Automatic Transmission - thunk/clunk when taking off or stopping

Discussion in '1995 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma' started by paposalsa, May 24, 2016.

  1. paposalsa

    paposalsa Member

    I recently bought a 2wd crew cab 2004 in excellent shape.

    I didn't notice this about the transmission during test drive, but now I'm noticing it.

    anyone has the link for the fix for this issue below:
    Automatic Transmission - thunk/clunk when taking off or stopping

    other than that the transmission works good....

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  3. muddylilyota

    muddylilyota New Member

    This sounds kinda off topic but check all of your ujoints. The slack in all of them combined will make that kind of noise sometimes.
  4. johng813

    johng813 Well-Known Member

    Defiantly sounds like ujoints. They're located under you truck on the driveshaft. If it's not ujoints it might be the diff but I highly doubt it.
  5. Fenmik

    Fenmik New Member

    This is what is called axle wrap. Your leaf springs are worn out and when you stop or go it will clunk. You just need to get new leaf springs. Every thing else should be fine
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  6. PinkTaco

    PinkTaco Well-Known Member

    I do t think 2 wd has u joints in shaft
  7. kinghailfire

    kinghailfire Member

  8. Rambo

    Rambo Well-Known Member

    You are low on Tranny fluid,drain at pan drain plug and refill with 3.2 quarts ATF !!!! Problem cured ! Guarenteed! ASE Diesel Gas Heavy equipment tech since 1978!
  9. kinghailfire

    kinghailfire Member

    Thanks rambo! I will do that to mine because it's having problems every time I stop and especially when o stop abruptly. My next question is if I can do it myself or is it something I need to take to the shop to get done? Also what fluid is best to use? I have a 1999 Tacoma v6 3.4 4x4

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