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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MiikeyD, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Jun 8, 2009 at 11:58 PM
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    MiikeyD

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    Sorry i feel like a dumbass asking this question but real quick what does it mean when it says NO COLUMN SHIFT for headers. shopping around for headers on my 2.7L and some say that. does that mean its for Manual tran and not for AUTO tran? sorry if its a noob question:confused:
     
  2. Jun 9, 2009 at 12:06 AM
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    No idea.. i guess im a noob too when it comes to that stuff
     
  3. Jun 9, 2009 at 12:11 AM
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    ahhh somebody! tx anyways we are all noobs at something
     
  4. Jun 9, 2009 at 12:12 AM
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    Have you asked the place where you saw those headers for sale? I'm guessing it means not for an auto tranny, but I don't see how headers would differ from a manual tranny.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2009 at 12:26 AM
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    well i was looking at LCE headers and a dude told me to just bend the oil dipstick thingy so it would fit but im not sure since all these places are all online.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2009 at 12:27 AM
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    just ask someone that has a header for a 2.7, doug thorley for the part #, ur truck isnt shifting from the cloumn either tranny, i dont think!
     
  8. Jun 9, 2009 at 6:36 AM
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    i believe that no taco has ever had a column shift. no ones said what a column shift is yet so i will.
    the column shift is when the shifter (now all columns are auto...so PRND321) is on the steering column. the auto pickups had it, but auto tacos dont.

    so i believe that you dont have to worry if it says no column shift, because auto or manual, you dont have one.
     
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    A column shift is exactly what it says, shifting from the column. The reason the headers say that is because they would get in the way of the shifting mechanisms of the column. Since our tacos aren't column shift, they will be fine for auto or manual trannys unless otherwise specified.
     
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    ^^ What these two guys said. ^^
     
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    Certain base model automatic Tacomas in the first two model eras (1995.5 - 1997; 1998 - 2000) had the shifter mounted on the steering column and not the floor. The column shifter had a mechanical linkage to the transmission, and this linkage intrudes into the engine bay.

    The reason headers may be listed as 'no column shift' is because they wouldn't clear the linkage in the engine bay.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    OH gotcha guys! tx a bunch! no more confusion :D
     
  13. Jun 9, 2009 at 9:50 AM
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    really? i thought only the pickups had column ones...
    must be the 2wd 2.4L ones, ive never been in one of those
     
  14. Jun 9, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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  15. Jun 9, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    there you have it.
     
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