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Second Gear

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

  1. Nov 1, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    skinien

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    Recently got my transmission fluid changed (at the dealer) and ever since, it has become very difficult to put the truck into second gear; especially when the truck is cold. Any ideas?

    I'm pretty sure it isn't relevant, but they changed the rear diff fluid the same day as well.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    Anathollo

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    Rear diff isn't going to have anything to do with the tranny shift problem...
     
  3. Nov 1, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Is this the only oil change it has had in it's lifetime?
     
  4. Nov 1, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    I'm not sure. I've only had the truck myself for about 2 years. Don't have any service records.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    I have read that sometimes if you have a first oil change on a transmission after many miles (125-150 range and higher), that it could knock some of the old build up off and wedge itself. As far as that being true I don't know, but it could explain what is happening with your transmission. I think the article I read was more for automatic transmissions though.

    But it is just a guess and a suggestion to what could be happening, I would suggest checking the level, and calling the place to see what they say about it. You may want to try to put some more miles on the truck and it may go away.

    I would like to see some more guys chime in and see what they have to say too.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    Thanks for the help.

    I thought that maybe the transmission has to get "worked in" with the new lube and hoped it would go away. It's been three weeks (700 miles). I called the shop and they said that it maybe a bad bushing but that doesn't sound right to me considering that it was working fine before they changed the fluid.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    Ah man I'm sorry to hear about that, I'm not a transmission expert and I'm all out of ideas. Hopefully someone else can chime in on this. And your right, a "bad bushing" doesn't sound right to me either, I hope everything works out for you.
     
  8. Nov 1, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    chris4x4

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    They may have used a heavier fluid than recomended. Switch it out to Mobil 1 75-90 and see if that fixes it. If not, you could have a bad syncro.
     
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