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Please Help - Transmission issues or is it just me???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by kyrac1978, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Mar 6, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    kyrac1978

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    I have a 2005 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab, 4.0L, Automatic transmission. The last few months (it's seem to have gotten worse as well) I have noticed that when the gas engages and disengages the truck makes a noise and seems to jump some. Is this the transmission? If so, what type of warranty does this year/model have and etc, or what else could it be? Should I get a the transmission fluid drianed or?
     
  2. Mar 6, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    Brunes

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    How many miles you have??
     
  3. Mar 6, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    I'll jump and guess U joints. Check your drive shaft?
     
  4. Mar 6, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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  5. Mar 6, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    Any vibration ?
     
  6. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:39 AM
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    Brunes

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    Still waiting on mileage- IIRC the Auto transmission is a 100K service interval?? So it might be that time. Old fluid can do bad things....U Joints would be guess #2
     
  7. Mar 7, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    1. The truck has just under 87,000 miles.
    2. It does shake but I am planning on tomorrow getting my tires balanced and rotated with an oil change. Should I have them check the drive shaft/u-joint while they are doing the oil change and should I take it to the local Toyota dealer for this or?
    3. How much do you think it costs to change out the u-joints?
    Thanks again in advance for your help!
     
  8. Mar 7, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    The auto tranny fluid should be changed every 60,000
     
  9. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    Definitely have them look.
    Shouldn't be more than an hour's labor to drop the shaft and press out a joint, $15 for a joint so...............$300.00 :D
     
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