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.
DTC codes related to Toyota Tacoma transmission problems?
|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|
|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|