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New Owner...Have a question!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Turtle, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Apr 3, 2009 at 3:35 AM
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    Turtle

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    Hey everyone, Just bought my 09 4x4 TRD Off-Road a couple days ago and I have a question! Ive never driven a truck before, so can you tell me if this is normal?

    Its an Automatic....

    When I drive off the line from a dead stop, the truck seems to sort of stutter...Nothing crazy, just real subtle...kind of like hitting tiny bumps in the road. When I get up to speed everything is fine..its just the first 2 gears. Is this just how the truck drives, or is something wrong with my transmission!!! Thing only has 120 miles on it, so it better not be!

    -Brad
     
  2. Apr 3, 2009 at 3:55 AM
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    FoxySandChick

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    Mine doesn't do it and that doesn't sound normal, the truck should accelerate just like a car.
    I don't know what could possibly be wrong, but I'm sure someone will chime in soon. :D

    Welcome to TW.

    edit: I bought mine with 75 miles on it...never acted funny.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2009 at 4:12 AM
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    Janster

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    Give it time to adjust...... 120 miles is just soooo totally NEW. The truck needs time to break-in. The computer & everything needs time to break-in and adjust to everything.

    Don't think about it, just drive it like you normally would on a daily basis.

    When you reach 2000 miles or so and it still acts funny, then I'd call the dealer.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2009 at 4:31 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  5. Apr 3, 2009 at 6:28 AM
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    JPinCowtown

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    Hey turtle I have the exact same truck. Mine only has 600 miles on it and it does the same thing - taking off from a standstill, the first couple of shifts are kind of rough almost like it's slipping a bit. As of right now I'm going to assume it will go away as it gets broken in. However if it keeps up for too long I will take it in.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2009 at 6:40 AM
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    Turtle

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    Well glad to hear lol...Should be normal then if were both experiencing it...
     
  7. Apr 3, 2009 at 7:47 AM
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    Lentsnh

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    dont worry about it. Just like Janster said its just your truck going through the break-in process. it will work itself out in a few more 100 miles or so.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2009 at 7:51 AM
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    Mine (with 16K miles) does shift harder than normal when its 'cold' - but that's to be expected (it's cold).

    You could request your dealership check the transmission oil level. However - that would require you to leave the truck at the dealership overnight so they can check the oil level when its 'cold'.

    I might actually do that sometime before my warrantee runs out next March.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    Jester243

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    The only time I get a shudder from a start is just from a little wheel spin causing a little sheel hop. Mostly when turning a corner from a complete stop, and I don't beleive I have it when it shifts into 2nd.

    Oh, and welcome to TW :wave:
     
  10. Apr 3, 2009 at 8:24 AM
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    Flounder

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    I have a brand new V6 / TRD tacoma with less than 400 miles and have experienced the same thing as well. It already seems to be happening less often, so I assume it will work itself out.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    Madchild

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    mine did it as well. I have 600 miles on it right now and the problem went away.
     
  12. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    fishshooter

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    Mine did it for the first 1000 miles are so when I was accelerating a little hard. It hardly does it at all now, 2500 in the odo. I'd give it a couple thousand miles to settle in.
     
  13. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:52 AM
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    Turtle

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    Thnx everyone for easing my mind!
     
  14. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    frobuster

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    I don't know what kind of relationship you have with your dealer, but if mine did that, (I have a 6speed), I'd freak!!! Please, bring it to someone's attention at least?
     
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