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1997 Toyota Tacoma Automatic Transmission Shifting is messed up, sometimes it stays in 1st gear too long ( shifts due to pressure, rather than electronically.....4500-5000rpms) other times it will shift from 1st to 3rd too soon causing too slow acceleration when pulling out into traffic. once truck is warm (either by ambient temp or by eng./trans up to "normal" operating temp the shifting problem pretty much goes away.The "check engine" light stays on,when diagnosed with handheld unit, it says "shifting solenoid#2". Is it a solenoid problem or a tight valve body problem. I've changed the trans fluid 3 times in last 8000 miles. please help. Please cotact me @ cewsj@aol.com

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You have some serious issues there and need a tranny expert's help.

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This is a known condition. And, is under warranty.

Take your vehicle to a Toyota dealership. Ask them to replace your ECU per TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) TC015-07. The new ECU has redesigned logic that rectifys your condition.

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if it has a kick down cable that could be the problem look for a cable running from throttle to trans that can be adjusted in length

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It should still be under warrenty Take it to the shop for repairs It is a transmisson problem but many things can cause the transmisson not to shift correctly. Call your service department and ask if you should drive it in or have it towed and do not drive till you have it figured out. If you have a warrenty and continue to drive it will void your warrenty.

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Check connections, wires, and anything else in the circuit that could be faulty.
You could try to throw a new sensor at it - but no guarantee it'll work.

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SOLENOID OVER DRIVE SWITCH BEEN CHANGED.I WOULD SAY YOU HAVE 2 STUCK SHIFT VALVES 1 AND 2 IN VALVE BODY.

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