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#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.
#543 of 601 Re: leaking transmission in a 2007 standard 4wd tacoma [shortrib]
Jun 07, 2010 (2:44 pm)
I have also had that problem twice.... I have an 05 extended V6 6-speed 4WD. I had it happen to me once when I first bought the truck and just recently this week. I was wondering when this happened to anyone how where you driving your truck and maybe an explanation because the stealership keeps doing the run around like the always do! I was towing two honda sport atvs up one of our colorado passes and it just dropped a whole bunch of oil from on top of the transmission/transfer case. Also I have a CDL and have been driving this pass for years ... so I know that is wasn't the way I drive and the two place trailer wasn't too much weight.... so if anybody has anything please let me know ... my warranty expires the 28th .... and I HAVE TO PAY 90$ just to let the mechanic look at it and see if its under warranty (its a "bumper to bumper" warranty) ... after this probably never buy another toy again thanks
#544 of 601 Re: Sold my 2009 Tacoma [joncab5]
Jun 07, 2010 (5:46 pm)
I have an 08 Tacoma Double cab TRD and It does the darnest things. If I am at a red light I swore that someone bumped into me because the transmission shifts while sitting still. Sometimes I will go to take off and it will be sluggish and then take off like a bat out of hell. It shifts weird and unpredictable. I have 17,000 miles on it and will not let my son or wife drive this thing. Until the competition can build a 5 passenger truck that can tow 6500 pounds and get 21mpg I guess I am stuck with it. Are you listening Ford??????
#546 of 601 99 Tacoma redlines before shifting
Jun 10, 2010 (3:35 pm)
Greetings, was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on why my 99 Tacoma's automatic tranny suddenly started redlining be fore finally shifting up (HARD). Fluid is fresh and clean and no lights have lit on the dash... 160k miles and have never had ANY tranny issues before (believe it or not). Hoping for some insight, thanks in advance.
#547 of 601 Re: 99 Tacoma redlines before shifting [ragingmadmax]
Jun 11, 2010 (5:28 am)
Man, I wish I could explain it. The more stories I read and hear about autos anymore the more convinced I become that electronics on automobiles is not necessarily a good idea. The reliability factor of computers and sensors is not there and therefore dangerous. I wish you well.
#548 of 601 Re: 99 Tacoma redlines before shifting [ragingmadmax]
Jun 11, 2010 (10:35 am)
Not sure if this will help on your Taco, but it's almost a sure-fire fix on older domestic transmissions. The symptoms indicate either a vacuum leak between the intake manifold and the transmission's shift modulator valve or a faulty shift modulator valve in the transmission (diaphragm or o-ring, possibly). Check for vacuum leaks first at the manifold and transmission then along the vacuum hose between the two. Usually, just replacing the old vacuum line will do the trick.
Hope this helps,
That Other Guy