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!!!

4 Answers

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

20

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

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
40

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

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
40

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.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Tundra

Looking for a Used Tundra in your area?

CarGurus has 34,712 nationwide Tundra listings starting at $2,500.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Tundra Questions

Toyota Tundra Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 420
#2 budgoo
budgoo
Reputation 370
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 280
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tacoma
516 Great Deals out of 43,167 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,171 Great Deals out of 195,112 listings starting at $290
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,922 Great Deals out of 183,083 listings starting at $1,495
Used GMC Sierra 1500
789 Great Deals out of 68,701 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Titan
175 Great Deals out of 19,015 listings starting at $3,000
Used Dodge Ram 1500
418 Great Deals out of 10,945 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota 4Runner
227 Great Deals out of 19,106 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
326 Great Deals out of 44,694 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
298 Great Deals out of 28,514 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Sequoia
136 Great Deals out of 5,393 listings starting at $2,900
Used Nissan Frontier
330 Great Deals out of 21,116 listings starting at $1,250
Used Dodge Ram 2500
125 Great Deals out of 5,076 listings starting at $2,999
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
598 Great Deals out of 32,881 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Colorado
244 Great Deals out of 27,280 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Tundra For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 21,215 listings starting at $26,900
2016 Toyota Tundra For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 1,851 listings starting at $23,995
2015 Toyota Tundra For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 2,002 listings starting at $19,950
2014 Toyota Tundra For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 2,190 listings starting at $14,990

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.