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97 Automatic will not shift?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by gadrmrboy, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. Jul 16, 2007 at 10:16 AM
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    gadrmrboy

    gadrmrboy [OP] New Member

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    I have a problem with my 97 tacoma. It seems the shifter (which is on the steering colum) will not shift out of park. The truck cranks fine and the brake lights do not work when you mash the brake pedal. I tried alternating some fuses to see if it was a fuse problem but i didnt even know if i was checking the right fuses. I really need to get the truck up and going. Someone told me it might be a contact switch? I don't know.. Any information would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Jul 16, 2007 at 10:40 AM
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    My guess - I am almost positive it is your contact switch on the brake pedal. Several years back these switches were made mandatory to prevent someone from going in and out of the PARK position on the tranny while not at a stop. I am not too familiar with Toyota automatics or the 1st gen Tacomas, but since your brake lights are not coming on - that would be my first guess. Even if the brake switch is not the same switch - these switches may not be lining up with the contact bar on the pedal stem.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Jul 16, 2007 at 10:20 PM
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    MarkC

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    go to Auto zone and ask for a neutral saftey switch
     
  4. Jul 17, 2007 at 7:48 AM
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    gadrmrboy

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    is this hard to install?
     
  5. Jul 17, 2007 at 9:17 AM
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    i had to do one on my 78 ford and it wans't hard but i haven't really looked at a Tacoma, it shouldn't be, just some scews and a bracket.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2007 at 5:58 AM
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    gadrmrboy

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    thanks for the help guys, turns out the folks at the local toyota dealership told me the wrong fuse to check for...they told me to check the ones labeled brakes and it was actually the one labeled "stop" under the hood that i should have checked.. I checked the fuse it was blown, replaced it and im up and running again!
     
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