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Need help, tranny plugs different

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by El Taco, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    El Taco

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    Need help/advice.

    I have a 2001 Taco.

    I'm currently doing a Prerunner to 4x4 swap. Took out the transmission from my Prerunner and compared all the harness connection to the 4x4 transmission. This donor trans came from a 98 4runner.

    All harness connections are good exept one, the big connection on the passenger side; looks like the "main" connector. My harness and connection is completely different from the 4x4 trans.

    Is it possible to simply "swap" out the harness end from my Prerunner into the 4x4 donor trans?

    Will there be any "issues" such as CEL because I have a 4x4 trans but a harness that works with the Prerunner?

    Thank you all.
     
  2. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Is it the same tranny?
     
  3. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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    Im thinking somthing may have been changed between the 2 trannies......
     
  4. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    sorry about that.

    yes, it the same tranny...3.4 V6 to 3.4V6
     
  5. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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    attached are pics of what i'm talking about.

    left is from my trans.

    right is from the 98 4runner (donor) trans.

    any help is appreciated.

    DSC06950.jpg
    DSC06951.jpg
     
  6. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:19 AM
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    You may want to check on TTORA....I know a few guys on there have more experiance than I do with these swaps.
     
  7. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:21 AM
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    i have but it helps to cover more grounds.

    any more help please......desperation mode here...
     
  8. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:22 AM
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    Its the same number of pins too?
     
  9. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:28 AM
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    Thats the PARK/NEUTRAL Position switch. I was racking my head until I saw the pics! LOL!
     
  10. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    Personally, I think you should be able to swap the one from the Newer tranny, to the doner tranny.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:31 AM
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    its actually got different pins inside.

    any more help???
     
  12. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    Can you remove the PNP switch and install it on the older tranny? It should mount right up.
     
  13. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    i will try that quickly, be right back....
     
  14. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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    You should be able to just swap the switches for the one you need for the pre.
     
  15. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:41 AM
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    Thats what I was trying to say :eek:
     
  16. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:44 AM
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    upon trying to remove it.....

    i have loosened two nuts and the unit is loose.

    but i can't actually remove the thing.

    is there a special way of removing that connector/switch thingy???
     
  17. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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  18. Nov 21, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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    yeah, i was just checkin that......i will be right back....
     
  19. Nov 21, 2009 at 8:04 AM
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    well gentlemen, did a "swap" over and everything fitted perfectly.

    thank you for all the quick responses!!!

    i will sure come back if i run into more problems, thanks again!!!
     
  20. Nov 21, 2009 at 8:04 AM
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    You just beat me to it and I was too lazy to delete my post.........:eek:
     
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