Hey all. I have a 2004 Tacoma, SR5, 2x4, 4 cyl, auto trans., 50k miles. I bought the truck recently from Toyota dealer and even purchased a 10 year 100,000 mile warranty. It is shifting hard between 1 and 2 but only after down shifting from a slow roll. It doesn’t do it starting out from a dead stop. - I took it to Toyota and let them drive it. When they drained the fluid from the rear, it had metal in it. Found to be a tooth broke off in the rear. They replaced the differential with new that they had to order from Japan. It is new and I have verified- Cost me $250 deductable.
Problem now is it still has the same hard shift symptoms. It is intermitted and hard to make it do it. - I think it to be transmission related. Truck seems to idle low at times. - Could the idle set to low cause this? - I know I should take the truck back to Toyota for this but that means a day of missed work just to get it there. - And then are they going to find a problem? I would like to educate myself on possible causes so I can talk intelligently when I take the truck back to them. - With only 50K - (now showing 56K) on the truck, there should be no problems at all I think.
Any ideas? - Thank you.