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Click/clunk when shifting into Park?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by petersharp, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Jan 27, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    petersharp

    petersharp [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2007 Prerunner...

    When I shift it into park, it rolls a little way (if on a hill obviously) then there is a pretty loud 'click' or 'clunk' and the car stops. Anyone know what it is? It doesn't really bother me, just curious what it is.
     
  2. Jan 27, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    Janster

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    Normal.....

    Not exactly sure how it works, but the driveline has to rest againest something to hold the truck in place (gears?). THat's just the act of the driveline moving till it reaches that resting point....
     
  3. Jan 27, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    petersharp

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    Thanks, I thought it was something like that - good to know that it is 'normal'.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    theres actually a little pin inside the transmisson, and when you put it in park, the weight of the truck rests against this little pin..or so im told. Thats why alot of people always say to set the parking brake(auto or manual) to take the stress off this pin.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    JAG

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    Ahh.... I was just noticing that today. I just figured it was one of those toyota things.:D
     
  6. Jan 27, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    Park is just a small pin that stops the vehicle from rolling, if you are mean to it, and it breaks on a hill, your truck is in neutral and will roll. I always use the park brake on hills, and I always let the truck stop moving in N before going into park. I don't think its necessary, but IMO its easier on the transmission.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    I always use the park brake to keep stress off of the tranny
     
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