Tacoma 6 Speed Manual Transmission Problems

It’s no secret that the Toyota Tacoma is one of Toyota’s best-selling trucks, thanks to its outstanding off-road versatility and legendary reliability. Even then, the compact truck, like any other vehicle, isn’t without flaws.

Here are the in detail about Tacoma 6 speed manual transmission problems with dtc code and a few common reason behind all problem in Tacoma transmission.

Common Tacoma 6 Speed Manual Transmission Problems

  • Lack of Response
  • Leaking Fluid
  • Low Fluid
  • Burning Smell
  • Grinding or Shaking
  • Whining, Clunking or Humming
  • Refuses to Go Into Gear
  • Torque Converter Issues
  • Valve Body Issues
  • Transmission Noisy in Neutral
  • Gears Slipping
  • No 3rd or 4th Gear
  • No 1st or 2nd Gear
  • No Reverse
  • Dragging Clutch
  • Trouble Codes / Check Engine Light

Common Reason behind Tacoma 6 Speed Manual Transmission Problems

Erratic Shifting / Loss of Forward Gears: If you’re experiencing transmission problems like slipping, erratic shifting, or failed gear engagement, the causes could range from a failed solenoid to a torque convertor issue.

Another common problem is overheating: This happens when the moving parts inside the transmission are creating more friction heat than the ATF can remove. The most common cause of this condition is towing heavy loads, driving in stop/go traffic, or on mountain roads where the transmission has to shift a lot.

Loss of 5th Gear and/or Reverse: Another common problem is an inoperable fourth or reverse gear. These issues are often caused by design flaws in the Reverse Boost Valve, channel plate, and stripped splines on the 5th gear clutch hub shaft.

Premature Clutch Wear: Symptoms include hesitation before accelerating and jerking during gear shifts. This is a common problem because many Tacoma owners allow the fluid in the master cylinder to get too low, causing air to get into the Tacoma’s hydraulic clutch system. This messes up the pressure applied to the clutch system, leading to premature clutch wear.

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DTC codes related to Toyota Tacoma transmission problems?

Trouble Code Description
P0705 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Malfunction (PRNDL Input)
P0710 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit
P0712 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0713 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
P0717 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal
P0722 Output Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal
P0746 Pressure Control Solenoid ‘A’ Performance or Stuck Off
P0748 Pressure Control Solenoid ‘A’ Electrical
P0751 Shift Solenoid ‘A’ Performance or Stuck Off
P0756 Shift Solenoid ‘B’ Performance or Stuck Off
P0771 Shift Solenoid ‘E’ Performance or Stuck Off
P0776 Pressure Control Solenoid ‘B’ Performance or Stuck Off
P0778 Pressure Control Solenoid ‘B’ Electrical
P0781 1-2 Shift
P0894 Transmission Component Slipping
P0973 Shift Solenoid “A” Control Circuit Low
P0974 Shift Solenoid “A” Control Circuit High
P0976 Shift Solenoid “B” Control Circuit Low
P0977 Shift Solenoid “B” Control Circuit High
P0985 Shift Solenoid “E” Control Circuit Low
P0986 Shift Solenoid “E” Control Circuit High
P2714 Pressure Control Solenoid ‘D’ Performance or Stuck Off
P2716 Pressure Control Solenoid ‘D’ Electrical
P2740 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor B Circuit
P2742 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor B Circuit Low
P2743 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor B Circuit High
P2757 Torque Converter Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Ctrl Circuit Performance or Stuck Off
P2759 Torque Converter Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Ctrl Circuit Electrical

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