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transmission problem?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by takaya49, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:29 PM
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    takaya49

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    hey taco lovers.

    so today i found a problem with the taco...
    its an automatic, '98, v6 4x4
    and i dont know for sure its the tranny..
    going up hill (highway driving) and it doesnt wanna gear down... just lugs lugs lugs until i step on it... and its not even smooth once i get in a lower gear.
    so i drive it with the 'o/d off' light on...and almost seems to be fine... slight hesitation but nothing companred to when the 'o/d off' light is off.

    any ideas? fluid looks alright.. would a change make a difference?
     
  2. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:30 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Drop the pan and change the filter. Sounds like pressure isnt building letting the tranny shift propperly, and the most likely cause would be dirty filter. :)
     
  3. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:52 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    also want to add thats its really not a good idea to tow without the "overdrive" being turned off.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2008 at 9:16 PM
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    truck has never tow'd

    thanks guys, hopefully that will fix it...
     
  5. Oct 12, 2008 at 9:38 PM
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    getting there....
    ah...i didnt fully read what you posted correctly...sorry:eek:

    yeah, changing the fluid and filter should take care of the problem.:)
     
  6. Oct 17, 2008 at 3:01 PM
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    if there wasnt enough pressure there to create smooth shifting, shouldn't there be a leak?
    fluid looks great and is full...
     
  7. Oct 17, 2008 at 3:10 PM
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    getting there....
    not necessarily. the filter could be clogged causing not enough fluid to get thru.....even though it may look good and all.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2008 at 10:15 AM
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    would that not have the same effect on the truck driving with 'o/d off' button on ?
    seems to drive 99% with it on...
    just trying to hear any possible problem before i give it to 'captain b.s.' (mechanic)
     
  9. Oct 19, 2008 at 11:00 AM
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    On your truck, when the tranny is on OD, the converter locks up, therefore not showing the symptoms you describe as often. With it "OFF", the converter remains unlocked, so you will be able to feel more of the issue.
     
  10. Oct 20, 2008 at 11:13 PM
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    ok. one more thing... I start the truck up today, put it in gear(without moving and brake on completely) and it starts mis-firing very slightly but noticable, like a dirty fuel filter or a bad fuel injector... still tranny?
     
  11. Oct 30, 2008 at 10:58 AM
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    it was a spark plug
     
  12. Oct 30, 2008 at 11:03 AM
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    Damn, atleast your tranny is good. Thanks for the update.
     
  13. Oct 30, 2008 at 5:32 PM
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    chris4x4

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    DOH! :frusty:
     
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