Originally Posted by Starballs
Thanks Pugga. Makes sense. Is it normal or "ok" for the shifter to heat up like that? I don't ever tow but sometimes that thing gets pretty hot.
Honestly, my Tacoma is an auto so I can't really speak for those with manuals. My other trucks were manuals and I never noticed the shifter heating up but they were Fords and the shifter was like 2' long. If it's a metal shifter, it makes sense, heat transfers through metal very well. I'm assuming you're talking about it just feeling warm to the touch, it shouldn't really get 'hot' so to speak. If your clutch is slipping more than normal, it would create more heat but you'd notice it in the handling more than the shifter knob. Any else with a manual have any input?