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Automatic transmision issues

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by defiant, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Apr 12, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    I drive an 05 Trd off road tacoma that was made in mexico and is no longer under warranty. Recently the truck has not been shifting as it should. It seems as if the shifting is premature at some times and other times it will get stuck in a gear. The acceleration seems delayed from the pedal. Also there is a light ticking noise in the transmission that is present at all times. I just had new transmission fluid put in the truck at the end of last year, but the issues are still present. Is this something that other tacomas are experiencing and is there any solutions?
     
  2. Apr 12, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    rb11701 Oh yeah!

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  3. Apr 12, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    I've never heard of any auto tranny issues, hope you find your answer
     
  4. Apr 12, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    Make sure your fluid is full at operating temp. If it is, take it to a trans shop. They have the tools to check for correct operation of the entire trans. They can fix most problems without pulling the trans. This is, of course, if the issue is caught early and doesn't burn a clutch or sprag.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    you say you had new transmission fluid put in the truck at the end of last year did they just drop the tranny pan and put in 3 or so quarts or did you do a complete flush? i would take it to a independant tranny shop, let them drive it and check it out and see what they say. stay away from the dealership!
     
  6. Apr 13, 2011 at 3:20 AM
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    Yes, check the level of the transmission fluid. The only way to do it is to get the truck to normal operating temp and take off the over flow plug on the bottom of the transmission. I know that's counter intuitive but that's the way to do it. If you get zero tranny fluid coming out you are low. You will have to pump more in and recheck the overflow plug. You want only a trickle to come out. See the posts on draining and filling the transmission for the full write up. Good luck.
     
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