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#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.
#70 of 601 What's up with my transmission?
Nov 09, 2008 (6:26 pm)
I have a 2004 Toyota Tacoma V6 double cab with automatic transmission, about 68,000 miles. Given the economy, I'm trying to save some money by doing my own maintenance. So for the first time I went down to AutoZone. I just changed my oil, break shoes, topped off my steering fluid and applied some gumout treatment.
Now I seem to be missing 1st gear for a few seconds about half the time, especially if I am making a turn (uphill from a stop sign into traffic of course). I'm heading back to AutoZone tomorrow to see if they can illuminate me on this subject. Does anyone have a clue for me before I go spend a months salary on a new tranny? Thanks.
#71 of 601 Re: What's up with my transmission? [fayettevillain]
Nov 10, 2008 (6:31 am)
Never mind, it was just an incredible coincidence that I needed to relace my transmission fluid and filter and it started acting up at the same time. Not that my wife will believe me
#72 of 601 Re: Humming/Vibrating Noise From Differential [beach_brada]
Nov 22, 2008 (10:30 am)
Hey, I know this post is pretty old but im having the same problem with my 07 TRD and was wondering if you ever found out what the issue was??? Any info would be very helpful. Cheers Winston
#74 of 601 2009 tacoma tranny slipping
Jan 05, 2009 (6:00 am)
i just bought a 2009 tacoma automatic and it slips in either first or second gear it winds out to about 3,200 rpms before it goes into gear
#75 of 601 07 Tacoma Transmission Issue
Jan 28, 2009 (2:58 pm)
I have a 2007 Tacoma FWD with auto transmission. It appears to clunk into low gear at a stop, after the stop is completed, and pressure is slightly released from the brake pedal. It's not a real problem now, but I had a 2005 Tacoma FWD, that did the same thing and continually got worse. The clunk got to a point it would produce a mild jar to the occupants, whenever pressure was slightly released off the brake. The dealer called it a "driveline wrap" and nothing could be done about it. Drive line wrap being when the axle was in a torqued condition and torque/tension was released after the brake petal was slightly released.
Has anyone ever experienced this clunking, or problems downshifting to low with an auto transmission??
#76 of 601 95 Tacoma Manual 5-spd Issue
Feb 01, 2009 (10:47 pm)
My 1995 Tacoma has 122,000 miles. About 8 weeks ago, I began having trouble with first gear. Basically, when I was starting out from a stopped position (like a stop sign), first gear would slip out of gear and the truck would make a loud noise while jerking once violently. This occurred about once a week for 3 weeks. In the 4th week this problem began to occur very frequently and happened at every other stop sign.
This first gear problem stopped when I decided to hold first gear in gear with my hand while driving. In other words, first gear was fine as long as I applied pressure to the gear stick while it was in gear. In the 5th week, third gear began acting up. Basically, when shifting to third, the gearbox would grind loudly and kick the gear stick out of gear. It felt as if the gear box was refusing to accept third gear. The following week (week 6) first gear was fine but I could not shift into third gear. The gear box refused to accept third gear. In response, I bypassed third gear for 2 weeks and shifted from second gear to fourth gear without any problems. At this point all of my gears were working fine except for third gear. In week 8 (which was 3 days ago) while carrying a heavy load in my truck bed, I decided to try out third gear once again. This time third gear worked fine.
I have been using third gear for 3 days now and it feels fine except for one thing: it still does not feel like it is completely locking into gear. In other words, it feels a little spongy. Currently, I am driving my Tacoma with all 5 gears plus reverse. They are all working fine for now, but I am puzzled about this gear box issue.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
#77 of 601 Re: 07 Tacoma Transmission Issue [Cwasp]
Feb 04, 2009 (1:43 pm)
I have exactly the same problem on my 06. It feels like a driveline wrap but I feel that it is far too exaggerated for my liking. I have an appt. with a transmission shop tomorrow and hope to find out more about the problem. It seems that when I baby it along the symptoms are more pronounced... You? I'll let you know what I find out.