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acceleration problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 20tacoma02, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Feb 26, 2016 at 11:40 AM
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    20tacoma02

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    hey guys, my 2.7l standard transmission tacoma has been having problems when accelerating and going up hills. the truck jerks/bucks any time i try to accelerate or go up steep hills. this happens at around 2500rpm's or sometimes even higher. does anyone know what could be causing this problem? i feel like the rpms are high enough to not be working the transmission too hard and am worried this could be a serious transmission problem. any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2016 at 11:44 AM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Maybe your drive shaft u-joints are ready to fall out.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2016 at 12:38 PM
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    NM Lance

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    I had a similar problem, it was my throttle position sensor though. Does this also occur on level ground? Do you hear any abnormal noises?
     
  4. Feb 26, 2016 at 1:29 PM
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    maybe clutch starting to slip?
     
  5. Feb 26, 2016 at 4:35 PM
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    get a code reader and watch you rfuel trims. could just be backfire/misfire/knocking.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2016 at 2:08 AM
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    Fuel filter??? Plugs and or wires??
    TPS could be a good place to start looking aswell. Beings you're a manual transmission its unlikely a tranny problem. Clutch is a possibility but by your description its unlikely.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2016 at 3:53 AM
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    ^^ what he said.
    Changing the fuel filter sucks, took me 1.5 hours.
    Also, clean the MAF too.

    Post up what you find when repaired.

    Good luck.
     
  8. Feb 27, 2016 at 9:32 AM
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    Check your plugs and wires. I assume you have a bad misfire under load. Similar happened to me but wouldn't happen above 3k rpm
     

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