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Transmission Longevity

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ehky, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Oct 6, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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    ehky

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    What exactly harms an automatic transmission or shortens its life?

    Is is hard acceleration or high rpms? Is it towing? Is it high heat?

    I was just curious if there was anything I could do now with my new truck to avoid transmission problems down the road.
     
  2. Oct 6, 2008 at 12:48 PM
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    uuc328

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    low fluid levels, unchanged fluid and filter, high output motor mods, improperly towing the vehicle or towing too much just to name a few
     
  3. Oct 6, 2008 at 1:11 PM
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    wiscdave

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  4. Oct 6, 2008 at 1:18 PM
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    wushaw

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    High heat is the fastest killer of an auto tranny.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2008 at 1:57 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    these pretty much sum it up, especially neglect to maintainence and high heat.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2008 at 5:22 PM
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    linkfeeney

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    change your tranny fluid and u will be fine!
     
  7. Oct 7, 2008 at 10:38 AM
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    wawireguy

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    In other automatic transmission towing with overdrive on can damage the transmission. I don't know about the Toyota tranny but I suspect it is simular in design. I would investigate before towing and using OD with it.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2008 at 10:41 AM
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    The Shape

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    The owners manual for my '07 2.7 says not to tow in OD.
     
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