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04trd trans over heating

Discussion in 'New Members' started by toyohayes, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Oct 25, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    toyohayes

    toyohayes [OP] Member

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    Anyone else having an auto trans over heating problem? I have had my warning light come on a couple of times have to stop and let trans cool. This is happening without any extreme use. The fluid level is good. Is there a cure available for this problem such as a trans cooler?
     
  2. Oct 25, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    Sounds like the filter is clogged. Probably a good idea to drop the pan and clean the filter
    Screen and add new tranny fluid.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    toyohayes

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    Yeh about the trans filter, I mentioned that I wanted my trans filter changed last year when I had some work done and fluids changed at the local toyota dealership in town, he told me that there wasn't a filter in the trans so I eliminated that possibility. He mentioned a screen and said there was no need to pull the pan. I am taking it in there again tommorrow to get the timing belt and water pump changed I will have to quiz him again about a filter.
    I also have a electric rear diff lock in my truck that I have had trouble with, it has been fixed twice now since I have had the truck, I bought it 2 years ago do you have any experience in these locker systems? I priced out a new one and they said they were over a grand to replace.The trouble I am having is that it doesn't want to engage, some won told me to tap the unit with a hammer lightly because it was probably just not making contact inside the motor, I tried that but didn't help.
    Nice truck thanks for the help Gord
     
  4. Oct 25, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    getting there....
    The filter in the tranny is basically a filter screen type deal....almost like a normal tranny filter with a screen inside. You can clean it out with brake cleaner and clean the magnet on the pan as well. And I know a bit about the locker.........sounds like the actuator on the locker diff could be bad....or the switch is going out.
     
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