Toyota Tacoma Transmission Problems & Cost | A340F | A340E | A750E

The Toyota Tacoma was equipped with the A340E, A340F, A750E and A750F. But they aren’t without their problems though, so let’s look at some of the most common Toyota Tacoma 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 Tacoma Transmission Models

Toyota Tacoma: A340E Transmission
Toyota Tacoma: A340F Transmission
Toyota Tacoma: A750E Transmission
Toyota Tacoma: A750F Transmission

Toyota Tacoma 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 Tacoma 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
P2759Torque Converter Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Ctrl Circuit Electrical

Toyota Tacoma Transmission Recalls

None Found

Toyota Tacoma Technical Service Bulletins (TSB)

TSB TC002-97 – P or N to Reverse engagement – A340E / A340F transmission
Toyota Tacoma – Toyota T100 – Toyota 4Runner – Toyota Land Cruiser
Problem – Drivers may experience a pronounced delay in the engagement of Reverse gear from the Park or Neutral position.
Solution – A revised B3 brake return Spring, B3 piston rings and low coast modulators spring will have to be installed.

TSB TC001-98 – Reverse to Park/Neutral chatter – A340E / A340F transmission
1997 – 1998 Toyota Tacoma – 1997 – 1998 Toyota 4Runner – 1997 – 1998 Toyota T100 – 1997 – 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser
Problem – Some vehicles may experience a chatter noise when shifted out of Reverse into either Park or Neutral.
Solution – A revised A340 valve body design has been created with an additional check ball to prevent this problem.

Common Toyota Tacoma 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 Tacoma 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 Tacoma transmission need to be replaced?

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

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

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

How to Solve Toyota Tacoma Transmission Problems

Solution A: Buy a Used Toyota Tacoma 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 Tacoma 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 Tacoma 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 Tacoma 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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1 year ago

V6 2WD My tacoma 2002 has code 0770 shift solenoid , now no reverse , change filter and fluid no help

1 year ago

Delay shifting and no reverse

1 year ago

2001 Tacoma 2wd automatic, I replaced the transmission with a used one and the reverse is starting to get very weak and I smell a burning smell. What do I need to fix or look at?

1 year ago

2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0 no codes , works perfect but sometimes if I stop to fast seems like it goes in to neutral then will grab after stopped lunging you forward not bad but enough you take notice

2 years ago

2000 Toyota Tacoma 4cylender automatic does not come up on this website. Please help!

2 years ago

obd codes indicate a transmission problem

2 years ago

Slipping in the high gear

Joe milton
2 years ago

trans does not free float when i let off gas like it used to it drag s the engine down

3 years ago

I just bought a used 2013 tacoma 4wd and am finding the transmission does not shift smoothly, I can feel it is not shifting into the next gear automatically consistently.

3 years ago

2002 Toyota Tacoma automatic rear wheel drive. Sluggish in drive initially , revved engine.

larry lorraine
4 years ago

99 tacoma prerunner v6 automatic leaking fluid out of the bleeder valve on top of transmission
Dealer states that it is a high pressure issue inside transmission with no other explanation
Their solution is to replace the trans with a re manufactured one $4600.00
I can not find on the internet that someone else has had the same issue

William newell
4 years ago

William newell I have a 2019 tacoma SR5. 4 door v6. 6 speed automatic , the. Problem that it does ; is when you stop and make a turn , it’s like it goes into neutral, then if you let off the gas it goes back in gear , now that iam paying attention to it , also noticed, that it just shiefs down to 4 gear , like if you crack it up and put it in gear , then switch over to standard shief it will always be in 4. , taking it back to them tomarrow

William Haase
4 years ago

Several times i have driven my 4 speed automatic transmission in 3 gear . at 80 mph. Does this hurt the 2015 Tocoma’s transmission

4 years ago

I have a 2018 Tacoma keep get warning that I’m pressing down on the brake and gas pedal at the same time. At 62 I doubt very much I’m doing that. I’m not a 17 years old, trying to show off for my friends!. The check engine light is on again, code is PO724. the dealership says that I need to be careful how I move my foot on the pedals. Has anyone out there had same problem?

1 year ago
Reply to  Frank

I have the same problem right now.The machine said that the abs actuator is going I replace the whole unit today and it’s still doing the same after bleeding brakes and disconnected battery for over an hour.It’s in total limp mode and no pier at all

4 years ago

2012 Tacoma when I come to a stop truck will jump like I got rear-ended

4 years ago

2002 Tacoma the key will gets stuck when I park it I have to shift back & fore with the key on. then it come out.

4 years ago

I have a 2000 Tacoma 4wd with 185k miles on it. CEL code P0770 showed up. Had solenoids replaced and found that trans cooler was leaking fluid into radiator. Had engine and trans flushed twice but code still came back after driving less than an hour, Had shop flush again twice and code back. Now considering having trans rebuilt. Cost=$$$$!!

5 years ago

I have a new2018 tacoma that shutters from 30 on down.its real bad when you apply the breaks.took it back it’s under minute the tech said he couldn’t feel it.then Toyota said they all do pisses me off.its brand new.comming up on my 10.000 mile oil change im gonna tell them to look at it agian. What other option do I have.sick over the whole thing.

Lori Scharf
4 years ago
Reply to  Chris

Involve better business bureau..research lemon, I had a lemon brand new Jeep Wrangler..
Dissappointed big time as well..

Bob rice
4 years ago
Reply to  Chris

Make sure they’ve done the computer updates for the transmission.

Dean C. Hunter
3 years ago
Reply to  Chris

check tjr front brake rotors
one is probably locked up

5 years ago

Seems slipping when transitioning from 2nd to 3rd gear. The transmission is automatic. Could this be fix easily or replace the transmission?

5 years ago
Reply to  Robert

My transmission on 2009 Tacoma shudders when shifting into 3rd between 30-40mph

5 years ago
Reply to  Steve

My 2006 was doing the same thing. Took it to a shop, it was the valvebody in the trans and torque converter.

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