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  1. Lewis

    2012-2014 Toyota Camry Transmission Shudder

    Some 2012 – 2014 model year Camry vehicles with a U760 transmission may exhibit a brief shudder intermittently while driving under light loads between approximately 25 and 50 mph. The torque converter and Engine Control Module/ECM (SAE term: Powertrain Control Module/PCM) logic has been modified...
  2. Lewis

    How to read Certification Labels and Decode the VIN on your Toyota vehicle (Part 2)

    If you have not read Part 1 of VIN decoding, please click here... This Post is to help you understand the Toyota Certification Label and just like the VIN Label, it can help you and your Toyota Dealers Parts Department order the correct parts. The Toyota Certification label on newer vehicles...
  3. BGroot

    Toyota Hopes To Sell More Stick Shifts With The 2019 Corolla Hatchback

    They’re cheaper, more fun, and fading fast. Demand for stick shifts has waned with the advent of the automatic transmission and the more modern appetite for semi-autonomous vehicles, but some car companies continue to cater to the resistance. That’s why Toyota is touting a retooled six-speed...
  4. MG

    2009-2017 Toyota Corolla Engine oil leaks between the Engine Block and Transaxle

    Some 2009 – 2017 model year Corolla vehicles equipped with the 2ZR-FE or 2ZR-FAE engines may exhibit a condition in which engine oil leaks between the engine block and transaxle. The source of the leak may be caused by a leaking oil galley plug. The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a...
  5. MG

    2017-2018 Toyota Sienna and Highlander Transaxle Assembly and ECM (PCM) Software Confirmation

    Please see T-SB-0001-18 Revision 2 2017-2018 Toyota Highlander 2017-2018 Toyota Sienna When completing a transaxle assembly replacement, Engine Control Module (ECM) (SAE term: Powertrain Control Module [PCM]) replacement, or ECM (PCM) reprogram, ensure the correct ECM (PCM) software is matched...
  6. BGroot

    2013-2015 Toyota Rav4 Transmission Shudder Warranty Extension ZH1

    Subject: Warranty Enhancement Program ZH1 2013 – 2015 RAV4 Extension of Warranty Coverage for U760E Torque Converter Shudder In our continuing efforts to ensure the best in customer satisfaction, Toyota is announcing a Warranty EnhancementProgram to extend the warranty coverage for repairs...
  7. OishiiJPN

    2017 Toyota Highlander and Sienna Transmission Problems

    Hearing reports of the new 8 Speed transmission transmission in the 2017 Highlander and Sienna having issues with whine noise and/or shift (movement) issues. Something possible with the final drive pinion hasn’t been stacked and is coming loose. If you have an issue with your vehicle, please let...
  8. OishiiJPN

    2009-2011 Toyota Rav4 Transaxle Rattle Noise Between 25 and 35 mph

    Some 2009 – 2011 model year RAV4 vehicles equipped with the 2AR-FE engine and four speed automatic transaxle (2WD and 4WD) may exhibit a rattle noise from the transaxle assembly between 25 and 35 mph. The Engine Control Module (ECM) (SAE term: Powertrain Control Module [PCM]) logic has been...
  9. MG

    2013-2015 Toyota Rav4 Torque Converter Flex Lock-up Shudder

    Some 2013 – 2015 model year RAV4 vehicles may exhibit a brief shudder intermittently while driving under light loads between approximately 25 and 50 mph. The torque converter and Engine Control Module/ECM (SAE term: Powertrain Control Module/PCM) logic have been modified to reduce the possibility...
  10. Lewis

    2017 Toyota 86 Noise When Clutch Pedal is Depressed

    Some 2017 model year 86 vehicles equipped with a manual transmission may exhibit an abnormal noise, such as a squeak, grind or groan type noise when the clutch pedal is depressed. Follow the Repair Procedure in TSB 0219-17 to address this condition. New part number is SU003-07349 This repair...
  11. Lewis

    2016-2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Harsh Shift Transmission

    Some 2016 – 2017 model year Land Cruiser vehicles may exhibit one or all of the following conditions: Harsh shift on hard acceleration. The vehicle has run out of fuel. After refueling, the vehicle does not creep, or has a delayed/harsh transmission engagement. Shift shock 1st to 2nd gear...
  12. OishiiJPN

    2017 Toyota Sienna High RPM Shift Point

    Some 2017 model year Sienna vehicles may exhibit the following conditions: *Lack of power from stop *High RPM shift points at 2 – 3 shift *Hesitation in lower gears * Holds gear too long The Engine Control Module (ECM) logic has been modified. Follow the Repair Procedure in TSB 0187-17 to...
  13. Lewis

    2015-2016 Scion FR-S Idle Fluctuation in Park or Neutral

    Skip to the 50 second mark in the video above to see the idle issue. Some 2015 – 2016 model year FR-S vehicles may exhibit a condition where the engine idle speed fluctuates (typically 500 – 1000 RPM) only when the transmission is in the Park or Neutral shift position. This condition occurs...
  14. OishiiJPN

    2016 Tacoma Difficult to Shift Gears after long drive (Manual Transmission)

    Some 2016 Toyota Tacoma equipped with a 2GR engine and 6 Speed Manual Transmission may exhibit difficulty when shifting out of any gear after driving for an extended period of time. Please see TSB 0088-16 A new Transmission main lock detent ball (part # 33292-0K011) has been developed. This...
  15. Lewis

    2016-2017 Toyota Tacoma Transmission Shift Feeling ECU Recalibration

    If you are experiencing: * Delayed engagement Park to Drive or Reverse to Drive * Harsh 1st-2nd upshift * Delayed upshift when using when using Cruise Control * Busy shift-like hunting gear behavior when driving on Highway speed/slight grade * Engine flare during 3rd to 4th gear shift when in...
  16. Lewis

    2016 Toyota Tacoma Delayed Engagement

    If you have a 2016 Toyota Tacoma and are feeling a delayed engagement from the transmission when shifting from Drive to Reverse (or Vice Versa) then have your Transmission fluid level checked. You may run into the Service Department stating that the transmission is a sealed unit, which is true...
  17. OishiiJPN

    2016 Toyota Tacoma 6 speed Manual Transmission Test drive and review

    The interesting thing about this video is that he shows you how the Tacoma Clutch start cancel works. That is a rarely used and often misunderstood feature of the Tacoma. The demonstration starts at the 3 minute mark..
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