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Old 01-23-2014, 05:45 AM   #1
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Transmission issue ?

Driving to work today my tranny was slipping in 1-2 gear. Got to work and went for reverse and it wasn't there, then drive wouldn't work so I put it in 3rd and it crawled forward so i could get it outta the way. It didn't make any big noises. Any ideas beside a f'ed tranny
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Oh and it's 5 degrees out with negative windchills, 130k, and never flushed transmission since first couple years of dealer maintenance.
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Check trans fluid first . Unusual for both forward ranges and reverse range to go all at once
Alright, think trying to drive it home would be a mistake ? 25 miles. If it even moves after I get outta work to see if it's alive.
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Alright, think trying to drive it home would be a mistake ? 25 miles. If it even moves after I get outta work to see if it's alive.

Big mistake !

check fluid first . $50 bucks worth of fluid is cheaper than $3000 for trans overhaul .
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Alright, there's a Napa next to my work. I've heard rumor you 'have' to use Toyota Fluid.. It'd be nice if the transmission had a dipstick. Never checked it before
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Alright, there's a Napa next to my work. I've heard rumor you 'have' to use Toyota Fluid.. It'd be nice if the transmission had a dipstick. Never checked it before
Let it run and warm up then pull the check plug on the tranny pan, it should drip out or be right at the plug. I doubt (unless you specifically told them) that your tranny fluid was ever changed/flushed. The auto Trans uses WS atf fluid. Your best non OEM fluid would be Valvoline MaxLife, it's WS compatible.

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Let it run and warm up then pull the check plug on the tranny pan, it should drip out or be right at the plug. I doubt (unless you specifically told them) that your tranny fluid was ever changed/flushed. The auto Trans uses WS atf fluid. Your best non OEM fluid would be Valvoline MaxLife, it's WS compatible.

Alright thanks ! What side is the plug on ? Front or back ?
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Oh and it's 5 degrees out with negative windchills, 130k, and never flushed transmission since first couple years of dealer maintenance.

I would say its time for a COMPLETE flush, not just a trans drain and replace.
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Alright thanks ! What side is the plug on ? Front or back ?
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Step 10: At this point you should have approximately the correct amount of fluid in the AT and everything is reconnected. It's time to perform the fluid level check to ensure that the right amount of fluid is in the transmission. I will briefly go over this as a great write up has already been done by ForTech (http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...nsmission.html ). Do NOT use an IR thermometer - the pan reading won't be anywhere close to the internal temperature.

Cliffs notes version, but I highly suggest reading ForTech's post:

Make sure you're parked on level ground,
Start truck, shift through all gears several times to get new fluid moved all around.
Using a small wire, jump pins 4 and 13 on the ODBII port.
Start the truck, you should see a lot of your dash lights flashing.
From park, put truck in neutral for 2-3 seconds
Shift down to drive for ~1 second, enough for it to barely engage the gear then go back to neutral then back to drive after ~1 second. (repeat 3 times, total of 6 shifts).
Once back in neutral after 6th shift, you should see AT Temp in red light up for 2 seconds on the Tach face plate.
Shift back to park, you should see the AT temp light again for 2 seconds then go off. If you don't see this, you've messed up and need to do it again.
Let the truck idle until the AT temp light stays on. It's close when it starts flickering. It may take up to 20 minutes of idling to get to temp, especially in colder environments.


Step 11: With the AT Temp light on and the truck still idling, remove the check plug(5mm hex). Be mindful of the Y-pipe / exhaust as it's hot and you will burn yourself if more than lightly touched. Also have your catch bucket ready. Hopefully you've added a little more than what's needed and fluid will come out. Allow fluid to drain until it's a light/thin trickle. Add your new crush washer to the bolt and replace the bolt torquing to spec (15 ft.*lb). Turn the engine the off.


That's from the Full flush thread, Make sure you pull the "sunken in plug" (the forward one) that's the Check level plug. Get it filled up to get it home and then soon I would recommend you do the full flush. I've got 120k on mine and acquiring stuff for the flush.
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I would say its time for a COMPLETE flush, not just a trans drain and replace.
Yeah I know. Will probably make worse as I've heard.
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Yeah I know. Will probably make worse as I've heard.
Make it worse by dislodging "chunks"? I think that is more from a forced flush. The full flush described in the linked thread is nothing more than letting the transmission normally pump the fluid out and then manually pump fluid into the pan. I don't believe this method will make anything worse.
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Make it worse by dislodging "chunks"? I think that is more from a forced flush. The full flush described in the linked thread is nothing more than letting the transmission normally pump the fluid out and then manually pump fluid into the pan. I don't believe this method will make anything worse.

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Lunch time update ! Leaking tranny fluid up front somewhere. Dripping on ground beneath the battery side of front of truck. Will not shift into any gears or 4x4
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Lunch time update ! Leaking tranny fluid up front somewhere. Dripping on ground beneath the battery side of front of truck. Will not shift into any gears or 4x4
No bueno, check the hoses and where it goes into the Radiator/Trans cooler.
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No bueno, check the hoses and where it goes into the Radiator/Trans cooler.
At least I shouldn't need a whole tranny rebuild.... I think.
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At least I shouldn't need a whole tranny rebuild.... I think.
Yea, I don't think that being low on fluid would hurt anything badly.
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Truck just got a AAA ride home. I need a little advice possibly. The tranny hose coming from the top of the radiator was rotted out where it connects to the steel line. It has some wierd fitting on it not just a rubber over the steel line like the others. Is it some kind of restrictor ?
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