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Do I have transmission problems?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by norcal4banger, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Apr 14, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    norcal4banger

    norcal4banger [OP] 11-98 MUD

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    Today when I came off the freeway after being on it for 30 mins or so I can to a stop on the off ramp. When traffic was clear, I applied normal acceleration and thats when it felt like my truck's rear axle was almost loose. Its hard to explain things when not in person but maybe this makes sense?

    I went to pull over but had to go thru a red light first and it happened again. It was like a delay almost in acceleration. It drives normally now and only did those two times when taking off from a complete stop. Thing is it feels I got tapped lightly by the car behind me right when I would start moving. Same thing happens when I come to complete stop, it feels like a light tap from the car behind me.

    Does this make sense? I really can't do the whole pay the dealership thing right now if it is tranny issues.

    Speaking of the dealership, they just did a full tranny flush and tune up a couple weeks ago.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    I believe this is normal. Can you feel a significant jolt or is it just how it shifts?
     
  3. Apr 14, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    my cousins wife has be having something kinda like what you are saying i think. kinda like >> a delay almost in acceleration" and it makes some light on dash go off. the dealership said something like they is nothing they can do or whatever mom was saying. but that all i know. they all so said it was '08 and up. idk thats all mom said. they have '09 pre-runner
     
  4. Apr 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    My 06 Taco v6 auto did this occasionally. I was worried it was because I towed ALOT with it and might have hurt the tranny. I was searching the web for people with the same situation and it seems to be somewhat common. I know what you mean regarding the slight "tapping" sensation as the tranny seems like it's hooking up.

    It mainly did it to me when I was reversing, coasting slowly backwards, stopped, toss in drive, and move forward somewhat quickly. I NEVER allowed the truck to shift into D while still rolling backwards, I am very paranoid about the tranny hooking up and stressing it out while still moving backwards.

    In the end I think most people experience this from time to time, but I had almost 100k miles on my first taco and other than that I was fine. Also never affected my towing.

    I'm sure some 1st gens will bash me for this post how our trannies suck and whatnot, I'M READY FOR IT BABY! :)
     
  5. Apr 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    and it would only happen in certain places like slight agile down hill or something and it was a problem.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    Well lately its been shifting kind of weird, but in thread I started concerning that, I was told it was the torque converter. I think by whippersnapper? lol I dont remember.

    But to answer your question, no significant jolt. Just a little "bump" I guess when I'm at a complete stop.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    My favorite post so far lol I hope its nothing serious. Good to know. thanks all for your help so far
     
  8. Apr 14, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    i had the same problem but the jolt wasnt to bad i just got used to it. now the trans wont shift from 3rd to 4th. it will downshift and take off just fine but wont leave 3rd
     
  9. Apr 14, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    I wouldn't worry about it. That sounds normal. I have a Toyota sequoia thy does that too along with my Tacoma.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    Its not too bad but I'll just keep driving like normal and see. It seems to definitely be shifting a little weird.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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  12. Apr 15, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Grease the slip joint on the driveshaft.
     
  13. Apr 15, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    Sounds like classic axle wrap. Do you have a lift?

    One solution is to put some leaf spring helpers on it to firm up the back. Another is AAL for a lift if you don't already have one.
     
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