Lexus GX470 Transmission Problems & Cost | A750F

The Lexus GX470 was equipped with the A750F transmission in most models. But they aren’t without their problems though, so let’s look at some of the most common Lexus GX470 transmission problems, look at cost estimates and figure out what you can do about them.

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

What Transmission Do I Have?

Lexus GX470 Transmission Models

Lexus GX470: A750F Transmission

Lexus GX470 Transmission Replacement Cost Estimate

Pricing varies by model. To be 100% sure on pricing, have your VIN# handy and use our Get An Estimate feature to look up your transmission by VIN#.

What are the DTC codes related to Lexus GX470 transmission problems?

Trouble CodeDescription
P0705Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Malfunction (PRNDL Input)
P0710Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit
P0712Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0713Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
P0717Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal
P0722Output Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal
P0746Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Performance or Stuck Off
P0748Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Electrical
P0751Shift Solenoid 'A' Performance or Stuck Off
P0756Shift Solenoid 'B' Performance or Stuck Off
P0771Shift Solenoid 'E' Performance or Stuck Off
P0776Pressure Control Solenoid 'B' Performance or Stuck Off
P0778Pressure Control Solenoid 'B' Electrical
P07811-2 Shift
P0894Transmission Component Slipping
P0973Shift Solenoid “A” Control Circuit Low
P0974Shift Solenoid “A” Control Circuit High
P0976Shift Solenoid “B” Control Circuit Low
P0977Shift Solenoid “B” Control Circuit High
P0985Shift Solenoid “E” Control Circuit Low
P0986Shift Solenoid “E” Control Circuit High
P2714Pressure Control Solenoid ‘D’ Performance or Stuck Off
P2716Pressure Control Solenoid ‘D’ Electrical
P2740Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor B Circuit
P2742Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor B Circuit Low
P2743Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor B Circuit High
P2757Torque Converter Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Ctrl Circuit Performance or Stuck Off

Lexus GX470 Transmission Recalls

None Found

Lexus GX470 Technical Service Bulletins (TSB)

None Found

Common Lexus GX470 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

Can I drive with a transmission problem?

If your Lexus GX470 can still make it up and down the road, you might say “It’s fine, I’ll just drive it until I can get it fixed”. But that is not always a good idea, depending on the symptoms. You see, there are a lot of (very expensive) moving parts inside of a transmission, and if something isn’t right, continuing to drive with a transmission problem could damage something else.

How often does a Lexus GX470 transmission need to be replaced?

The overall lifespan of a Lexus GX470 transmission largely depends on how well it was maintained. Factory design flaws also factor into this equation, along with how/how hard you drive. But on average, we’ve seen the Lexus GX470 transmission last for between 130,000-180,000 miles. A high quality replacement transmission however, can last considerably longer if all of the factory design flaws have been addressed and the vehicle has been maintained.

How are Lexus GX470 transmission issues diagnosed?

It is fairly easy to guesstimate what the root cause of your Lexus GX470 transmission problems might be, but you won’t truly know unless you have the right tools and experience. A good mechanic or transmission repair center will be able to connect your truck to a computer and find out which diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s) have been stored. Once they know what to look for, they can perform a visual inspection to verify the problem.

How is a Lexus GX470 transmission replaced?

In order to replace your Lexus GX470 transmission, the truck has to be lifted from the ground in order to gain access to all of the parts that will need to be unbolted. Then the transmission can be lowered to the ground (typically with a transmission jack), so the new transmission can be installed.

Recommendations for Lexus GX470 transmission issues?

To save time and get back on the road faster, have your 17-digit truck VIN# handy and you can get an online quote for a reman Lexus GX470 transmission here, then find a local shop using our Find a Shop guide to install it for you.

How to Solve Lexus GX470 Transmission Problems

Solution A: Buy a Used Lexus GX470 Transmission

The quickest way to fix your transmission problems is to simply buy a used transmission or used transmission. These can be found at most junk yards, and they often come with a 30-90 day warranty. However, there’s no way to determine the actual condition of the internal components, so you could be spending a bunch of money to have the exact same problems. Plus, that warranty only covers the transmission if it’s defective, not the labor costs that you’ll have to pay.

Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Lexus GX470 Transmission

Another option would be a rebuilt transmission or rebuilt transmission. A local repair shop will remove your transmission, then install a bunch of new parts during the rebuild. The problem here is, the skills and experience of each transmission rebuilder will vary widely from shop to shop, so you could have problems from something that wasn’t adjusted properly. And the 1-2 year warranty might only cover you at certain transmission repair shops, in a specific geographical area.

Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Lexus GX470 Transmission

Many owners depend on their vehicle to commute and get things done. Their gasoline engines are designed to go 100’s of thousands of miles, so it makes sense to invest in a remanufactured transmission.

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

What Transmission Do I Have?

What Problem Does Your Lexus GX470 Have?

Let us know the year, mileage and problem you’re having as well as any trouble (OBD) codes you’ve found. If you’ve been given a quote or paid for a repair, we’d like to hear about that too!

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Kimo
9 months ago

My 2006 GX470 slips at highway speeds and feels like it losses power, also it makes clanking sound when it put into drive from park or reverse. It has over 250,000 miles

Jose Delos Santos
1 year ago

How much will it cost for a remanufactured transmission for a 2004 GX470 Lexus?

SJ Andrews
1 year ago

I’ve been looking for a used GX470. I was shown that “4D” and “2L” are actually two gears each, one on the left and one on the right, and that pressing the shift lever towards one or the other (4 or D, 2 or L) selects that option. When I pushed, it stayed there and the option lit up. But on another one I drove, pushing didn’t make it stay. D was fine, but it wouldn’t stay on 4. 2 was fine, but wouldn’t stay on L. Is this common? Can it be addressed? Did the Toyota 4Runner transmissions of the same years (2003-2008) have the same problems?
Thanks

Wasiu
2 years ago

The reverse

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