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08 4X4 auto tranny wont shift at all

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by JohnnyRazorhead, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. JohnnyRazorhead

    JohnnyRazorhead [OP] Member

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    everything has been great until today. Went out to leave and automatic tranny wont shift at shifter. I tried rocking the truck and every thing i could think of. truck has never been off road or abused. Any ideas or suggestions. Anybody had this problem. My truck is out of warranty so I want to make sure it is not a simple fix. Thanks
     
  2. joes06tacoma

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    Won't shift out of park?

    Check the brake light fuse. If it's blown, the trans won't shift out of park when you step on the brake.
     
  3. JohnnyRazorhead

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    I bet thats it. I just had a new camper shell installed and noticed the light on it is wired wrong last night. (when i step on the brake the camper light gets dimmer instead of brighter). I will check it in the morning. They connected the camper light to the brake light in the back of the bed.

    Thanks so much for the help.:)
     
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    Yup, that's gotta be it. The high mount brake light shouldn't even be on at all before you step on the brake.
     
  5. Barnone

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    Yep,
    Happened to me when my trailer blew the brake light fuse. There a little port on the shifter housing that you can stick a small screw driver blade in to get by the interlock if you don't have a spare fuse. Needless to say, I started carrying some spare fuses after that but have never used any.
     
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Thats great information to have! I'm definitely going to have to invest in some spare fuses.
     
  7. JohnnyRazorhead

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    my son just unhooked the camper shell wires and put in a new fuse and life is again good!!! thanks for the quick help. I'm sure it saved me a towing fee and probably a hefty bill from the dealership.
     
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    X2..That got me thinking!!

    That's why TW ROCKS, Quick Help from everyone here!!:cool:
     
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