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I have a 98 Tacoma 3.4 V6 5 sped Manual. sometimes I have a hard time getting it into 1st gear & occasionally pops out of gear without warning. any clue? 180,000 miles on it. THANKS

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  • Tom Hill Oct 06, 2009

    hey, thanks for the response, so will this problem require a complete transmission overhaul? or is theer a more budget friendly solution?

  • Tom Hill Oct 06, 2009

    thanks much

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You have worn worn internal transmission parts, these are the engagement dogs for the gear, 1st is always the one that acts up, the popping out of gear is the dead giveaway here, as far as being hard to get into gear goes same story, worn transmission synchronizer rings, a worn clutch can also cause this problem as well as worn trans input shaft bearings, the bottom line hear you need to overhaul the transmission, have done dozens of overhauls for these problems and the advice is correct based on my 35 years of experience.

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Check the clutch and clutch pad.

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    Can't tell you without seeing the vehicle. But worth checking out, you may find it isn't as bad as you think. I've seen this happen a lot, every manual transmission is different and even people going from a manual car to a the truck will tend to ride the clutch. See if it isn't just worn.

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Hi,

If this happens only in 1st gear, it is a worn blocking ring , or syncro mesh hub ,internal in the transmission that is causing the shifter to pop out of first gear.As long as you can hold it in gear it will be OK ,at least its not the high gear,which would be a pain for highway driving.

If this happens on every gear, then ,i would say that the shifter bushing.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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    taran_2005 Oct 06, 2009

    Thanks for your response!!

    I wish i could have a better solution. But, you need to investigate all aspects. There is no need of replacement or rebuilding of the transmission system. You can drive it as long as you could.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!


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