Slipping out of gear and into neutral... sometimes

toyota
4runner

#1

Hello everyone! 93 Toyota 4runner, 6 cyl., Automatic. My truck has recently started slipping out of gear. It has happened while on the freeway, while on city streets, backroads etc. When it happens the transmission goes into neutral I pull over and turn the car off.

Before turning the car off I can put it into 1st gear and it will drive while in 1st. If I switch to “D” once rolling it will slip again.

If I shut the car off and sit for a while (5 or so minutes) I am then able to start the engine and continue on.

This doesn’t happen every time. My fluid levels are good. What do I do now?



Any and all help is more than appreciated. Thanks a lot.



Bill


#2

Assuming the transmission is in decent shape motor mounts and transmission linkage would be the 2 most likely suspects. If it is a replicable situation, ie figure out how to show the problem to a qualified mechanic it should be a simple analysis, not necessarily a cheap repair.


#3

Well, you might have to drop the pan and check it real good for debris. Its possible that the fluid is so dirty the trash is getting into the filter causing a restriction.

transman