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More 6sp problems!!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bigfro, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Mar 30, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    bigfro

    bigfro [OP] Active Member

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    Well this last weekend, while I was in the middle of nowhere my clutch disk (has 4k on it) shattered. (I was not driving it hard, i was at highway speed and downshifted to 5th while going up a hill).


    500 dollar tow bill....

    Showed up at dealers doorstep, they found that they had placed the wrong part in it last time *There is a TSB for the clutch and pressure plate* Make sure you know which parts they are installing when dealing with a tob....

    Once it was bolted all together now the truck grinds going into 3rd gear. So bad that you can't put it in 3rd.....


    Working with the regional rep to see if they will help me out at all... 05' v6 6sp 78k.


    Once this is fixed I am considering switching platforms to either an auto tacoma, or an auto fj....


    Toyota... WTF?
     
  2. Mar 30, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    Sorry to hear that.. I have been more than happy with the auto in my 05 if that helps with your decision.
     
  3. Mar 30, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    A buddy of mine has an 07 auto. It gets better gas mileage, shifts smoother, is just as capable off road... And most importantly.

    Doesn't blow the F up 90 miles away from the nearest city.... Just getting a tow truck to come pick up my disabled rig was like pulling teeth from a rabid monkey.
     
  4. Mar 30, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    Auto rules for a daily driver. I hope it all works itself out
     
  5. Mar 30, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    i was kinka kicking myself for getting an auto but i have been hearing alot that the manuals have been a real pain in the ass for a fair amount of people.....damn shame
     
  6. Mar 30, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    Hold on... Before everyone starts blaming Toyota and the Tacoma Manual Trans, re-read the first post. The Dealer installed the wrong part! This isnt a 6spd problem, its a dealership problem.
     
  7. Mar 30, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    I know most "Good" credit cards have free towing also.. Most people don't even know they have it.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    agreed. I'm not saying they're flawless, but I hate it when blame is placed on the wrong person/part/company/whatever. And in this case, it seems like its the dealerships fault, and not toyota's transmission, thats all.
     
  9. Mar 30, 2011 at 10:34 PM
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    Ya the only widespread issue I've found is the throw-out bearing and shaft.

    They have a very recent TSB 'Fix' for it but time will tell to see if it works.

    The aftermarket fix is fortunately very cheap, relatively speaking.

    A new bearing and what's basically a forever fix to the defect for $225.
    http://www.urdusa.com/More-Products...t_info.html?osCsid=vf7orl3ahloh9t16hrcrqpn4e6

    Other than that, some people bitch about idle hang etc, but that really has nothing to do with the transmission. I haven't found it to be a problem at all either so YMMV.
     
  10. Mar 30, 2011 at 11:06 PM
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    I think the reason why the 6-speeds get so much negative rep is that Toyota's manual trannys used to be bombproof. I mean they would run forever. You'd blow the head gasket way before you'd grenade a syncro or have to replace a bell housing or throwout bearing.

    Toyota clutch plates have been known to be on the small side, and have been known to wear out pretty fast. But I've never heard of one breaking apart. I've read of 2 now with the 6-speed.

    The point is it's a fine tranny. And guys who have the 6-speed really have no reason to worry. Problems are very few and far between. But it just doesn't live up to Toyota's legendary manual transmission history. And that's too bad.

    Now as far as the autos go, the A750 series appears to be a winner. It's been out there for some 8 years now, with remarkable success in the field. It's s good egg to be sure. And as time goes by, it looking more and more like a great egg .. a great design.

    But autos grenade too. Autos seem to be more like hard drives though ... the vast majority of hard drives that fail either fail in the first 6 months or after 5 years. In between they're remarkably stable with a very low failure rate. Toyota's automatics seem to be that way. I hear of them failing in the first 10,000 miles and after 250,000 miles. But in between, as long as you keep them cool and filled, and don't bash the shit out of it, they tend to be remarkably stable, again with a very low failure rate.
     
  11. Mar 30, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    Yea i caught that and read some post's and just did .... :facepalm: haha


    AAA is nice but in this situation the dealer i would think would be responsible for the towing charge, or even most insurance companies have towing for their plans.
     
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