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URD Short Shifter problem

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by deceitfulfate55, May 7, 2011.

  1. May 7, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    deceitfulfate55

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    Hi everyone, i recently installed the URD short shifter on my 2010 Tacoma OR TRD 6 Speed. The shifter grinds slightly in reverse when i drive it normal to quick, if im really gentle in reverse it wont grind at all. I installed it according to gadgets pdf file, i also contacted gadget about this problem to hear his input. Has anyone else had this problem or heard of this problem. If anyone has any answers id appreciate the help, thanks.
     
  2. May 7, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    May need to define grind
    After installing mine, reverse is a little difficult to get in, also gears mesh in just fine
     
  3. May 7, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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    Never heard of a grind problem, but most people notice some kind of difficulty going into reverse. I don't know if that difficulty went away, or if I just got used to it. Maybe a combo of both.

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  4. May 8, 2011 at 1:09 AM
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    Its definately a tranny grind, I smell tranny burning, but only when in reverse, it makes a distinct noise of grinding
     
  5. May 8, 2011 at 1:56 AM
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    did you set the set screws with a punch?
    they can easily loosen up with all the vibrations that go on in that area.
     
  6. May 8, 2011 at 2:17 AM
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    sounds like what happens when I let out the clutch too early or dont push it in all the way. Compress clutch completely and give yourself a 1/2 second more to make sure youre completely in "R" before releasing.
     
  7. May 8, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    I set the set screws and threadlocked them, pushed the clutch in all the way and held it and pushed it in reverse and made sure it was in all the way and went as far as the throw would allow, still grinds
     
  8. May 8, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    To aid finding reverse, if you will "slap" the shifter while going in the direction of reverse, the shifter will fall into reverse much easier.

    I know it sounds stupid, but it works.
     
  9. May 8, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    i actually do slap it over into reverse, i have no problem putting the truck into reverse it goes right in. It doesnt start grinding putting it into gear or sitting in gear, only when the truck is actually traveling in reverse(unless traveling very slowly and easing the clutch out very soft and slowly.
     
  10. May 8, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    Does it shift well in all other gears?
     
  11. May 8, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    Rear drivers don't need reverse :cool:
     
  12. May 8, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    Every other gear is fine, when you accelerate you can feel the tranny pull on the shifter if you hold on, its almost like if I gas it enough to make it pull that's when it grinds
     
  13. May 9, 2011 at 4:39 AM
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    Yea that's probably what's going to end up happening, problem started immediately after installing shifter but who knows stranger things have happened, its a brand new truck so luckily if it is something else I've got the warranty
     
  14. May 14, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    Put back to stock, no longer grinding in reverse...
     
  15. May 14, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    Yea follow the pdf file linked for instructions that was included with the shifter 100%, double checked to make sure before i removed the shifter that everything was correct. I trimmed around the shift tower like gadget suggested and drove around without the console and rubber boot installed so i could watch to see if the shift tower was infact rubbing, it was not. I reinstalled stock oem shifter, works perfectly again, no grinding or smoking or fluid burning smell. Beats me..I know urd makes quality parts, must have just gotten unlucky
     
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    Problem solved, shift tower was rubbing floor board as transmission rocked only while driving in reverse a certain way; removed small area of floor board that was touching.
     
  17. May 19, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    The square cutout above the shift tower in the floorboard had a little notch that was quite cut uniform like the rest of the corners in the lower left portion, that's where it was rubbing.
     
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    I know this is an old thread, but thank you for coming back and reporting on your solution. I had the exact same problem and this helped me out.
     
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