a "less capable" vehicle than the TRD 4WD. To me it's an odd marketing ploy, but it does offer some semblance of logic to those who know something about off-road racing and the like. Hope this helps.
That Other Guy
#534 of 601 Re: Throttle response delay [starsprite1]
May 02, 2010 (8:48 pm)
I've been reading all this with interest since I've just bought an '08 PreRunner 4DR short bed. Bought it with 6k on the odo and have put on another 6k. I've been looking into various performance chips to pick up a couple of mpg and firm up the shifts to help what I perceive as too-soft, slippy shifts, and it's done the not-engaging-after-shifting-into-drive thing once that bothered me a lot. I'm glad to see that there is a possible official factory fix for this problem!
To get the text of any particular service bulletin, enter the number into the google search box on your browser and hit enter. Among the hits will be the official listing of the bulletin with all the text, charts, graphs, form numbers, etc. Just print it off and take it to the dealer. Thus, we won't need to e-mail copies all over the place and worry about forum policy regarding publishing e-mail addresses and so on. If you've got the bulletin number, you can print it off directly yourself. FYI.
Hope this helps,
That Other Guy
May 02, 2010 (11:19 pm)
If TSB 0393-09 will fix this transmission problem will someone please email me the information I need. fredcooper05comcast.net
#536 of 601 Re: TSB 0393-09 [creaky123]
May 02, 2010 (11:28 pm)
sorry about posting the email address. go to creaky123 profile in the forum prefferance link at the top right of the page for listing of email address
#537 of 601 2001 Toyota Tacoma TRD Transmission issue
May 23, 2010 (7:48 am)
The truck I brought from my brothr-in-law for my son and it is in perfect shape he bougth it new and was ALL highway miles..
Transmission when cold start with shift into reverse real hard (Choke on) when firts drive off for a few miles each gear shifts hard after warms up shifts fine??? Took truck to dealear to have tranny flushed any recomendations would be appreciated....
#538 of 601 Re: 2001 Toyota Tacoma TRD Transmission issue [cgbuch]
Jun 03, 2010 (8:40 pm)
I'm curious if anyone else here has reached out to Toyota Corporate. Granted they are slammed with contacts right now. However I did reach out to them when my truck started slipping gears and they have gotten back in touch with me. So far they only wanted the VIN number........however it does give one hope that SOMEONE is looking into this issue.........anyone else?
#539 of 601 Re: 2001 Toyota Tacoma TRD Transmission issue [justmedld]
Jun 04, 2010 (8:23 am)
My truck will shift hard when it first starts up. It revs high when its cold but will quickly get to a normal RPM within a minute or two. If you try shifting when its cold, it will definitely shift hard.
As for slipping gears, my truck had a update to its computer system that is supposed to help the computer know when to shift. Since this is my first truck, it is difficult for me to tell if its shifting normally for a truck or not. Sometimes it can be rough, but i suppose I have gotten used to it.
I have contacted Toyota corp. regarding a few issues, since it seemed like my dealer wasn't doing much. They say the same stuff. "We rely on the dealer to tell us if something is wrong". Then the dealer will say "it is performing as designed".
You should contact Toyota Corp. As you will be directed to a regional rep that can hopefully help you out.
#540 of 601 Re: 2001 Toyota Tacoma TRD Transmission issue [tacomarye]
Jun 04, 2010 (9:15 am)
I suggest you read many of the postings in this forum and see if the problems stated herein fit yours.
#541 of 601 Re: 2009 tacoma tranny slipping [tacomashane]
Jun 06, 2010 (12:20 pm)
I have exactly the same problem. I have a 2009 Tacoma Prerunner 2x4 with 19,000 miles. The transmission slips at low speed. Sometimes it feels like I am being rear ended. I took it to the dealer twice and they told me there was nothing wrong. They told me it was the air conditioner condenser turning on and off.
So I drove it with the air conditioner off and it still does the same thing. I took it back to the dealer again and they said the transmission is fine and of course it would not do it when they drove it. They said there was nothing the could do.
#542 of 601 Sold my 2009 Tacoma
Jun 06, 2010 (8:22 pm)
I am a Toyota fan, always have been, but I only owned my 2009 Tacoma Pre-Runner Double-Cab for 1 1/2 years. I was tired of the surging at low speeds from the Transmission. The dealer said that is the way a truck is....well I don't believe that. This was the 3rd Toyota truck I have owned and the older ones did not make me afriad to own. My truck was made in Tijuanna Mexico...which is not the best city in the world and I am not sure what Toyota has become.
I have friends that work for Toyota and I know Toyota is involved in the community in Torrance, CA....where the US headquarters is located. That is all great but the Tacoma is outdated, too expensive and the TRANNY is horrible.
I finally found a link from this Forum for a Service Bulletin to get the problem fixed since the dealer could not find it or figure it out. It was fixed, but still not perfect, so I gave up and bought a Kia. Yes I did.
I only hope Toyota gets better and stops making short cuts. Redo the Tacoma and completely re-engineer the Tranny.