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AUTO trans gear selector messed up

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ywen, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Feb 18, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    ywen

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    Okay so while the truck was parked in the garage, I put the truck into neutral by means of pushing down the shift lock. Then pushed it back up to Park via shift lock after I was done examining the U joints..

    Now I've noticed that the orange indicator no longer matches up for the various gears. In fact, I was driving in 2nd gear when I thought I was in D. Between Neutral and Drive, there seems to be two indents. What the hell did I do?
     
  2. Feb 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    maybe if you repeat the shift lock maneuver and match up the shifter with the orange thing, then turn the truck on? :notsure: that might make it stay the right way...
    then again, i ain't sure if the truck will start if it's not in "park". i haven't heard of this happening before
     
  3. Feb 18, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    You can adjust the orange mark on the shifter lever. It's just a 12mm or 14mm nut that you can see holding 2 levers together on drivers side of trans.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2011 at 10:00 PM
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    thanks.. do you know of a write up anywhere?
     
  5. Feb 19, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    Nope, sorry
     
  6. Feb 19, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    Okay found out more about the issue.. the issue seems to be that I can shift From d to 2nd without pressing the shifter button(but the orange indicator is on d).. from d to n and from d to 2nd it feels like a 1/2 or 3/4 indent as opposed to the full indent... after shifting from d to 2nd without pressing ths shifter button, if then I press the button and shift down, I get into the actual position for the 2nd gear(where the orange indicator also lines up) any idea what's causing this?
     
  7. Feb 19, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    bellassaiw10

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    Ive got the same issue not sure what it is but ive thrown it into 2 on accident a few times thinkin it was in drive or just bumping it
     
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