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Transmission jerks and engine revs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacomaStyle, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Aug 20, 2008 at 3:12 PM
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    TacomaStyle

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    I got an 08 Prerunner V6 auto with less than a 1000 miles on it. Everytime I put in Drive, it feels like the engine revs and jerks forward. And on some occasions while sitting at a light, the car jerks forward. I feel like this is an accident waiting to happen.

    Does this happen to anyone else?
    Is it because the car hasn't been broken into?
    Advice?
     
  2. Aug 20, 2008 at 3:18 PM
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    tacoskim

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    is ur A/C on??? these engines are known to do that. just keep ur foot on the brake more firm
     
  3. Aug 20, 2008 at 3:19 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    most people problems are that they dont press hard enough on the brake and when the A/C or blower kicks on, the engine revs and the brakes dont hold. next time u drive, purposely press down hard on the brakes and see if it happens. my 07 did it until i got used to pressing them hard enough...and i've not noticed it on the 09
     
  4. Aug 20, 2008 at 3:19 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    BASTARD!!! beat me to it!
     
  5. Aug 20, 2008 at 3:20 PM
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  6. Aug 20, 2008 at 3:31 PM
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    Ya, I do seem to notice the jerking forward when I'm at a light with the AC on. I almost rear ended a car cuz I was daydreaming. I guess I need a heavier foot on the brake. I'm used to driving a BMW with super sensitive breaks.

    Any ideas on the shifting into D? Feels like I have the foot on the gas when it engages and it jumps.

    Maybe its all about the transitioning to a truck from a sports sedan.
     
  7. Aug 20, 2008 at 3:32 PM
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    wat?
    sometimes i've felt a bump when going into D if i'm on an incline. i think its just the trans getting into gear
     
  8. Aug 20, 2008 at 4:53 PM
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    when it happend to me i had to look at the floorboard to see if my big foot was overlapping onto the accelerator. now, as others have said, i just depress the brake harder
     
  9. Aug 21, 2008 at 4:25 PM
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    I've noticed it has happened to me a few times.
    jumping at a light, with ac on.

    also, i've noticed when you first turn on the ac it makes a
    sound like the pully or bearings are froze for a second.

    dealer could not reproduce at time of oil change, but i
    did make him write it down.
    and next oil change he will have to write it down again.
     
  10. Aug 21, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    get the tranny oil checked..........the 06 i had did this, and when they checked the fluid.....it was a quart low from the factory. the put the quart in, and it was good to go after that. just a heads up that the tranny fluid may be low.:)
     
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