Wondering if anyone else has had this kind of transmission problem so early on and what they did.
I just had a 60,000 mile tuneup on my 2002 4x4 extended cab at ,my local Toyota dealer. I actually have 59,025 miles on it. I told the service guy that I sometimes hear a clunk when I left off the accelerator at about 35- 40mph he said they would check it out. I was informed later that my transmission had a lot of metal shavings in it and that I needed to have it replaced. Unfortunately even though it was under 60,000 miles I was over the 60 months by 6 months, I did buy the Platinum warranty but that too only covered 60 months or 60,000 miles whichever came first. So I would have to pay for a new transmission. On the way home a check engine light came on. showing code P0770. I bought it down to a transmission repair shop and they hooked it up to their computer and it showed a P0770 SS E fault, transmission solenoid problem. Went home and looked the error code up on the internet. I found someone else asking about the error code on a Tundra and a mechanic answered saying that that transmissions is on the way out ,it is throwing metal shavings around and those savings can get caught in the solenoid giving that error code.
One other thing they found was a faulty intake manifold gasket, leaking coolant. The service guy asked if the engine ever overheated or if I towed heavy things. I told him the only thing I have towed on occasion was my '84 CJ7 jeep but that it only weighs about 3500lbs.
Thanks for your attention.