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1998 Toyota Tacoma transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 042000

(reported on)

Tacoma 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When accelerating in 2nd gear there is a bad vibration(2000-2500 RPM). It also "clunks" when shifting from 1st gear to 2nd gear. The higher the RPM the worse it "clunks". vehicle purchased in November 1999. Taken to dealer twice regarding problem. Dealer says it is "normal". I am concerned that the transmission synchronizers are worn out and want to get problem resolved while covered under 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty.

- Leclaire, IA, USA

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