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Old 25 Nov 2012, 10:36 am   #5 (permalink)
Desertphile
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Default Re: Transmission slipping out of gear

On Sat, 24 Nov 2012 23:04:59 GMT, dan <dan@nospam.net> wrote:

> On 11/24/2012 8:13 AM, Texas Dawg wrote:
> > This morning while driving down the highway in 5th gear, the engine
> > revved up and I noticed it had slipped into neutral. I put it back
> > into 5th and it immediately went back into neutral. Later on it was
> > sticky going into 5th then jumped out again. After that it jumped
> > out again.
> >
> > The weather was 32 degrees this morning. It's been about 30,000
> > miles since the transmission oil was last changed. The 97 Tacoma
> > 4 cyl has 172,000 miles on it. This is the first time there have
> > been any problems.
> >
> > What do you think the problem is?
> >
> > How much do you reckon it will cost to get it fixed?
> >
> > Would you recommend taking it to a dealer for transmission problems?
> > I don't have any first hand knowledge of how good the local shops
> > are. I guess I could start asking around.
> >
> > Any advice will be appreciated


> Sounds like the notorious Toyota shifter seat disintegration problem.
> Take off the boot and pop off the shift lever retainer and see if you
> still have a shifter ball seat left at all. The rubber tends to fall
> apart. Easy fix - Marlin Crawler website sells a superior replacement
> seat and socket.


Agreed: that is the most likely cause. The insert angle also has to be
correct, otherwise the stick will not stay in 5th gear.

> More info? Go to yotatech.com and search for "shifter seat".
>
> Also, like the other replier said, get yourself some Redline MT-90
> synthetic 75w-90 GL-4 oil in there. I believe it boosted my mpg!
>
> dan



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