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#47 of 62 engine stalls when I shift into gear
Sep 25, 2011 (5:03 pm)
Have a 2002 Sequoia with merely 71K miles on it. Bought the car new and took good care of it with regular scheduled maintenance. Love the car but last week the car just suddenly acted weird by stalling when I shifted into gear. I brought the car to the dealer, Toyota Universe in Little Falls, NJ. The service associate broke the news with the transmission needing rebuilding at 5K. I was shocked! I could not believe it costs that much. Not sure if this is the correct pricing as I've never dealt with this before. But from reading on the posts here, I've learned it only cost $3100 to re-build a transmission. I'm aware there are some variance based on the garage/dealers you go to but does it stretch that far? The question is: what's the range price with rebuilding transmission? Thanks and I really appreciate any feedback...
#48 of 62 Toyota or Kia
Oct 10, 2011 (11:21 am)
Recently traded in a 2002 Toyota for a 2008 Kia Sorento with 36K miles. After driving 10 days starting having transmission problems. Took back to Dealer, after 2 weeks found no Problem!! Drove another 2 weeks, transmission problems again! This time dealer said Control Cable from transmission was over heating & lost connection. Drove for another 9 days, problems again! This time dealer finally decided something wrong with Transmission. Wife does most of the driving, driving 40 miles round trip daily. She wants a AWD for winter driving in snow and ice. We have been doing research on AWD,s, and found out most have some kind of Transmission problems. Looked at the Kia Sportage & the Toyota RAV4 for 2008 or 2009 years. Our 2002 gave us good service with 130K miles. In your opinion which would be the better buy with less maintance cost? My Brain is about fried trying to make a decision!
#49 of 62 Re: 2006 Sequoia Transmission/Drive-train problem [dwolfgang]
Nov 20, 2011 (2:48 pm)
I just bought a 06 with 49k on it from a Toyota dealership has warranty and lifetime engine warranty and it's jumping and when I come to a stop so when I take it in should I tell them to use synthetic transmission fluid
#51 of 62 02 Sequioa Transmission
Jan 03, 2012 (4:41 pm)
I didn't realize I was one of the lucky ones. My transmission went out at 150k miles. Before the trans went bad we experienced the vehicle lurching during a stop and the engine roaring at highway speeds. I decided to have a known and trusted mechanic rebuild this transmission instead of a Toyota transmission swap. Toyota already had one opportunity when they built the transmission I was not going to trust them - pay them for another questionable transmission. My mechanic tore down the trans. and informed me that this A340F trans. was originally designed for a 4 cylinder postal jeep. How did this get installed behind a 240hp, 4x4, 4500lbs. Sequoia? This vehicle has been down over 6 months and now the dealership has made accusations that someone has installed a Tundra transmission into it. Their Sequoia part# for the ring gear did not match the ring gear that was removed from the Sequoia. However, the ring gear from a Tundra matched my part. Funny that the Sequoia and Tundra both have transmission issues? No wonder if you use the A340F trans in this type of application!
#52 of 62 Re: 2006 Sequoia Transmission/Drive-train problem [dwolfgang]
Mar 06, 2012 (12:04 am)
I have a toyota sequoia 2006 and am experiancing a similar situation that i have been reading about auto trans.
My vehicle would experience an after-stop sound that seems like a thud as if somebody rear ended you.
It seems that what ever is happening is inside the transmission.
My understanding is that auto Transmissions have friction plates that drop into place automatically as you accelerate while driving.
As you come to a stop all these plates do not make a smooth turn by turn---last in --- first out.....sequence but wait for some god foresaken reason to return to their usual stop position all together after hesitating initially.
I think Toyota needs to analyze this thoroughly and see if the use of a certain transmission oil is contributing to this phenomenon.
I have a strong urge to use ordinary cooking oil to replenish the transmission oil as i did with my washing machine 2 years ago and it seems to perfporm better now and is also very quiet
#53 of 62 Re: 2006 Sequoia Transmission/Drive-train problem [chimon1]
Mar 06, 2012 (6:10 am)
Please reference post #44. Bottom line, your fluid level is too low. It worked for me. Good luck!!
#54 of 62 Re: 2006 Sequoia Transmission/Drive-train problem [dwolfgang]
Mar 06, 2012 (9:49 pm)
thank you 4 your response and i will take to repair shop.
i will post result later
#55 of 62 2007 Sequoia Transmission problem fixed
Mar 24, 2012 (9:38 am)
Experienced "rear ended" slam symptom at stop light twice and even had a time where when I was accelerating at a green light the engine kicked into gear so fast that the tires spun. (rear wheel drive not 4x4)
The Transmission place I took it to found a Toyota "Advisory" of some type that the Transmission Mount for the 2007 Sequoia was redesigned for that year. I'm not sure if it "recommended" that it be replaced with the old mount style but that was the gist of it.
Remembered seeing a post here that there may be an issue with the connection between the drive shaft to the rear wheels and the transmission and this seemed to fall into that line.
Replaced the part months ago and haven't had any more problems. The part was listed as "Trans Mount " on the invoice and cost $107 for the part.
I don't know what database the transmission place searched or have any information where the Advisory came from.
Apr 11, 2012 (11:09 am)
Thank you guys at Toyota ...after fluid level checks and fill up my Sequioa works like a charm...thanks