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Manual Transmission Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by bcmedic13, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Dec 14, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    bcmedic13

    bcmedic13 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys!

    Let me first off say this is an excelent site, lots of great information and hard work!

    My Question is, I have a 06 with the 6-speed manual transmission, I usually shift around 2500 rpm, but when accelerating up a small hill near my home if I shift any less rpm from 1st gear to 2nd gear the transmission makes an aweful growleing noise under light acceleration, as for my truck it only has 90,000 kms on it. Now when asking the service tech, he states its a less refined transmission, its supposed to be clunky and noisy. Does anyone else have a tacoma that sounds like a diesel ford? or is it just me?

    Thanks again
     
  2. Dec 14, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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    mine does it too, i think your rpm's are just too low just shift normally or more than 2500 rpm's if necessary
     
  3. Dec 14, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    steve o 77

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    my first gen does the same thing, as did both my old vehicles. I think its normal.

    edit: welcome to TW!
     
  4. Dec 14, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    When you're going up hills, especially steep ones, try shifting at higher RPM, upwards of 2800. It sounds to me like you're bogging the engine going uphill and shifting low.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2010 at 11:55 PM
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    thanks guys, thats what I figured just shifting too low, on a side note, what rpm does everyone shift at for best fuel milage? I am prolly burning more fuel bogging the engine.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2010 at 12:10 AM
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    i'll shift about 2000-2500 rpm and i'm averaging 17... but i'm a prerunner
     
  7. Dec 15, 2010 at 2:43 AM
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    To conserve fuel, I try and keep my shifts around 1700-2000 RPM. I'm in Kitchener though... VERRRRRY flat here! Langley has a lot more hills, and mountains as far as I can remember.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    I'm in the same boat.
     
  9. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    i usually shift between 2 and 2.5k for economy (typically get 18mpg mixed city and highway). but going up hills i generally shift ~3k to keep the power.
     
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