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Transmission raddled in neutral

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BarefootBandit, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Jul 28, 2010 at 6:53 AM
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    BarefootBandit

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    When I am coasting with my 6 speed manual tranny in neutral, it sounds like something is raddling right in the area of my transmission. It's never when I'm in gear.


    Is this normal or should I have it checked?
     
  2. Jul 28, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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    meafordmike

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    Mine does it also, I don't think its a problem
     
  3. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    macgyver

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    Mine does the same thing. Just the gears meshing together. Nothing wrong.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    Gear noise in neutral is normal, but you really shouldn't be coasting in neutral. Find the correct gear. It takes too long to get back in gear if you have to take evasive actions.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    X2...Also take note when you are costing the transmission is not getting proper lubrication and you can destroy the trust washers.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    Coasting with clutch in is bad. Coasting in neutral with clutch out is just poor driving habits. Input shaft turns=lubrication. I'm not sure if the tacoma trans is splash lubed or has a lube pump, but either way, if the input shaft is turning, it gets lubed while clutch is out and trans in neutral.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    Not true for a manual transmission. For an automatic...yes because you aren't pumping tranny fluid through the engine.

    With a manual transmission your gears are submerged in the fluid so they stay lubricated when they are turning.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    He wasn't coasting with the clutch in... coasting with the gearbox in neutral. Perfectly fine, and perfectly illegal in some states (like Arizona). I never saw an issue with it, did/do it all the time when I drive a standard.

    The noise is probably the 6 speed throwout bearing issue. Dealer warranty should fix it... for a while.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    Have them Check the throwout bearing, I had to have mine replaced for making noise (rattle/chirp). They will try to tell you that the warranty does not cover the clutch, and since the throwout is part of the clutch it is not covered, at this point remind them that all bearings are covered under warranty; if the still refuse, ask to get the number for the regional manager, or call Toyota Customer Care.
     
  10. Jul 29, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    The auto will not destroy the thrust washers by coasting as long as the engine is running the converter is turning the pump and flowing ATF through the system.
     
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