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My 2003 Tundra v6 5spd manual will shift into 4th gear and

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Tom, My 2003 Tundra v6 5spd manual will shift into 4th gear and then rev high--not do anything--if you let off the gas and then repress the gas--it will engage. Any thoughts?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 4 months ago.

Hello, thanks for posting

That sounds like the transmission is slipping, loss of internal fluid pressure, have you checked the fluid level and the condition of the ATF, is clean or dark , discolored and smell burned?

any warning lights on the dash staying on?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
no lights. this applies to a manual transmission?
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 4 months ago.

Sorry, I guess I should have read more carefully.

There is some slippage of the clutch, the clutch assembly will most likely need to be replaced.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
ok--that is what I figured it would be--wanted to check.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
wasn't sure if it is clutch slippage--because only 4th gear and no others--but could be
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 4 months ago.

Thanks for the reply, it's the only thing that can slip between the engine and the transmission.

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