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Transmisson????

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 03redtaco, May 12, 2010.

  1. May 12, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    03redtaco

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    I have an 03 prerunner 4dr with a 3.4l automatic transmisson. My question is this, when the transmisson is cold like in the morning or after not driving it for awhile it wil shift from first to second at a higher RPM. Is this normal? After it warms up its like new. Anyone else have this problem or know what it could be?
     
  2. May 12, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    I had a 98 4Runner w/ the 3.4 and auto. Mine did the same thing. And if you ever notice that when its cold and you floor it to merge into traffic or something, the other shift points are at like 2k instead of going all the way to the redline? It only does that when its cold.
     
  3. May 12, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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    I have notices that. Do you think that it is normal? The trans fluid is at the right level.
     
  4. May 12, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    Yes from what I've heard from others the reason it shift soon is to prevent transmission damage before the trans has fully warmed up. As far as the late shifting I dunno. Mine did the same, and I've talked to other people who's trans. have done the same. I wouldn't be worried unless it slipping. I did have mine changed at 80k b/c of all the towing that I did with it.
     
  5. May 12, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    Thanks man for the help. I was just worried about it. I dont need any transmission problems right now.
     
  6. May 12, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    I thought my transmission was going out for the longest time, until I took it to the dealership and posted a few similiar questions on a 4Runner site.
     
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