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Getting hard to shift into 1st 1999 toyota tocoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mavic517, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Mar 13, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    mavic517

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    I am starting to have a hard time getting into 1st
    gear when I am at a stop: note not all the time,
    but sometimes. So, I had the transmission fluid
    changed, hoping that would solve the problem, it
    did not. Also, it seems alittle harder to get into
    2nd and 3rd sometimes, not always. I have 36,000
    miles on the truck (yeah, 1999) and I have always
    driven moderately, never hard use.
    Question(s): Could you provide me with some
    answers to these questions?
    Thanks, Steve
    email: hohobike1@aol.com
    NOTE: THE GAUGE IS NOW MOVING. IT TOOK ABOUT 60 MILES FOR IT TO MOVE. THANKS TO YOU ALL.
    THIS TREAD SHOULD BE CONSIDERED CLOSED.
    THANKS AGAIN TO ALL !!
    STEVE FROM TAMPA
     
  2. Mar 13, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    My truck does the same in first gear sometimes. Toyota didnt have a answer for me, so I just rev it up when it sticks and it almost always slips right in.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    How's the fluid in your clutch reservoir? Is it dirty? Drain, clean the bowl, and replace with new fluid. Change it often. It helped mine a lot.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2010 at 3:43 AM
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    Thanks for the info. Another thread I might change the clutch fluid. Thanks for getting back w the.
    Steve
     
  5. Mar 18, 2010 at 3:49 AM
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    Thanks for the help. Now I'm going to ask you a question: Where is the
    reservoir located? Near the brake reservoir? No, I have never changed it.
    I will investigate.
    Thanks for your help !
    Steve
     
  6. Mar 18, 2010 at 5:13 AM
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    Yep.

    What type of fluid was put in the tranny? Dyno or synthetic? Going to a synthetic (Mobil 1) may help improve the shifting.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2010 at 5:48 AM
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    Actually, I don't recall in Gen I's but yes, it should be by the brake reservoir. Change it a couple times every 500 miles or so for now to clear it, if possible. Then change it when you change your engine oil. I used to use an ear syringe.
     
  8. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    Thanks for the info bb609
     
  9. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    Please see Title for what I put in, thanks, Steve
     
  10. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    Hope it helps!:cheers:
     
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