Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages on Toyota Tacoma

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

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Average mileage: 158,382 (89,000–210,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
10 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010
18 people reported this problem
9 people shared problem details
1998 Toyota Tacoma- 2WD210,000
98' tacoma transmission winding out to 30mph before shifting to 2nd gear and winding out to 55mph before going into 3rd gear. Also the overdrive will not engage.
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Truck started to vibrate and not shift properly! When traffic comes to a stop and I have to hit my brakes real quick my transmission goes out/ feels like it goes in to neutral, when I accelerate the rpms go to 4k and have to let off then it's an abrupt shift and loud noise!! Even when I turn and hit the brakes my transmission does the same damn thing feels like it goes into neutral and when I accelerate the rpms just shoot up like its in neutral!! And then it's an abrupt shift and loud noise!! I just had the transmission flushed and refilled!! What the hell is going on I've had older toyotas with way more miles and this has never happened!!!
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1995 Toyota Tacoma- 2WD
a full tank give only 200 miles, Automatic Transmission in 2nd and3rd shift take time to shift
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2009 Toyota Tacoma- 4WD89,000
My transmission seems to slip going into over drive.
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1996 Toyota Tacoma- 2WD160,000
Will not go into reverse and drives in neutral
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2009 Toyota Tacoma- 4WD111,350
Trans has a surging problem in passing gear. When merging onto the highway,you can hear it wanting to go and feel it surge. Have to merge at slower speed and work your way up to speed. Have to baby it abit.
2001 Toyota Tacoma- 2WD198,000
my tacoma stop running on the road i though out of gas then i refill gas engine start working but my tacoma just run for low gear transmission i saw RPM up to 30 but still doesn"t shift to the third gear please tell what happen thanks
1999 Toyota Tacoma- 4WD199,000
Transmission will not shift from 1st to 2nd until high rpm at 35 mph and won't shift from 2nd to 3rd at all
transmission dont want to shift in to 2nd geer . and when i stop and try to take off its in 3rd geer and i have to manualy shift it into 1st to take off.
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