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Transmission thump going to Drive

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by DNG, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Oct 20, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    DNG

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    I'm getting a noticeable thump when shifting to drive, mostly from reverse but sometimes even from park. It seems like the gears aren't engaging smoothly. It's definitely coming from the tranny and it's not axle wrap. Is this something I should be worried about?
     
  2. Oct 20, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    sounds like a bad trans or motor mount crawl under there with a pry bar
     
  3. Oct 20, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    check the motors and trans mounts
     
  4. Oct 20, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    How does it upshift ?? smooth & predictable ? or erratic & hard ?

    why so sure its not axle wrap?, that shit works in strange ways ....;)
     
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    You dont want to find this in your pan....



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  7. Oct 20, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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  8. Oct 20, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    I'll check the mounts. Sounds like that could be it.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    The only "problem" I have is with 1st gear. Seems like with a slow take-off, first gear almost feels like I'm revving in neutral until it shifts to 2nd. Other than that, the rest of the gears are smooth.

    I'm not 100% it's not axle wrap. I've felt some axle wrap (the feeling of being rear ended), and this is definitely a different feeling. Only happens when I'm shifting from P to D or from R to D.
     
  10. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    have you checked transmission oil make sure it still red and not a burning smell? When was the last time the tranny filter was changed?
     
  11. Oct 20, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    I'd laugh with ya too if it wasn't 2K & up to fix it.....:(
     
  12. Oct 25, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    From what your typing it sounds like the transmission could be slipping.
    Follow these steps:
    1. Crawl under and look at your mounts. If they are bad replace them. If they're good proceed to step 2.
    2. Check your transmission dipstick (make sure the engine is running). Make sure you have enough fluid in the transmission. Check if the fluid is still red and doesn't smell burnt. If everything checks out there Proceed to step 3.
    3. Pull the plug on your tranny pan, drain the oil of out if and then pull the pan. See if you have any metal in the pan, slivers and chunks are bad. This is were your going to find if you need to take your truck to a professional. Be prepared to hand over about 1.5 ounces of gold as well.

    If your pan is empty of any metal...then you have a serious problem somewhere else that is undiagnosable in an online forum setting and you should probably go to reputable repair facility and pay them to diagnose your problems. Be prepared to pay about $100-$150 for a complete diagnosis. Best of luck.
     
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