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Comes out of gear after hard stops

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jcremeans11, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Mar 15, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    jcremeans11

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    This happens rarely, but twice in the last week, so I'm just wondering. After coming to a hard stop, such as when a car in front of me slams on their brakes without a turn signal :mad: my truck just comes out of gear (auto tranny) Luckily I can just put it in park and put it back into drive and it kicks back in, but what could be causing this? Is the tranny going bad?
     
  2. Mar 15, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    hmm... good luck ha
     
  3. Mar 15, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    That was extremly helpful. Thanks for your input. :rolleyes:


    OP, check your shift button to make sure it isn't stuck.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    well next time ill say i hope you dont find the answer. is that better?
     
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    anybody actually have any advice?
     
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    Sounds like it could be the syncro gear in the tranny. I had that same thing happen to me in an old Mustang years ago.... I think it's right below the shifter knob on the top part of the tranny, not positive though. Good luck.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    Could you be a little clearer in your description? I'm having difficulty picturing what is happening.

    "After coming to a hard stop, my truck just comes out of gear"

    Does the shift lever move on its own from D to N? Or, is the lever still in the D position but the truck feels like its in neutral because you give it gas and the motor revs up like its in neutral?

    "Luckily I can just put it in park and put it back into drive and it kicks back in"

    What does putting it in park have to do with all this?
     
  10. Mar 17, 2011 at 5:43 AM
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    I have to agree with Digiratus. Please give us a better description of exactly what's happening.
     
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