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transmission slips...need help....

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Fiend, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Jun 26, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    Fiend

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    i got a 2001 tacoma prerunner v6 extra cab rwd automatic...

    transmission fluid is changed out every 30k. transmission oil level is correct and there is no check engine light...

    so the car has about 180xxx miles on it and no the transmission is starting to show signs of wear...when at a complete stop i try to take off and then the car does not go into gear and its just revs up to like 3k then thumps really hard and then goes...if at a hill the then the car will roll back...sometimes when driving like 35-40 mph it will slip and rev up then pop right back into in gear again and run...

    another thing is when i slam on the brakes to a complete stop the car will die and ill have to restart it or it will start to choke down and when i take off from there the car will just rev up to like 3k and then go...

    so is it a sensor that is not reading right anymore or is it the transmission or torque converter? please help me with this im stumped!!!thanks in advance...
     
  2. Jun 26, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    First of all, welcome to TW.

    Sounds like possibly more than one issue but with no CEL its difficult to know. 180K isn't necessarily a lot of miles, there are many vehicles on this site with more and not having tranny issues because of the miles.

    Rather than guess, I would suggest taking it in to a tranny specialist to get a diagnosis.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2011 at 7:01 AM
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    +1 on trans shop. They can accurately check the trans operation. 80% of trans problems can be fixed via the valve body without removing the trans.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2011 at 7:05 AM
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    Sounds like a solenoid (hopefully, for your sake). I had an old car that did the same thing you described and it was a $50 solenoid causing the issue. I'd take it to a shop and have them diagnose it, hopefully it's something simple!
     
  5. Jun 27, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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  6. Jun 27, 2011 at 7:07 AM
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    :rofl:
     
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    so say it is a solenoid or valve body...which solenoid would it be and how much for it? or if it is the valve body how much will it cost to replace it?
     
  8. Jun 27, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    Wish I could help you, I was just trying to give you some hope. I'm not real familiar with these transmissions, I just remember what happened to my old car and it turned out to not be that big of a deal (The solenoid on my old car was $50 and we installed it ourselves and saved some money). Your issues could be caused by a number of things so us attempting to diagnose it isn't really your best option. You should find a local shop and have someone properly diagnose it. If it's a cheap fix, you're in luck, if not, get a second opinion or share the results and people on here can help you from there. Just my $0.02, good luck!
     
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