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Hard 1st gear shift when stopping or starting

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by joshj808, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Mar 27, 2017 at 6:50 AM
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    joshj808

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    I looked around the board and googled it but cant seem to find anything about my issue. It seems to be intermittent but the transmission shifts into first(?) hard when stopping and shift hard again when starting back up from a stop. Any ideas?
     
  2. Mar 27, 2017 at 6:52 AM
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    JordanDziekan

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    There seems to be no solution to this answer... I experience the same thing, very frustrating.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2017 at 6:54 AM
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    Top off your transmission, you may be surprised.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2017 at 6:55 AM
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    Had it serviced by Toyota after I bought it but ill take it to CarMax and have them look at it. I have a warranty on it so...
     
  5. Mar 27, 2017 at 6:58 AM
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    They don't do shit. All you have to do is make sure it's at the right temp, pull the fill plug and top it off. Many have had this problem and this solved it. They tend to come from the factory without enough tranny fluid. Mine's a manual tranny, but I've read it on here many times.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2017 at 6:58 AM
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    This is an A/T. The service manual will have the temp requirements, right?
     
  7. Mar 27, 2017 at 7:25 AM
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    I'm pretty sure the AT flush/ fill thread gives a user friendly way to tell it's at the right temp - assuming you don't have a laser thermometer.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2017 at 7:31 AM
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    I definitely have some rough shifts between 1st and 3rd. I had been shifting around 2k rpm's but I noticed it's a lot smoother around 2200 or 2300 rpm's. At what point are you guys shifting?
     
  10. Apr 30, 2017 at 5:51 AM
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    Ive had an issue with hard thumps but ive noticed them more in the rear? I know my transmission is healthy but now you have me wondering. I'm taking a trip up north so I'm going to do a fluid swap on my tranny and rear diff today. Ill be sure to post after I'm done to let you guys know what happened
     
  11. Apr 30, 2017 at 9:16 AM
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    I have a manual and when I went to change the fluid around 30k miles, I drained it and it had a little less then 2/3 the full amount that was supposed to be in there. Obviously there was some residual still in the trans but still it would appear that it was slightly underfilled from the factory. Definitely check your fluids if you haven't.

    For manual transmission fluid btw I'd recommend either Redline or Motorcraft XT-M5-QS, it's found at most Ford dealerships, just make sure they bring you the right part number. I used it when replacing my own fluid and it's a pretty healthy difference in shifting feel.
     

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