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Old 04-04-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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Transmission Slipping

Hey Fellas.

09 DCSB V6 Auto Base . 61K miles.

My transmission has started slipping recently. Only when its cold -- say within 5 miles or 5 minutes after startup. It is pretty infrequent, maybe 1or 2 slips every other day. It usually happens when it should shift from 3-4, the trans will go to 2nd for half a second and then into 4th. When it does happen I'm just accelerating normally and not doing anything weird.

So I browsed around this forum and decided to take it in to the dealship for a drain and fill about 2 weeks ago. Needless to say not much changed and every once in awhile it will slip when its cold.

I checked out around the trans and there isn't any leaking that I can see, and there arent any drops on the driveway.

Maybe I'll do a flush? Is there anything else you'd suggest before someone cracks open the trans? I don't know a whold heck of alot about cars, but I assume this will slowly get worse.

I hate to admit it but maybe I'll just cut my losses and get a minivan. The 2nd kid will be here shortly, and I don't want to drop 2 grand on a fix. I'm disappointed because its been a great olittle truck otherwise.

I should also add that it's never towed anything, and the most weight its had in the be was a few hundred pounds of firewood.

So suggestions welcome......

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Old 04-04-2013, 05:34 PM   #2
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Ask if they'd cover it under power train warranty, just sayin my dodges pt warranty is superior to that of a taco
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Ya I lied. Its prolly closer to 64K by now, but lets just assume they won't cover it.
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Ask atleast, some transmissions start to slip if there isn't enough fluid but y'all have sealed trannies. How did the old fluid look? Can you get a small sample and send it to black stone labs
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How did you make out with the tranny ? I am having the same problem!
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Its not resolved. I thought it may be an issue with a faulty brake switch I had. But it wasn't. Another guy on here said he had the same issue and it turned out to be the throttle body. So I bought some cleaner and maf cleaner that I'll give a try when it warms up.

Basically it goes away when it warms up, and gets worse when its colder....
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When the dealer changed the fluid , did they say anything about the condition of the fluid ?
Did they test drive the truck to duplicate the problem ?
Have you checked the trans level yourself to be sure the dealer filled the trans correctly ? Lot of people on this site reporting the trans was low after a dealer fluid change .
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...nsmission.html
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Transmission slipping .

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Hey Fellas.

09 DCSB V6 Auto Base . 61K miles.

My transmission has started slipping recently. Only when its cold -- say within 5 miles or 5 minutes after startup. It is pretty infrequent, maybe 1or 2 slips every other day. It usually happens when it should shift from 3-4, the trans will go to 2nd for half a second and then into 4th. When it does happen I'm just accelerating normally and not doing anything weird.

So I browsed around this forum and decided to take it in to the dealship for a drain and fill about 2 weeks ago. Needless to say not much changed and every once in awhile it will slip when its cold.

I checked out around the trans and there isn't any leaking that I can see, and there arent any drops on the driveway.

Maybe I'll do a flush? Is there anything else you'd suggest before someone cracks open the trans? I don't know a whold heck of alot about cars, but I assume this will slowly get worse.

I hate to admit it but maybe I'll just cut my losses and get a minivan. The 2nd kid will be here shortly, and I don't want to drop 2 grand on a fix. I'm disappointed because its been a great olittle truck otherwise.

I should also add that it's never towed anything, and the most weight its had in the be was a few hundred pounds of firewood.

So suggestions welcome......

Thanks

Toyota put a new transmission in my truck , the factory never filled it completely. Yesterday I was doing the first 20 mile drive after replacement and I heard a giant loud crack , back to the dealer ....;(
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