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Auto Trans raises 500 rpm before accelerating

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cgraham, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Mar 25, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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    cgraham

    cgraham [OP] New Member

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    Colin
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    Just found TacomaWorld, great site!!

    I have a stock 2000 Tacoma TRD 3.4 with an Auto Transmission. 175,000 miles. I've owned this truck since new and serviced it regularly.

    Just noticed that my transmission may be slipping... last night while climbing a pretty decent size hill in my neighborhood, transmission in 2nd gear about 30mph when stepping on the gas the transmission will raise 500 rpm, then start to accelerate. After getting up to the speed limit, 35mph and easing off the throttle it drops back 500 rpm and seems to lock back in as long as I'm light on the throttle. Did it again this morning.

    I have noticed this previously on the freeway with the OD on and have always tried to make sure I didn't let the torque converter do that for too long turning the OD off if the incline was long or I was going up the pass, but never noticed it in 2nd gear.

    Did a bunch of searches and didn't see anything conclusive. Any ideas what may be going on?
     
  2. Mar 25, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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    JudoJohn

    JudoJohn Well-Known Member

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    your transmission is slipping. How often have you changed your fluid?
     
  3. Mar 25, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    Intake, exhaust, lift. Typical stuff.
    Check your fluid level, you may be low.
     

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