Hello everyone, I just upgraded from a chevy blazer to a 2000 tundra which I have just bought this weekend. I love this truck, it feels very solid and well made compared to the old blazer. Ive decided I had better become a member of this forum, seeing as there is great information for tundra owners all in one place, and I may know a thing or two to assist others as well. Pictures and Profile information are to come. The truck in question is a 2000 tundra 4x4 access cab with the 4.7.
First off, I bought this truck knowing it had an issue shifting from 1st to 2nd, especially under hard throttle. I had read that this could be a kickdown cable issue, the wrong fluid, or perhaps a dirty valve body (possibly remedied by using Auto RX.) The more throttle I give it, the harder the shift. It also does it, just less violently from 2nd to 3rd. What has me confused is that it shifts beautiful and smooth if you leave the transmission in 2, or if you manually change gears all the way through. Rough Shifts only occur when the truck is in drive. I was unable to find the same side effects described on other threads using the search function, but I am also unfamiliar with using the forum. Has anyone had this issue, or know where to start? Any ideas are much appreciated. Thanks!