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In the past two days it has become increasingly difficult to

Customer Question

In the past two days it has become increasingly difficult to change gears
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any fluid leaks lately?
Customer: no leaks...190000 miles
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2000 toyota tacoma manual transmission*****
JA: Are you fixing your Tacoma yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing yet...dont know much about trucks, thought maybe the fluid level was low
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.
Stand by for a moment while I prepare your answer.

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 5 months ago.

Here’s the sequence of events I follow:
Check fluid level and color. Make appropriate repairs.
Check shift solenoids with a scan tool in bidirectional mode if
applicable. Shift solenoids are inside the transmission and this is
the easiest way to check them.
Drop pan and inspect for excessive metal shavings inside pan.
Check valve body and clutches visually.
Hopefully you may not have to go this far, maybe you just were a
bit low on fluid.

Thanks, Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 5 months ago.

If you are satisfied with my answer, I would greatly appreciate a 5
star rating now and I will still assist you after you have rated me
too if another question pops up. I don’t get credit for helping you
until you rate me.
Thanks again, Ron