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Gear grinds shifting from 1st to 2nd

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Madbaumer, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Mar 30, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    Madbaumer

    Madbaumer [OP] New Member

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    I just purchased my first Taco. I love it. However, I am concerned about the grinding when shifting from 1st to 2nd. It doesnt always grind, and sometimes I have to shift very slowly. Sometmes the gind is very slight. Should I be concerned or is this normal? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    P.S. It is a 2012 and only has 500 miles on it.
     
  2. Mar 30, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    afd23a

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    Pretty normal on the 4 banger 5 speeds. Two things that have helped others are the short shifter kit from URD and using Redline MT-90 gear lube. I've got the short shifter and it is a big improvement over stock, but a slight grind can sometimes happen if my timing isn't right.
     
  3. Mar 30, 2012 at 9:23 PM
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    GrEeN WeEnY

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    Bend, OR
    Have you tried pushing in the clutch?

    j/k :D Mine will do it too, just remember it's a truck transmission, it;s heavy duty and just needs a little more sychro time between holes
     
  4. Mar 31, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    Maticuno

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    I had this issue on my last Tacoma. Running Redline MT-90 helped a little, but didn't eliminate it.
     
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