Hi all, I have a 2007 Tundra DC with the 5.7 and 6 speed with 33,000 miles. I have been reading about the 'tap from behind' and 'rumble strip' topics and not sure if my situation is one/both/none of these. I did have the drive shaft replaced as part of a leaking input shaft issue. The sypmtom(s) my truck is having existed before and after the drive shaft replacement. (I could be wrong but it seems worse after)
When I come to a stop,after a couple seconds, it feels like the transmission downshifts. This sounds like the 'tap from behind' issue. I still sometimes look in the rearview mirror expecting to see a car that bumped into me.
Also, after I slow down (but do not stop completely) to make a turn and then start to accelerate the transmission feels like it goes into neutral and then slams in to gear. The rpms go up while it seems to be in neutral.
I think these are related, but haven't seen both issues described together. I'm going to take in to the dealer but wanted to see if anyone else has experienced this and what they did to fix it. These symptoms don't happen every time, but do happen a lot. Otherwise, the trans seems to shift up and down normally.
For me it is now a safety issue because when I am turning left into my neighborhood and have to cross oncoming traffic, it will get your adrenaline up when you are expecting the truck to accelerate and if feels like it is in nuetral (or the torque convertor is slipping).