Toyota Sequoia Transmission Problems & Cost | A340F / A340E | A750F | AB60

The Toyota Sequoia was equipped with the A340F, A340E, AB60 and A750F. But they aren’t without their problems though, so let’s look at some of the most common Toyota Sequoia 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?

Toyota Sequoia Transmission Models

Toyota Sequoia: A340E Transmission
Toyota Sequoia: A340F Transmission
Toyota Sequoia: A750F Transmission
Toyota Sequoia: AB60 Transmission

Toyota Sequoia 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 Toyota Sequoia transmission problems?

Trouble CodeDescription
P0705Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Malfunction (PRNDL Input)
P0710Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit
P0711Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
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
P0729Gear 6 Incorrect Ratio
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
P0761Shift Solenoid 'C' Performance or Stuck Off
P0766Shift Solenoid 'D' 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
P2759Torque Converter Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Ctrl Circuit Electrical

Toyota Sequoia Transmission Recalls

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Toyota Sequoia Technical Service Bulletins (TSB)

TSB 0170-09 – AB60 transmission C1 clutch damage
2007 – 2009 Toyota Tundra – 2008 – 2009 Toyota Sequoia
Problem – Drivers may experience transmission slipping or harsh shifting, with one or more of the following DTC’s; P2714, P0751, P0756, P0761, P0766, P0729, P0781, P0894, P2757, P0776.
Solution – The C1 clutch assembly may need to be replaced, and the ECU will need to be reprogrammed with the latest software version.

TSB 0277-09 – Check engine light illuminated with DTC P0705 – AB60E transmission
2005 – 2009 Toyota Tacoma
Problem – Some owners may notice a check engine light illuminated the gauge cluster, along with symptoms such as delayed engagement of reverse or drive. Engaging park or neutral may also be usually harsh. A P0705 diagnostic trouble code may be stored in the ECU.
Solution – This issue may be caused by corrosion in the engine room main wiring harness and junction block no. 1. To fix the problem, the wiring harness will have to be replaced (Toyota quotes a labor time of 4.5 hours, FYI).

TSB 0078-08 – Check engine light illuminated with a number of transmission performance DTC’s – AB60 transmission
2008 Toyota Tundra
Problem – Drivers may experience erratic shifting behavior, along with a number of diagnostic trouble codes that include: P0751, P0756, P0761, P0766, P0729, P0781, P0894, P2757, P0776.
Solution – A new/remanufactured AB60 transmission will need to be installed.

TSB TC018-07 – Torque converter shudder – AB60 transmission
2007 – 2008 Toyota Tundra
Problem – Drivers may experience an intermittent shoulder when they lightly accelerate after an upshift between 20 – 25 mph, or or for a downshift between 30 – 65 mph
Solution – In order to fix this problem, a revised AB60 torque converter may have to be installed.

Common Toyota Sequoia 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 Toyota Sequoia 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 Toyota Sequoia transmission need to be replaced?

The overall lifespan of a Toyota Sequoia 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 Toyota Sequoia 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 Toyota Sequoia transmission issues diagnosed?

It is fairly easy to guesstimate what the root cause of your Toyota Sequoia 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 Toyota Sequoia transmission replaced?

In order to replace your Toyota Sequoia 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 Toyota Sequoia 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 Toyota Sequoia transmission here, then find a local shop using our Find a Shop guide to install it for you.

How to Solve Toyota Sequoia Transmission Problems

Solution A: Buy a Used Toyota Sequoia 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 Toyota Sequoia 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 Toyota Sequoia 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 Toyota Sequoia 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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Naomi
10 months ago

Went to shift it into reverse tonight and it wouldn’t go, made a weird noise…like a grinding sound. No check engine lights have been on, no strange noises or smells, etc. It is a 2001. It has 177k miles on it.

Eileen
1 year ago

I have an opportunity to purchase 2003 Toyota sequia213,000 would this be a good buy

Donna
2 years ago

Last year I purchased a 2005 Toyota Sequoia which now has over 171,000 miles. I recently noticed that the transmission is slow to change into second gear when I first drive out of the garage in the morning. I see no other signs of issues. Is this normal? I wanted to check the transmission fluid but can’t find it.

Alex
2 years ago
Reply to  Donna

It’s a “sealed system” so there’s no dipstick. U gotta lift the car and unbolt the transmission pan to know how much fluid is in there. U should change the tranny fluid but be careful only go to a good mechanic for this job!

Ben
2 years ago
Reply to  Donna

Did you end up resolving this? My 2001 Sequoia has similar symptoms.

Mel
1 year ago
Reply to  Donna

Unbolt the Drain plug. Drain the transmission pan. Measure the amount the came out. Usually around 3- 3.5 quarts should be a good amount. Put the same amount back in. Or fill it up through the top fill plug until it come out of the check level plug on the bottom.

Laura Galvan
3 years ago

Need to compare cost of Toyota Certified Reman vs Rebuilt Transmission for 2008 Totota Sequoia.

Thank you

Any information / suggestions appreciated.

L

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