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.
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?
|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|
Toyota Tacoma Transmission Recalls
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
Grinding or Shaking
Whining, Clunking or Humming
Refuses to Go Into Gear
Torque Converter Issues
Valve Body Issues
Transmission Noisy in Neutral
No 3rd or 4th Gear
No 1st or 2nd Gear
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.
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!
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?
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
2000 Toyota Tacoma 4cylender automatic does not come up on this website. Please help!
obd codes indicate a transmission problem
Slipping in the high gear
trans does not free float when i let off gas like it used to it drag s the engine down
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.
2002 Toyota Tacoma automatic rear wheel drive. Sluggish in drive initially , revved engine.
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 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
Several times i have driven my 4 speed automatic transmission in 3 gear . at 80 mph. Does this hurt the 2015 Tocoma’s transmission
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?
I have the same problem right now.The machine said that the abs actuator is going bad.so 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
2012 Tacoma when I come to a stop truck will jump like I got rear-ended
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.
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=$$$$!!
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 warrenty.one minute the tech said he couldn’t feel it.then Toyota said they all do it.it 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.
Involve better business bureau..research lemon laws..sucks, I had a lemon brand new Jeep Wrangler..
Dissappointed big time as well..
Make sure they’ve done the computer updates for the transmission.
check tjr front brake rotors
one is probably locked up
Seems slipping when transitioning from 2nd to 3rd gear. The transmission is automatic. Could this be fix easily or replace the transmission?
My transmission on 2009 Tacoma shudders when shifting into 3rd between 30-40mph
My 2006 was doing the same thing. Took it to a shop, it was the valvebody in the trans and torque converter.