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Having shifting problems

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Shikkapow, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Jul 30, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    Shikkapow

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    I have a 2001 2.7ltr 4x4 5 speed tacoma (115kmiles) that recently started having shifting problems in 3rd and 4th gear. The shifter doesnt seem to engage all the way into the slot (feels like about 1/2 way). occasionally it wont engage at all and the gears clash.

    I believe it is the bushing at the base of the shifter but I cant depress the little spring loaded cap to inspect it.

    Could the bushing be jammed in there and not letting me push it down?

    is there a trick I need to know to move the cap? The service manual just shows you putting a rag over the cap, pushing down and spinning it. I have tried all sorts of ways to push that %&*!$@*& thing down and it doesn't budge.
     
  2. Jul 30, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    DO you have the W59 or R150(f)?
     
  3. Jul 30, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    Nevermind, I see that they both are removed in the same manner. It is a PITA but it does work. I would suggest useing a soft or rubber mallet to "motivate" it. Once you intially get it to move it will stay movable.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    Just take the Six bolts off the top, that whole plates comes out and then you can see the Plastic bushing and the Cup in the Trans.
     
  5. Jul 30, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    Have you tried changing the gear oil in the trans?
     
  6. Jul 30, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    nope. the gear oil is 115k miles old. WAAY overdue.

    as far as taking the plate off, is that doing the same thing as removing the spring loaded cover?

    if that is the case that would be much easier.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    Yeah, the cover is on the top of that plate. the shfiter will protrude below the plate enough to access the bushing.

    Good suggestion Redz
     
  8. Jul 30, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    Thanks, its much better than trying to get the shifter out, plus if the cub did break you can maybe get some of the peaces out. :)

    All you need to do it remove the center console. the rubber boot, then the six bolts. Make sure its in Neutral. then lift strait up. done! should take 15mins top.

    My shifter is starting to do the same thing, replacing the pc is next on my list.
     
  9. Jul 30, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    Can you take a picture and post it?
     
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    x2

    should be 4 or 6 bolts.
     
  14. Jul 31, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    yeah it is 4 bolts. I had some other image in my head when I typed it out. I looked at it this morning on my way to work (its really really noisy in the cab whith a hole in the hump btw)

    I have to go get a new gasket before I pull the cover off.
    I'll let you guys know how it goes.
     
  15. Jul 31, 2009 at 7:04 AM
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    I dont think you need a gasket there, if anything just use RTV.
     
  16. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    Thanks for all the help, I finally got the time to get it replaced. The bushing wasn't craked or worn.

    It was an a gazillion pieces.


    the paper gasket was still good under the plate so i just used some RTV.

    Thanks for the help!

    Now to find the time to change the tranny oil.
     
  17. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    :thumbsup:

    You should have done it then, LOL. It's easiest to fill it through the top.
     
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