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98 Taco 5spd sticking

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Jactan, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Dec 3, 2010 at 5:55 AM
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    Jactan

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    I just purchased a 98 Taco ext cab SR5 4x2 truck it is in great shape my question is the truck has 157,000 mil, orig clutch when shifting into some of the gears its feels like its hangs up a bit its not a smooth transition is this normal for these trucks never owned before ...

    Joe
     
  2. Dec 3, 2010 at 5:58 AM
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    It does happen with these trucks or tranys I should say. I would look into two simple things first; fluid change to synthetic (Amsoil severe gear, Mobil 1, Redline, or Royal Purple are all excellent choices) and the shifter bushing. The shifter bushing is an easy fix and cheap to replace. If those don't solve it, then I would look into the synchros, which require a tear down of the tranny.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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    I was thinking about changing the gear oil is it a big job do u need to drop the tranny also will change bushing u mentioned..I have amsoil severe gear 75 -90 I use in my Harley is that weight ok... PS Is it the shifter linkage bushing your talking about if you have the part # would be greatley appreciated Thanks Joe
     
  4. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    No it's not a big job and can be done with the tranny in place. The Amsoil is a good choice. I ran that in my 98 without issue. I find it easiest to fill the tranny through the the shifter. I remove the fill plug and just watch through hole in the cab to see when the oil starts to come out of the fill hole.
     
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