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94 4runner will not go into gear

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94 4runner will not go into gear
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

Hello and thank you for using Just Answer

 

when you say it won't go into gear is the shifter stuck in PARK?

 

or does the shifter go to drive but nothing happens?

 

Paul

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
shifts but nothing happing
Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

Do you get anything in reverse? or any of the gears?

 

have you checked the fluid level?

 

this is an automatic?

 

Paul

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
yes, fluid level looks fine. it is an automatic. my wife was on her way home and all seems well then she comes to a stop. wont go unless she hits 5k now nothing
Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

try shifting the transfer case into 4 low and see if it moves

 

let me know what happens

 

also please verify if reverse is working?

 

Paul

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
2wd... i have put it in all... still nothing
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
2wd... i have put it in all... still nothing



Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

Unplug the transmission electrical connector to see if it will go into any gear.

 

if it still does not go into gear there is internal damage and the transmission will need to be rebuilt

 

Paul

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
where is it located?
Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

it's a 6 wire connector and should be on the left side of the transmission

 

Paul

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i only see 3 small set of wires, 3 in one 2 in other
do u have a pic?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i only see 3 small set of wires, 3 in one 2 in other
do u have a pic?


Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

I do not have pictures just a wiring diagram

 

should have the following wire colors

 

black

 

white

 

yellow/black

 

green/red

 

brown/black

 

brown/red

 

if the one you ones you found have these wire colors disconnect them

 

Paul

 

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
the three plugs i undid did not match urs... i un did them and still nothing
Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

there are electrical solenoids in the transmission but normally reverse would still work if it was an electrical issue

 

because you have no drive or reverse it is going to be a mechanical internal transmission problem

 

Paul