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Need a good mechanic in SOCAL...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by OCTaco, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Apr 13, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    OCTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    '16 TRD Sport DCSB
    My truck has been shifting hard between first and second, and sometimes between 2nd and 3rd. It seems like it's staying in first gear for too long. IDK if it's the valve body in the tranny going out, or if something is wrong with some of the relays on the tranny. I've had two toyota dealerships, aamco, two tranny specialists, and a mechanic inspect it. All say it is fine and that is the way the truck is ment to run. I am not satisfied with their answer so I need a good quality mechanic who really knows tacoma's to check it out. And if indeed it is "normal" I need him to explain to me why my truck does it, while other trucks don't. So if you know a good quality mechanic, or you think you're up to the challenge please PM me, or post your info on this thread so I can get a hold of you. Im in Orange county. Thanks
  2. Apr 25, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    Scarab21 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2009
    Tint, tinted tails + 3rd brake light, shaved tailgate, painted calipers. TSB Leafs+ AAL, PA/CB, 5100 Bilsteins set @ 2.5 up front. Satoshi line-x'd grill.
    this happens with alot of peoples tacomas.. my 2009 does the lag between 1st and 2nd gear.. its annoying as hell. i heard a "flash" of the computer helps. you can do this at the dealer or alot of mechanic shops. i think. anywho, its fairly normal, i hate it too
  3. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:26 PM

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

    Jul 31, 2008
    First Name:
    Sex Panther
    San Diego (North Park!), CA
    05 PreRunner SR5
    toyota brand hitch and uhaul wiring harness, fog lamps on anytime, bed lamps, map lights on with dome, day time running lamps, remove secondary air filter, painted bumper grill, Double Din touch screen stereo, Sockmonkey custom SR5 decal, door & seatbelt bells disabled, painted engine cover, installed compass/temperature overhead console, failed mod: passenger side auto down window switches, weathertech front mats, RedLine hood struts, Cheap Beep piezo buzzer locking beep, 5100s in the front set at 2.5, 5100s in the rear, AAL, hitch safe, revenge fab sliders, bed bar, prerunner light, cb wired
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