On vehicles with a manual transmission, worn shift bushings can cause the transmission to pop out of gear, especially when coasting down in 1st or 2nd gear. Replacing all the shift linkage bushings is pretty straight forward and not expensive and will commonly correct this concern.
Worn Shift Bushings Will Cause Manual Transmission to Pop Out of Gear on Toyota Pickup
Average mileage: 177,275 (106,000–260,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
8 people reported this problem
1992 Toyota Pickup - 2WD 200,100 mi, Visitor
pops out of gear in 2nd 3rd and 4th , I have to hold the shifter in place or it pops out. More so when slowing down. I also must wait 5 or more seconds before shifting into reverse or it grinds the gears. The clutch is fine , only 1.5 years old.
1992 Toyota Pickup - 4WD 106,000 mi, Visitor
First, fourth, and fifth pop out of gear unexpected especially when I'm stopped or going into gear coasting.
1992 Toyota Pickup - 4WD 260,000 mi, Visitor
pops out of gear when on uneven terrain fixed by staying on even terrain ..... or holding gearshift in place