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Mastertech 1, Toyota Technician
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My name is tage and my 4runner would not go into 3rd gear or

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Customer: my name is ***** ***** my 4runner would not go into 3rd gear or od irecently replaced the motor
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I am having an overheating problem when the thermostat is in the water pump right now its running without thermostat
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Mastertech 1 replied 1 year ago.

Hello: There is a coolant sensor at the rear of the engine (this one is for the transmission) if there is a bad coolant reading then the transmission will not goe into higher gears, (this is a fail safe ) You need to correct the overheating/lack of coolant flow, first, Then when this is working, as long as sensor is connected and good, the transmission should shift into upper gears! Thanks,Please let me know if I can be of any other assistance to you with this issue! Have a Happy New Year!