my 2001tacoma prerunner pops out of drive into neutral when i accelerate from lights

15

Asked by Aug 03, 2012 at 02:31 PM about the 2001 Toyota Tacoma 4 Dr Prerunner V6 Crew Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when i accelerate from a stop light, the transmission jumps out of drive into neutral reving the engine and leaving my vulnerable to an accident from oncoming traffic. how do i fix this?

8 Answers

2,765

If you have a stick shift that means the synchronizers are worn and need to be replaced.

1 people found this helpful.
15

thanks for the info where are they located

1 people found this helpful.
2,765

They are inside the transmission and unless you have excellent transmission skills it would best be left to an expert and have it repaired once and be done with it.

1 people found this helpful.
15

so were talking about the automatic transmission overhaul . when i don't gun the gas its fine. it wouldn't be a linkage adjustment, universal replacement or transmission rubber mounts

2,765

Ok, with an auto it could very well be linkage and not the trans mounts. Check the shift linkage bushings and such, if they are worn it could cause the shift lever to pop back to neutral.

1 people found this helpful.
292,665

On an automatic it could be just low fluid level. Low fluid level results in what you are experiencing. Start out in first gear and you don't get to second and hit neutral. Once the car warms up, it can go away. If that all checks out, check you motor and trans mounts, if you have a cracked or fail mount, this will change your driveline angle resulting in missed shifts.

1 people found this helpful.
15

thanks guys for all your input, i'll check these ideas thoroughly and let you know the results

Auto trans. Yes, I have the same problem. I am just going to take it in to get the linkage adjusted. Trans seems fine. The torque is pulling it out.

Your Answer:

Tacoma

Looking for a Used Tacoma in your area?

CarGurus has 47,514 nationwide Tacoma listings starting at $2,994.

ZIP:

Toyota Tacoma Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,230
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    430
  • #3
    BURT100
    Reputation
    410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tundra
455 Great Deals out of 39,339 listings starting at $2,700
Used Ford F-150
2,230 Great Deals out of 209,288 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Frontier
282 Great Deals out of 23,226 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota 4Runner
252 Great Deals out of 34,349 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,755 Great Deals out of 153,117 listings starting at $1,000
Used GMC Sierra 1500
698 Great Deals out of 60,847 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford Ranger
121 Great Deals out of 4,350 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Wrangler
225 Great Deals out of 16,773 listings starting at $3,000
Used Dodge Ram 1500
320 Great Deals out of 9,388 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 29,449 listings starting at $22,835
2017 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 3,762 listings starting at $11,950
2016 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 2,577 listings starting at $17,490
2015 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 2,473 listings starting at $10,485
2014 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 1,222 listings starting at $8,980

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.