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Old 01-05-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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big jump from 4th to od/5th 2012 4x4

does anybody know why there is such a big jump from 4th gear to od on my 2012 4x4 v6 trd offroad ??
i have to get it up to about 80 to make it not bog if i have any load or am climbing a hill
i also have to drive around town in 4th instead of D or it feels like it is always in to high of a gear and feels underpowered
it makes me regret not getting the manual
any tips on trade in strategy??
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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What size tires are you running?
Should be smooth as silk and not displaying this issue... Take it in for warranty and have them check the fluid level, or do it yourself. Some have reported being underfilled from the factory. Good luck

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Since this transmission has no dipstick to check fluid level, the correct level must be confirmed by an overflow plug on the bottom of the pan. The fluid temperature MUST BE between 46C (115F) and 56C (130F) to accurately check the fluid level. Toyota techs utilize the Toyota computerized scan tool to accurately verify the ATF temperature. Since most of us have no access to the Toyota tool, we must utilize method “B” and use the trucks onboard diagnostic system (OBD).
See here for more info on checking fluid level...

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...nsmission.html

I would use my warranty first though
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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stock trd tires

it just had it's 5000 mile service but i just figured it was toyota going for high mpg numbers instead of useful hauling gearing
i'll take it in and have them check it out

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