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Replacement transmission

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mhlden, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Feb 4, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    mhlden

    mhlden [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well I have a major problem, with 147k on my 2005 my transmission is going out. I was told the clutches are worn. So anyone have any leads on a good used low mileage transmission? I have been looking around it seems this is going to cost me a chunk.

    Mike
     
  2. Feb 4, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    kevhogaz

    kevhogaz Low Speed, High Drag

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    Did you look on Ebay? I've been searching for a tranny for my '01, and there's usually a few for the 05 and newer trucks listed, too.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2010 at 1:12 AM
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    JKD

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    Why would you replace the transmission instead of rebuilding it?

    Auto trans rebuild is a pretty simple service. Take it apart, replace the clutches (and bands if it uses them), clean it out, reassemble, pressure test, reinstall. There's plenty of chain and specialty service shops that do this all the time for very reasonable prices.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2010 at 1:21 AM
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    Wow I have to agree with alot of people, Toyota quality seem's to be going down hill at a pretty good rate. :pout: But X2 check into the rebuild, see if it would be cheaper then buying one. Check ebay, craigslist and maybe junk yard's? :thumbsup:
     
  5. Feb 5, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    I have checked into a rebuild $2200 for a rebuild thru amaco, I have heard some bad stuff about rebuilds.
     
  6. Feb 5, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    Most of the time rebuilds fail because the torque converter has metal shavings in it... and doesn't get replaced. Keeping it clean, and replacing the torque converter if contaminated is critical. Additionally, so is flushing the cooler lines for the same reasons.

    Also, what service intervals did you do the transmission fluid replacements? Considering 100k was way to long to start with, I think it's a bit unreasonable to say the quality went down... they just got in over their ego's on how great this fluid was. ALso, did you do any towing? Just curious.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    how many transmission services have u had done since you bought your truck?

    Thanks for any info...
     
  8. Feb 5, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    My biggest concern with my Tacoma is the CRAP about not having to change the transmission fluid for 100,000 miles. I took my truck into the dealer at 20,000 miles and asked them to change the transmission fluid. What I got was another story about how it's not necessary.

    This is not the first I've heard about a Tacoma trans taking a dump at 100K. Screw it, I'm going to change the fluid every 25K miles. It's cheap (compared to a rebuild or replacement) preventative maintenance.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2010 at 12:09 AM
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    gusotto

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    How do you know if a tranny from eBay or Craigslist will be any good?

    If you had intentions of removing and replacing the tranny yourself, it might be cheap to try to rebuild it yourself.

    Maybe it sounds complicated, but the local community college had a night class on "How to rebuild automatic transmissions."

    I had been hot rodding a tranny that I knew I was going to replace.
    Started to not shift all the time between 2nd and 3rd.

    That was my classroom project. Told the instructor the problem. It was a seal, one lousy seal.
    I was surprised how good the clutches looked, not even burned.
    Put the rebuild kit in the T400 tranny.

    Then I rebuilt a Powerglide tranny during the class.

    Total for the parts on two transmissions was under $100.
    It just took some time.

    Maybe give it a try yourself.
    Easier than I figured.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    I have found one thru my internet search for $1000, I am having a hard time finding a rebuilt kit of any kind for this truck. I would like to rebuild myself if possible but just dont know if I have the time or tools to do it. I am definetly going to pull my old one and put the new one in. This truck was serviced every 30k for trans, it got stuck in the mud and shifting from drive to reverse wore the clutches out other wise it would be running strong
     
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