My truck: 2002 Tacoma 4X4 SR5 TRD 5speed
I just purchased this truck with 153,000 miles on it. It is in really good shape, but there is just one thing that is bugging me...
Simple explanation: hard to get it into gear.
Detailed explanation: All gears are hard to get into unless the clutch is fully depressed. However, fourth gear is the worst. I will go to put it in gear and the stick will wait til the revs almost match up to pop in. Like there is a wall blocking it. The other gears do it a little bit but not as bad.
I have no records of maintenance from previous owners.
My troubleshooting so far:
-having to fully depress clutch makes me think its clutch or clutch hydraulics
-all gears having the problem to a different degree makes me think its synchros
-truck does not roll forward with clutch depressed in first gear
-gears do not grind going in
-pushing on each gear without clutch in makes revs drop about 100
-double clutching does not seem to help
So... what does everyone else think it could be????
Bad clutch? or bad synchros?
Should I start by bleeding clutch master?
Or replacing the tranny oil? (have not checked it yet)
Please help. Thank you.