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Transmission "banging" into gear.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Prerunner Paul, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Feb 18, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    Prerunner Paul

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    I have an 02' PreRunner with an automatic transmission. For the last couple of years, every once in a while, when it shifts gears, it will "bang" into gear. It only does this, like once or twice a month, but it is definetly something I am concerned about. The Toyota dealership that has been doing the service on the truck since it was new, does'nt know what it is, because of course, whenever they test drove it, it did'nt do it.
    Also when it does this, the shifter is hard to move back and forth, almost like the linkage is tweaked, or out of adjustment, but it's been checked, and it's fine. I was told by someone that all of this could be a problem with pressure inside the transmission.
    Anybody having this kind of a problem?
     
  2. Feb 18, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    mine kinda does it to...but it doesnt really "bang" it just shifts hard and moves the shifter back and forth.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    I'm not really sure what you mean by "bang" when shifting but a crisp ,firm upshift from your automatic is a good thing, but if your shifter is hard to move after this "bang" happens I'd check all motor mounts & transmission mounts also I'm assuming that you are manually shifting your auto by your description of the shifter being hard &/or "locked up feeling"......Good luck......:cool:
     
  4. Feb 19, 2010 at 5:44 AM
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    mine does that too. but i have had mine under water quite a few times. i dont know if that would have anything to do with it seeing as i think these transmissions are sealed everywhere but the dip stick.
     
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