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Manual trans shifter frozen in cold weather 1984 toyota tercel

Yes I had the tranny oil changed --- no water at all in oil.Had a flood two weeks ago. Shifter loosens up after long engine warmup and drives fine. Question is , is it possible for water to be holed up in the upper trans? how do I get it out?

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  • scham Jan 30, 2009

    Turns out the boot where the stick enters the trans was torn. I was able to shoot a bunch of wd 40 around the ball at the base of the stick. W D stands for water displacement , shifts like a dream even when cold. scham

  • scham Jan 30, 2009

    Turns out the boot where the stick enters the trans was torn. I was able to shoot a bunch of wd 40 around the ball at the base of the stick. W D stands for water displacement , shifts like a dream even when cold. scham


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I would make sure 75W90 gear oil was used when the fluid was changed, 80W90 can be used but I have seen the transmission becoming very hard to shift when very cold.

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