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transmission slipping !!!!!!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 08ruggedtrail, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Jan 17, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    my transmission is slipping in first gear , it hesitates then when it shifts to second gear it jerks really hard . only has 53,456 miles . anyone have any input ???? and the dealership is closed today. i am so pissed !!! :mad:
     
  2. Jan 17, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    It isn't slipping. It is the way the transmission is programmed. I believe there is a TSB out there for it.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    When you say hesitating.... is there a loss of power, or is it just still climbing hte RPM band higher than you'd like? A hard shift is actually a good thing (typically). It just means it's fully engaging quickly and with no slip. These transmissions learn your driving style... if you've been ragg'n on it (aka full throttle acceleration a lot) it'll shift hard and late.

    Try taking your battery off for 20min to reset the learned settings, then 'reteach' it (just drive it the way you want to).

    Also, the TSB is 09-10.
     
  4. Jan 17, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    Don't worry, take it to the dealership of your choice. Whatever repairs are necessary should be 100% covered by the powertrain Warranty 60 months / 60,000 miles.

    No. The TSB is only applicable to 2009 and 2010 models. The OP has a 2008 taco.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    yea i mean the rpms are high and it jerks into second. and i mean jerk .
     
  6. Jan 17, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    what is a tsb guys ?
     
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    The TSB is a technical service bulletin which is an advisory action that dealers can use to fix specific issues that customers complain about. They are NOT the same as a recall.
     
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    TSB is a technical service bulliten. If your vehicle shows the known symptoms, corporate has the "fix" for it the dealers can follow. However, like I said before the transmission reprogramming is only listed for the 09-10. You can still have them check it out though, but I'm willing to bet it's just the learned behavior.
     
  9. Jan 17, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    yea i hope its the behavior also . i hope its nothing serious.
     
  10. Jan 17, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    You going to take it to the dealer for examination?
     
  11. Jan 17, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    yes , i will tomorrow after work. they are closed today.
     
  12. Jan 17, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    Very good. Let us know how it works out for you. :)
     
  13. Jan 17, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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  14. Jan 31, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    I had slipping issues at 59,600 miles on my truck. I took it to the dealership and they said it had complete failure. They replaced it (barely) under warranty with a brand new transmission. 3k miles later I am having the same issues. I pulled a guy out of the mud this morning at 4am. Needless to say I had to stomp on it "full throttle" to get the guy out. I HOPE it's just in need of a reset to relearn my driving. It's in the process of sitting with the battery disconnected as I write this. I don't see how a transmission with only 3k miles on it could already be failing... does anyone else think it could be a relapse?
     
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  16. Jan 31, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    there is a TSB, go to the dealer and tell them.
     
  17. Jan 31, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    I would have thought you would have noticed it prior to 53,xxx in miles though, weird.
     
  18. Jan 31, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    Yeah, I, too thought that. It originated around 59,500. I drove it for about a tank of fuel. It was just to where it would slip or stick in neutral at about 3/4 gear.. then it got to other gears and finally it was just slipping constantly and unpredictably.

    Now it is a consistent stick between 4th and 5th gear. It will redline for about 2 seconds and then drop into 5th really hard. It's every time, too.

    From what I've heard, there is a 12 month warranty on the replacement transmissions they install. So hopefully they will replace it again. I've seen multiple instances of the exact same symptoms on here. One guy replaced his at 60k, then again at like 70k, then once more at 75k. All under warranty..
     
  19. Jan 31, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    glad mine is a lease and I will have it most likely turned back in by that mileage count. However if it stays sound I may renegociate my lease and drive it a little longer.
     
  20. Jan 31, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    okay sorry i haven't replied in a while . just got time , the dealership is putting a new transmission in this week. i hope it doesn't do this again. o yea and i should be putting new tires on this week also . :D
     
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