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Automatic transmission reliability for 98 2.7 liter, how long do they last?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by yfz450admirer, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Oct 6, 2009 at 9:52 PM
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    yfz450admirer

    yfz450admirer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have this friend who is a great mechanic that I respect a lot. I have had a 2.7 auto extended cab Tacoma for about 4 years and he finally picked up a 99 standard cab Tacoma this last year that is manual transmission 2.7 (after going through 14 other vehicles). He is always harping on the fact that a manual transmission will last longer. I have 81k on my truck. I changed the auto transmission oil last year. I tow quads once a month, but nothing near the weight limit. I recently became interested in driving in the sand.
    How long before people usually have to replace the transmission?
    Are there any tips for maintenance to increase transmission life?
     
  2. Oct 6, 2009 at 10:03 PM
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    Firefighter160

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    I had a 98 Tacoma reg cab 4x4 auto 4cyl with 203k miles on it and the trans still shifted fine. At 180k I had to replace a shift solenoid which took all of 45 minutes... There tough.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    A friend of mine had over 600k miles on his auto tranny. Never rebuilt. Im thinking, as long as you take care of them, they will last the vehicles life.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2009 at 6:42 AM
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    Turb0wned

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    Like 20 million miles lol no a long time.
     
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