Transmission slipping out of gear

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Old 24 Nov 2012, 11:13 am   #1 (permalink)
Texas Dawg
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Default Transmission slipping out of gear

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
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Old 24 Nov 2012, 04:35 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Transmission slipping out of gear

I had a 94 that was hard to shift when cold. it jumped out of second a
few times. As the hard shifting was the main problem I tried putting a
Red Line synthetic transmission oil in. Both problems solved.

On Sat, 24 Nov 2012 10:13:47 -0600, Texas Dawg <td@dawg.nettttttttt>
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>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

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Old 24 Nov 2012, 06:04 pm   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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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Old 25 Nov 2012, 11:35 am   #4 (permalink)
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On Sat, 24 Nov 2012 10:13:47 -0600, Texas Dawg <td@dawg.nettttttttt>
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


This happened in my 1992 Toyota 6Cyl pickup. The gear box has
encountered a rock, and had lifted upwards by about two inches by the
steel bar that was put in place to protect it. I removed the bar, and
the gear box say back in its correct place. I assume this is common
only among people who live or work on a dirt road.

I also assume the gear select sleve inside your gear box has worn out
at the high end. Bummer, but that's a horror if you don't have the
time to fix it yourself.


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or revised." -- Dr. Carl Sagan
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Old 25 Nov 2012, 11:36 am   #5 (permalink)
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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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