2004 Tundra Transmission idles when stopping then jumps into 1st gear

Asked by Dec 05, 2014 at 04:53 PM about the 2004 Toyota Tundra 4 Dr SR5 V8 Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 2wd V8 Tundra and when I come to stop or slow down the transmission seems to idle or disengage and then jumps back into the gear it should be in (usually 1st when stopping completely or 2nd when slowing down on highway)

Example: when I come to a complete stop at a stop sign or light the transmission seems idles or disengages like it is in nuetral then after about 5-15 seconds it will jump back into 1st gear and drive normal with no shifting problems.  If I rev the engine it will jump back into first gear sooner.  

Anyone had this problem or know what it could be?  I really dont have 3000 for a new transmission

Thanks!!!

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The check engine light is on and the code is P0717 and reads 'Turbine speed sensor circuit no signal...... 1open or short circuit condition 2. poor electrical connection 3. failed transmission sensor' Like I said before my transmission drives and works perfectly fine other than when I slow down or stop. Is it possible thtat the sensor is only partially faulty? It seems like if it was bad it would not change gears properly at all. Thanks for the help

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Did you ever get an answer to this? I'm having the same issue with my 04 tundra.

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Yes it was a leak in the welding of the yoke on drive shaft that goes into the back of your transmission . Google 'Toyota yoke leak' and the 3rd image has a picture that points to where the yoke leaks. In order to fix from that side you must take off u-joint and (typically) have to buy a new yoke so the best way to fix this is by

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Yes it was a leak in the welding of the yoke on drive shaft that goes into the back of your transmission . Google 'Toyota yoke leak' and the 3rd image has a picture that points to where the yoke leaks (if you have an 04 it will look like 4th picture. In order to fix from that side you must take off yoke and (typically) have to buy a new ujoint so the best and cheapest way to fix this is by melting plastic into the hole that goes into your yoke. If you take it to a good (and by good I mean one that wants to save you money) transmission shop they can do it for you for around $80-100. Sealing from outside isn't very effective and buying a new yoke is more expensive and time consuming. This drove me crazy for months. 2 shops told me I needed a new transmission before I researched it and found the small problem. Sorry for first response I accidentally hit enter as i am typing from my phone.

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