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Jerk upon acceleration

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by papabear050, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Feb 1, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    papabear050

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    So I have the 08 4x4 6 speed.

    If I am driving in 6th gear and take my foot completely off the gas pedal, then push on it again to accelerate, the truck jerks into the accelarion.... I happens in every gear, but just more noticeable when I'm cruisin on the highway and do it in 6th gear...

    Anyone experience this in theirs?

    Thougths, normal? Should I take it in?
     
  2. Feb 1, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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  3. Feb 1, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    I have the same transmission. I have never notice anything like what you are describing. Could you be goin too slow for that gear? I know that when I ease through a small town and dont down shift to speed back up and I'm at say 35 or 40 mph, the truck will lurch in 6th a couple of times them come to power. I either drop to fourth and speed up or ignore it if I'm drinking coffee.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    Same problem in my 6spd. Seems like no matter how slowly I get back on the gas it will always have an abrupt jerk.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    Yeah, if I get on it slowly then it reduces the jerk a little but still jerks.... it's not power, it not a smooth transition, happens at any speed from 60+ in 6th gear.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    I say drop it down. You can go 65 or better in third so you have alot of choices. I think the overdrive is for holding a desired speed after it is reached. I have been skipping fifth lately on the highway because I hit cruising speed in fourth.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    I don't think the problem is gear choice though. When I'm in 6th gear cruising at 75mph, let off the gas until 70mph, and then back on the gas again, there is still the jerk. 6th gear should be more than capable of handling that.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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    It should. I'll try it in my truck when I go to town next. I dont think I have that issue. I'll post what I find out. I have an 09' dbl cab 4x4 6spd.
     
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