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Auto Transmission slow to engage after sitting a few days

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by bko1, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Oct 15, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    bko1

    bko1 [OP] New Member

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    Anyone experience their auto transmission not wanting to engage after the truck has been sitting a few days? I have a 1999 Tacoma extended cab that I bought used with 80k on it. I changed out the tranny fluid thinking that would fix it, no joy. I ran it for about two months and then switched everything out to Amsoil hoping that would clean up whatever was dirty, but alas still no joy. I haven't seen any recalls from Toyota on this but I hate the thought of pulling the tranny, once the truck warms up and it's been driven it works fine until it sits for a few days.
    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Oct 15, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    skytower

    skytower Well-Known Member

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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Something (checkball, solenoid, etc) is sticking. Take it to a shop that specializes in trans repair and overhaul to have it diagnosed. 80% of problems can be found and fixed without pulling the trans.
    Good luck, and keep us updated.
     
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