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Locker in rear cause rough shifts?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rwilhite07, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    my new tacoma has a locker in the rear and ive never had a locker in any of my vehicles, ive owned 4 stick shifts before and never had a problem but when i drive this one the same as any other stick ive drove it seems to shift rough when the clutch is released and the shaft catches the rear end giving it power again( almost a snapping when the shaft catches) .. if you very slowly and smoothly release clutch and baby it, it shifts smooths. could this roughness be caused by the locker? or could it be tranny, clutch...?
     
  2. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    not the locker...

    how many miles on the truck. my 2010 shifted pretty rough for the first 4k miles until the clutch seemed to wear in
     
  3. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    ok, and the truck has 180 but the motor tranny tcase and all only has 101k. was thinking maybe the clutch wasnt bled properly or something along those lines. it is pretty rough unless you really baby the clutch. as long as its not the tranny im happy and will get it figured out..
     
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    and shouldnt of said my "new" tacoma. its a 95 but just got it the other day..
     
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    probably something to do with the clutch.
    unless the locker is engaged it wouldnt have anytihng to do with it
     
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    oh... misunderstood... you said your NEW tacoma... i dont think its the tranny. clutch is probably fine. i grabby clutch is better than a slipping one. try bleeding the clutch
     
  7. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    will do thanks guys...
     
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    It sounds like a typical locker scenario when you have one like a Detroit. When you release power to the wheels or press the clutch in it disengages and when you apply power it'll engage. Good lockers let you feel them working for you.
     
  9. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    not sure what brand locker it is, it was there when i got the truck
     
  10. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    your talking about an auto locker like a detroit locker.

    Im pretty sure he has trd with Elocker which is open unless you flip the switch.
     
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    its an aftermarket locker, mines not a trd and i dont have a push button to engage
     
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    also its got 456 gears which makes it a little more torquey than normal it seems when easing off the clutch. think it would do much better on a little bigger tires and these 33s
     
  13. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    oh... still, in a straight line you shouldnt notice it when shifting
     
  14. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    alright, will bleed my clutch later on and let yall know if that solves the issue..
     
  15. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    is this the bleeder valve for clutch? never bled a clutch only brakes.

    IMG00701-20100708-1715.jpg
     
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    Always good to have a selectable locker!
     
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