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2001 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab with 1st-2nd shifting problem

I have a 2001 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab with a 2.4 liter 4-cyl. auto trans w/ 4 spd O/D. Just recently, it started having problems shifting from 1st to 2nd gear. I have drained and changed the fluid and changed the filter twice and last weekend took out the valve body to inspect it. Saw no large metal flakes or anything out of the ordinary, was using an alldata subscription to troubleshoot. Put everything back together with new filter and fluid, same problem. If i start off and accelerate very gently, it will shift from 1st to second fine between 1000 and 2000 engine rpm. However, if I accelerate from a stop it won't shift until 3200-3400 rpm. Is this a 1-2 valve problem, governor valve problem, throttle position indicator or what? I'm really frustrated although it drives fine in other gears and overdrive, and will downshift when the accelerator is punched. Thanks for any help.

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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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Transmission shift from 1st to 2nd has hesitation


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The trans shift issue that you describe seems that the trans is being told to hold back the shift, there is a unit at the end of the vacuum tube, AT the trans, called a modulator. They have a rubber diaphram inside that fails and then trans fluid gets sucked into the engine, via this vac. hose. Pull it off and see if any trans fluid comes out...Should be ZERO.

Also, your vehicle must have regular trans service, especially you must change the FILTER. Disk material eventually clogs the filter, then trans fails really fast.

You may consider having a quick lube shop do the trans service, they use a machine that pumps new fluid in while unit is running, totally flushing converter, cooler,and lines...but DO replace the filter.

To be fair, the service suggestion has nothing to do with yoru complaint, necessarily...

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Engine Oil Grade 1......API* All TEMPS......5W-30 Optional ..10W-30
Engine, 2WD, with filter..........5.5 liters
Engine, 4WD, with filter..........5.4 liters

Manual Transmission,......GL-5/ GL-4 All TEMPS......75W-90
Automatic Transmission,A340E......AF3 / A43D......AF3

Differential, Front/ Rear W/ ADRD......GL-5 ALL TEMPS......75W-90
Differential, Front Less ADRD......GL-5 ALL TEMPS......80W-90

Transfer Case,......GL-4/GL-5 ALL TEMPS......75W-90 Gear oil.

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Differential, Without ADRD Front..........1.1 liters
Differential, 2WD V6 Rear..........2.6 liters
Differential, 4WD Extra Long Rear..........2.5 liters
Differential, Short WB With LSD Rear..........2.7 liters
Differential, Short WB Without LS Rear..........2.6 liters
Transfer Case, Electronic..........1.2 liters
Transfer Case, STD..........1 liters


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