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transmission repair......ouch

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by crazyengineer, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Aug 31, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    crazyengineer

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    So, i noticed a grinding in my transmission a little while back, and when i went to college, my parents kept the truck (till second semester) and they have it in the shop now......
    i just got a call today with all that is wrong with it

    it had to be torn down, 3rd and 4th gears bad, bad synchro, bad clutch, a lot of seals have to be replaced, a lot of bearings have to be replaced.......

    total, about 3200

    before anyone says anything on the reason why it happened, i already know

    i have to adjust how i drive my truck (its a manual) so hopefully it wont happen again

    anyways, anyone else ever had transmission problems because of how they drive?
     
  2. Aug 31, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Depends on how you drive... do you actually use the clutch?
     
  3. Aug 31, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    Apparently if the synchros are FUBAR.

    Exceed the limits of the design and premature failure is eminent.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    Ah, you're right, opposite problem... Stop riding the clutch like a $2 whore! :D
     
  5. Aug 31, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    i ride clutch only when i am backing up, particularly with trailers (not too often)

    i have a habit of slamming it into gear with the clutch 3/4 of the way down, thought as little as half, didnt realize i was doing it until it was pointed out to me

    oh, i have a 6 speed if that helps
     
  6. Aug 31, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    expensive habit :(
     
  7. Aug 31, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    full semester of college without truck.....relearning to drive it without the habit when i get back lol
     
  8. Aug 31, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    Great call!!!!
     
  9. Aug 31, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    i believe that is the best option i have right now, and thne i must concentrate and learn to keep from doing that so that i dont have to pay for the next one
     
  10. Aug 31, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    the repairs have already been started, it is gonna be a rebuild, if it happens again, that is what I will do
     
  11. Aug 31, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    Hmmm, not sure if the short throw shifter kit would help you out or not.
     
  12. Aug 31, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    Fixed it for ya;)
     
  13. Aug 31, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    I've thought about getting one, how much does it affect driving? and would it be worth getting?

    also, where could I have one installed, as I don't trust myself for it
     
  14. Aug 31, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    LMAO, at least I spelled it right............:anonymous:
     
  15. Aug 31, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    that is the first thing on my list to do
     
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    98Taco... The transmission king of kings:)
     
  17. Aug 31, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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