So, my apologies if this in the wrong place or if I missed a thread regarding it but it was hard to explain in a few words and I've been looking through Google for feedback.
To start off I just bought a used Gen1 Tacoma. It's a 2001 Double Cab with a V6 and it's basically stock. Aside from a new frame from the Toyota recall (along with new struts, shocks etc)
Well, anyway it's only three days old and today I noticed something about changing gears that had me concerned, it may just be paranoia, infact it may likely be that, along with some user error. I'll explain the particular instances so we have a picture of what was up.
1. Got in the truck this morning, it had just rained, put the truck into reverse, pulled onto the driveway and put it into drive. The tires like skipped or slipped and it didn't drive forward, it went very slowly if at all. Put it back in reverse, than drive and it went. Drives like it just came off the lot after that.
2. Got out of work, got in the truck, reversed it and when out of the space put it into drive, tires skipped a bit before it resumed normal function.
3. Went to the movies, got back in my truck, took it out of park and put it into drive. I went to accelerate but even though the engine was building up the truck didn't move but after a few seconds finally began to drive forward and operated normally.
4. I notice that the issue from shifting to park/reverse/drive only happens after the truck has been sitting a few hours and today (a rainy, miserable day) was the first time I noticed any issue shifting it like this. The skipping/slow acceleration is the point I'm trying to determine.
As far as my theories are concerned, since this is the first day that this has happened, I believe that perhaps the wet pavement/mud/grass and leafs (my house and parking lot respectively) caused the tire slippage/skipping.
To compound that, I believe it's partially user error. My old Taco has a replaced transmission that was in bad shape. I could still be rolling backwards, slap it into drive and go forward no problem and without serious hesitation. So that was a nasty habit I picked up, so because of that I may not have had my foot hard on the brake when changing gears, or I may have still be moving (even if very slowly)
These two things seem probable to me, and trying to recreate the issue I don't have a lot of success. I don't hear any weird noises, no grinding or anything like. Just that I feel the tires skipping, or when I put it into drive it would accelerate very slowly/crawling even though I was putting my foot on the gas. Sometimes one of those things happened, sometimes both. Probably because I didn't change gears properly so they didn't lock into place very well?
Like I said, not sure. I want more opinions. The little bit of info I saw on Google point to transmission fluid, filters, gaskets and things of that nature. I'm strapped for cash after buying the truck so I want to know if this is seriously damaging to the truck of if I can skirt by for now since the only time I get issues is in the aforementioned situations and had only started occurring today. Additionally I can go back and forth for ten minutes trying to recreate the issue and I'm not able too. Another unlikely theory is the wet grass, leaves and dirt I have the truck currently parked on make the ABS brakes kick in or something. Like I said, need input.