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Warm gear shift???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by roddyrod72, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Apr 16, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    roddyrod72

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    So i took my 97 V6 5 speed (262,000 miles) on about a 2 hour trip on the interstate this week and noticed after driving for a while, the metal on the gear shifter was actually warm to the touch. Has anyone else noticed such a thing? I guess that means my tranny was actually running hot enough to radiate heat all the way up to the top of the gear shifter. No problems or anything...just a general question. Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 16, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    that happened on my 99 taco a few times - never was an issue though..:notsure:
     
  3. Apr 16, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    da0023

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    mine does it as well. and I also use to have a 92 toyota that did the same thing. i believe you can feel the heat because of the combo of the shifter being on the floor directly above the tranny and the lack of a decent heat shield/barrier. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Glad to know that I'm not the only one. :)
     
  5. Apr 16, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    My '91 does the same thing
     
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