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Transmission acting strangely

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Maj0rMalfunct10n, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Oct 26, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    Maj0rMalfunct10n

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    Hi All,

    I have just joined and I am wondering if I can get an opinion(s).

    I have a 2005 TRD, with a automatic transmission. The truck has 140K and had the transmission checked about 20-30K ago. I struggle a bit with the transmission not having a dipstick as I feel it is harder for me to monitor fluid levels, but that is a side note. The truck does not leak.

    After I have had to break hard and come to a complete stop, when I then put my foot on the gas to start to move forward the engine seems to rev for a second or two then “clunk “ it will engage. I am not clear on if this is a transmission issue (maybe an issue with the torque converter?) or sticking breaks (although the breaks were serviced and replaced 10K ago).

    This is my first Toyota, I moved over from the domestics, and love the truck.

    Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

    Maj0rMalfunct10n
     
  2. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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    scottri

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    I don't know about the transmission problem but welcome to TW!
     
  3. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    sorry. just had a sip of coffee, not really awake..but damn i am confused!!

    first order of business. manual or automatic?
     
  4. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    Maj0rMalfunct10n

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    Hey, thanks very much.

    -funct10n
     
  5. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    Maj0rMalfunct10n

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    Confused? Yes, yes you should be. My error. Sorry, it should have been written "Automatic". Nice clarity for my first post eh?
     
  6. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    If its a 4X4 check your fluid in your transfer case.If it is overfilled the seal between the transmission and transfer case is bad letting the fluid go from the trans to transfer case.Sounds like the transmission is low and the only place for it to go if it is not leaking is into the transfer case.I had this happen on a Ford I had.I would take care of this soon so you don't damage the transmission.
     
  7. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    i had this happen to my chevy. $3400 lesson..

    good mention!!
     
  8. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    I have an 06 DC Prerunner and it does the same thing. No leaks either.
     
  9. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    thanks very much! I appreciate the help.

    -funct10n
     
  10. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    You'll probably want to edit your OP, as I read the entire thread thinking about issues with the 6-speed that would cause this...then found out it's an automatic.

    Just a suggestion - good luck!

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  11. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    Thanks Fink, I made the edit.
     
  12. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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