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Transmission Slipping

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by the dude man, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. Apr 4, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    the dude man

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    Hey Fellas.

    09 DCSB V6 Auto Base . 61K miles.

    My transmission has started slipping recently. Only when its cold -- say within 5 miles or 5 minutes after startup. It is pretty infrequent, maybe 1or 2 slips every other day. It usually happens when it should shift from 3-4, the trans will go to 2nd for half a second and then into 4th. When it does happen I'm just accelerating normally and not doing anything weird.

    So I browsed around this forum and decided to take it in to the dealship for a drain and fill about 2 weeks ago. Needless to say not much changed and every once in awhile it will slip when its cold.

    I checked out around the trans and there isn't any leaking that I can see, and there arent any drops on the driveway.

    Maybe I'll do a flush? Is there anything else you'd suggest before someone cracks open the trans? I don't know a whold heck of alot about cars, but I assume this will slowly get worse.

    I hate to admit it but maybe I'll just cut my losses and get a minivan. The 2nd kid will be here shortly, and I don't want to drop 2 grand on a fix. I'm disappointed because its been a great olittle truck otherwise.

    I should also add that it's never towed anything, and the most weight its had in the be was a few hundred pounds of firewood.

    So suggestions welcome......

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 4, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    Ask if they'd cover it under power train warranty, just sayin my dodges pt warranty is superior to that of a taco
     
  3. Apr 4, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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    the dude man

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    Ya I lied. Its prolly closer to 64K by now, but lets just assume they won't cover it.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    Ask atleast, some transmissions start to slip if there isn't enough fluid but y'all have sealed trannies. How did the old fluid look? Can you get a small sample and send it to black stone labs
     
  5. Jan 25, 2014 at 4:40 PM
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    How did you make out with the tranny ? I am having the same problem!
     
  6. Jan 27, 2014 at 6:41 AM
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    Its not resolved. I thought it may be an issue with a faulty brake switch I had. But it wasn't. Another guy on here said he had the same issue and it turned out to be the throttle body. So I bought some cleaner and maf cleaner that I'll give a try when it warms up.

    Basically it goes away when it warms up, and gets worse when its colder....
     
  7. Jan 27, 2014 at 10:41 AM
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    Toyota put a new transmission in my truck , the factory never filled it completely. Yesterday I was doing the first 20 mile drive after replacement and I heard a giant loud crack , back to the dealer ....;(
    Take yours in and
    make them check the fluid !
     
  9. Feb 26, 2014 at 6:21 AM
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