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shaky/wobbly shifter

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 96taco4x4, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Mar 21, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    96taco4x4

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    hey guys tried to do a little research and didn't find any related threads posted, so anyway i have a 96 taco 4x4 auto and the shifter has a lot of play in it, and moves up and down a good inch in both directions and is sometimes tricky finding what position its in, has anyone ran into this problem or no how to fix it (plus its annoying hearing it rattle back and forth driven down the road) thanks, and appreciate any input.
     
  2. Mar 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    woow.. nobody? bump
     
  3. Mar 22, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    There have been a ton of threads discussing this issue. It is completely normal to have the shifter jump around. I was worried about it when I first got my truck as well, but it is normal. It has to do with the way transmission is mounted I believe. It has a little play in it to allow it to flex a bit, so the shifter moves around with it.

    And my shifter indicator thing looks like its in between 2nd and Drive, but it's really in 'D'
     
  4. Mar 23, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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    ok, well i appreciate all the help and input, my buddy has an auto taco bout the same year and his isn't near as bad, i didn't know if there was a bushing or something that would fix it.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    transmission mount your referring to?
     
  6. Mar 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    My t-case shifter vibrates like a sex toy. Less so after I grease the shafts, but still a bit.
     
  7. Mar 23, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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