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Transmission shifting hard into 2nd gear

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by marine1, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Jul 9, 2009 at 10:26 PM
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    marine1

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    I have a 2000 Prerunner V6 an with auto transmission, whenever the tranny goes to shift into 2nd gear I feel a slight jerk as it shifts.....any suggestions what may cause this?
     
  2. Jul 10, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    anyone???
     
  3. Jul 11, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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    3rd post?

    Again...when was the last time you had the transmission serviced?
     
  4. Jul 11, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    metalranger33

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    i have had mine since 02 w/ the same problem, and took it to the dealership...they said it was normal, then again I dont know what you definition of "hard" is....mine wasn't that bad but it was noticeable
     
  5. Jul 11, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    HARD SHIFT FROM YOUR 2000 Tacoma... Anyone who has this "problem" (myself included) can & should relax. My 2000 TRD does the same thing but its a good thing, there is nothing better than a good crisp shift change between gears in an automatic tranny & unless its shifting hard enough to snap "U" joints, trust me everything is good, its when a automatic just mushes into one gear shift to another thats when you need to be concerned because when this is happening excessive wear on the internal clutches & heat is being generated and probably heading for a break down (on your favorite hill perhaps )
     
  6. Jul 12, 2009 at 6:00 AM
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    Not to mention.....It'll shift harder when the truck is cold.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    i kinda have the same prob with my 04 DC. i got it tranny service about a month ago. but when i come to a complete stop. my tranny will jerk. idk if thats normal. anyone have anything about that?
     
  8. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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  9. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    hmmm... ive noticed that in a lot of old volvos with auto trannys... your taco wouldnt have happened to have tried to mate with a few of those recently has it?
     
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