Auto transmission shift lever

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by Nigel Jones, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. Nigel Jones

    Nigel Jones New Member

    The pin attaching the shift cable to the shift lever on the side of the transmission on my '09 Taco broke. In attempting to remove it the shift lever appears to have gone over center and now will not engage at all, cannot get it back into position. Does this mean the pan has to come off and can it be popped back in with the pan off?

    Thx for the help,

    Nigel, Canada
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    That sucks. Two things I don’t do electical and tranny’s

    Hopefully someone with more knowledge can chime in.
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  4. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

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  5. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Not sure what you mean,... pics?
  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I’m shocked. I learn something new about myself daily.
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  7. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

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    Nigel Jones

    Nigel Jones New Member

    Turned out that when you try to take off the cable pin nut on the shift arm if you apply too much pressure the arm rotates out of the internal detent. Only solution is to drop the pan and reset it. Not a big job but messy. If the pin nut is seized just carefully cut if off with a die grinder and replace it. Live and learn, of course then you have to go through the whole messy process of refilling the tranny through the overflow plug . AT light, fluid temp. etc. Good write up on the forum on how to do this. Good advice.

    Thx for help,

    Nigel. Canada.
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    rkortan Member


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