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My Continued Frustration w/ my Transmission

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ghoststoglory, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Nov 14, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    OK, so it all began here four months ago.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/101834-so-i-think-i-trashed-my-transmission.html

    Since then, I finally finished the Tundra brake upgrade, and attempted to drive my truck today....nothing happened. The truck starts fine, but does not engage any gear. This is a rebuilt auto tranny in case you were wondering. Also, when I attempt to go into park when it's running, there is a grinding sound coming from somewhere in the tranny. FML. I'm really at my wits end here, and not sure what to do. I think I'll finally bite the bullet and bring the truck to someone, I've just got to figure out who. Anyone have any ideas what the hell might be wrong now? It now shifts through all the gears...but engages nothing, and grinds when going into park. Oh yeah, and the truck rolls forward like it's in neutral, in any gear. ANY insight would be helpful, thanks.
     
  2. Nov 14, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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  3. Nov 15, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    sounds like a bad transmission pump
     
  4. Nov 15, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    Which equals bad trans
     
  5. Nov 15, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    I know for a fact he changed the pump out...could it be bad again?

    Also, anyone know anyone in North Texas I could take this to? Trustworthy, reliable, etc...
     
  6. Nov 15, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    is the driveshaft connected?
     
  7. Nov 15, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    I'd personally take it back and tell the first gentleman/woman to fix it right...unless you somehow burnt through the clutch packs or burnt the pump up by not haveing enough fluid or something
     
  8. Nov 16, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    I filled the torque converter and tranny, so I don't think tjat was it. The guy who rebuilt it is in Colorado...I'm in Texas. I'd have to pull it and send it off
     
  9. Nov 16, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    When you filled the converter did you have it running and shift through gears?


    change your fluid and check if its dark or has alot of material
     
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    What was the cost for the rebuild if I may ask? I know we all want to save a buck, and there is nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it bites you in the ass.
     
  11. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    I'm not sure what you mean by did I fill the converter when it was running...how would I do that? I filled it before I attached it to the tranny.
     
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    your saying if you get in the truck ,and put it into drive,and press the gas the trans shifts gears but it doesnt move?
     
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    im thinking the same thing. I know its a stupid question.
     
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    was the truck running when you filled the trans was what i was implying, i had mine idoling while i filled to circulate fluid but idk if its a requirement
     
  15. Nov 17, 2010 at 4:27 AM
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    "your saying if you get in the truck ,and put it into drive,and press the gas the trans shifts gears but it doesnt move"
    yes, it does not move in any gear, and yes, the driveshafts are connected

    I filled the tranny before starting it, and then topped off the fluid a little bit twice
     
  16. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    im thinking A. rebuilder didnt do a good job. B. clutch packs are burnt up for some reason. or C. you may have forgotten to plug something in. D. is your shift lever connected properly? E. Did you bolt the Torque converter to the fly wheel?

    if you none of these work id check the fluid and drop the pan for any possible clues
     
  17. Nov 19, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    I'll be working on it tomorrow...we'll see what happens...
     
  18. Nov 19, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    but does it shift gears?
     
  19. Nov 20, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    Yes, it shifts into every gear, and does nothing in every gear. When I return it to park, is when the grinding noise occurs.
     
  20. Nov 20, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    ok,can you tell if the drive shaft is turning when it is in gear?
     
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