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#60 of 601 Toyota Tacoma Shifting RPM Issues
Mar 02, 2008 (2:15 pm)
I have a 2007 Tacoma, 2.7L, 5 speed manual with ~13k miles. Shifting from 1st to 2nd, 2nd to 3rd, 3rd to 4th works as expected: push in clutch, release accelerator, and engine RPM drops quickly to idle. Shifting from 4th to 5th presents a problem where the engine RPM does not immediately decrease and often increases. There is no indication of the accelerator sticking or any other mechanical throttle problem. Any ideas on what is causing this problem?
#61 of 601 Re: clutch problems [iam4volzz]
Jul 21, 2008 (5:13 pm)
I have the same probem with my 2001 Tocma, not a 4x4. Right now I have a rope going from the pedel to the steering column ajust. lever so that I can pull the &^^%^& pedal off the floor. It's "redneck" rigging I know but this is my main ride and its just until I can figure it out and get it fixed. I have found that the problem is less if I stay off the clutch. No down shifting or stitting at a light with the clutch pedal pushed in. This model does have a master and slave cylinder, with only 20,000 on the truck. May have to replace them both ($100.00 for both).The first thing I did was make sure the fluid was at the right level. Its in the back right corner under the hood high on the fire wall, just in case you need to know. If any one knows anything we would love to hear from ya.
#62 of 601 Re: clutch problems [thanson]
Jul 22, 2008 (4:29 pm)
My problem (which sounds like yours also) turned out to be the master and slave cylinders.....changed both, less than 100.00 - never a problem again. Ran like a top. Since, I've traded the truck for a 07 tacoma - to be honest, wish I still had my 01. Hope this helps
#63 of 601 5 spd. manual shift problem
Jul 25, 2008 (9:14 am)
I have a 2002 Tacoma Xtra Cab 2.7 4WD SR5 that I purchased new and now has 92K miles. It has always shifted flawlessly. Yesterday, I got in it to go to work and on my way out of the neighborhood I missed 3rd (this never happens). Then I got out on the street and missed 3rd again and then missed 4th!. I can get it to go into gear (3rd and 4th) only if I am deliberate about my shifting. 1st,2nd,5th,and reverse seem unchanged but 3rd and fourth feel totally different through the stick and it seems like the throw is shorter than normal. I haven't crawled under the truck yet to take a look but this did not occur from snow, mud, impact, or anything else. It was driving perfectly, I parked it overnight, and now it is different. I am curious to look at the linkage this weekend and see if I can see anything obvious but I was wondering if anyone else had experienced this and might know what has happened.
#64 of 601 2001 tacoma double cab transmission?
Aug 11, 2008 (4:20 am)
My truck has 6300 miles on it and I have never had a problem until now. Last monday I backed out to go to work and put the truck in drive and it would not go. I managed to inch it back into the driveway and called the dealership. I then had it towed to them. Of course when the tow truck got there it was acting fine but I had it towed anyway. The could find nothing wrong and 4days later and 185 dollars I picked up my truck. All was fine until this morning when the same thing happened. I back out of the driveway, put the truck in drive and nothing happens. It goes fine in reverse. It acts like its in neutral. When I press on the gas the engine revs normally. Usually when I shift the truck from reverse to drive I can feel it engage but this time you can barely feel it. I'm getting ready to have it towed again. Anyone know what could be wrong?
#65 of 601 Re: slipping [cartern]
Sep 14, 2008 (9:44 pm)
What ever happened to these 2001-2004 tacomas that won't drive off after reversing out. I see lots of complaints and I'm experiencing the same thing too. Reverse out, shift into drive, the engine revs, but no movement. Just the sound of acceleration and no gear engagement or maybe a "bit" of engagement. Please help. Sent mines into the shop, they changed the fluid, charged me a $100 bucks and I'm still experiencing the same thing. please...I see lots of the same complaints, but sadly no responses...any info will help.
#66 of 601 TRD transmission cooler
Sep 26, 2008 (7:49 pm)
I purchased a TRD cooler however it did not come with the mounting instructions.
It has all the mounting harware I am just not sure where it all goes. Does anyone have the instruction, I would sure be greatful. Thanks
#67 of 601 Re: Hard shifting on Mamual Transmission [missile29]
Oct 01, 2008 (6:01 pm)
Hey, did you figure out your transmission issue? I just bought an 08 tacoma and I'm experiencing the same thing. Shifting is smooth between all gears, except from 2nd to 3rd, when I feel a crunch. If you have any info on this, I'd appreciate it.
#68 of 601 Re: slipping [angioman]
Oct 06, 2008 (7:08 am)
I can tell you its NOT the transmission. My 2001 tacoma was doing the same thig as yours. Had it towed to the toyota dealership. It took them 4 days to finally make it repeat what it had dome to me. They said it was the transmission and tried to charge me over 4 thousand for a new one. I called the main toyota number and they picked up the price for the tranny since it only has 63000 miles but I had to pay over 900 for the labor. Got the truck home and it drove fine.... for about 300 miles then as usual I backed out of the driveway, put it in drive and THE SAME THING!! Its under warranty from the new tranny so I had it towed back to them and they cant find a thing wrong with it. They kept it for 3 weeks and I have it home now just waiting for it to do it again. And this morning I went to start it and the battery is dead. Go figure. I'm so fed up.
#69 of 601 Re: slipping [buhman]
Oct 28, 2008 (6:30 am)
I feel the same. Since the trans fluid change, the problem remained. I took it back. The changed solonoid 1 and the problem remained. Cost a bit over 800. I took it back and they couldn't repeat the problem and find the codes. They didn't charge me and kept it overnight but could find the problem. I'll try again. Maybe it lurks in the shifting mechanism. I've noticed a little play between the N and the D when I shift from R to D. I'll have it checked and update you. Months later, I'm still having problems with this truck.