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truck locks up in reverse

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by sbrittany009, May 5, 2018.

  1. May 5, 2018 at 7:52 PM
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    so i experienced something the other day that i have no idea about i was backing up and and my truck locked up almost felt like the back end was locked up when ever i hit the gas my truck wouldn’t go anywhere but shift to the side so i drive forward and tried again but had the same issue does anyone know what’s going on or has anyone has the same issue i thought it was really odd but i don’t think it’s the tranny because my truck seems to be driving and shifting fine in drive, please help.
     
  2. May 5, 2018 at 7:55 PM
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    Sounds like you need new gearing in the rearend.
     
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  3. May 5, 2018 at 7:57 PM
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    Something definitely sounds busted in the rear end :(
     
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    @Mike has a 1st gen. Hopefully he can chime in. :thumbsup:
     
  5. May 5, 2018 at 7:58 PM
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    if i take the diff cover should i be able to tell if i need new gears.
     
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  6. May 5, 2018 at 8:01 PM
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    I like you already...
    Yes it should be obvious upon looking at them. :D
     
  7. May 5, 2018 at 8:02 PM
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    You can pull the driveshaft from the rearend. See if it will roll back. Be careful@
     
  8. May 5, 2018 at 8:03 PM
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    how long do you think it should take to replace it and is it easy to do or would it be something i should take to a mechanic?
     
  9. May 5, 2018 at 8:06 PM
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    Id take it to a mechanic. Special tooling is required.
    Precision is needed.
     
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  10. May 5, 2018 at 8:07 PM
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    i figured luckily i have a mechanic that lives across the street so i can just take it to him and ask him to fix it thank you for the advice.
     
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  11. May 5, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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    No problem! :thumbsup:
     
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  12. May 5, 2018 at 8:20 PM
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    Keep an eye on this thread. @Mike has a gen 1 tundra. Hes got lots of experience with tat model.
     
  13. May 5, 2018 at 8:20 PM
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    okay thank you
     
  14. May 5, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    Welcome to the forum also! ;)
     
  15. May 5, 2018 at 8:24 PM
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    lol thank you i’ve seen it before just looking up stuff about my truck and thought i’d join it
     
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    May we see a picture of your truck? Im Gino by the way. Nice to meet you Britt! :D
     
  17. May 5, 2018 at 8:31 PM
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    working on getting a paint job and more stuff done with it but that’s in hold until i get the reverse situation figured out
     
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    DAYUMMM!! Thats nice! From the looks of it you like OFF ROADING too!
    You must live by nice terrain.
     
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    i don’t do much off roading i live down a dirt road but it’s not terrible
     
  22. May 5, 2018 at 8:40 PM
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    I hope you get it worked out!! If you need anything just hollar at me! :thumbsup:
     
  23. May 5, 2018 at 8:41 PM
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    me too hopefully and i will for sure thank you for helping.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Couple things I would look at:

    -brake assembly. Sometimes the springs get weak over time or just really dirty inside. In reverse the shoes can catch. I’ve had this happen on trailers. Sometime we get in some really muddy or dirt roads towing to our destination. I pull my drum brake assemblies at least every other year unless we get into these situations a couple times per year. Your drum brakes are auto adjusting as well, so this can be a compounding problem.

    - Check the parking brake cable to ensure nothing got up there and has tension on it.

    Lastly, you have no rear differential cover. Toyota uses a 3rd member design and it is quite involved to “check” your gears.
    I’ll bet you twelve one packs of beer the brakes are the culprit.
    D9EE7284-91FB-4E71-94E1-BA0DB3124C18.jpg
     
  26. May 6, 2018 at 8:02 AM
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    my dad pulled my truck back in neutral and it went fine but when i put it in reverse it still locks up. going to start with replacing the tranny filter and seeing if that helps if not i guess it’ll be time to drop a tranny.
     
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  27. May 6, 2018 at 8:34 AM
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    This happened to one of my trucks about 6 years ago. Snap ring in the OD assembly sheared and the truck wouldn't move in reverse. The dead give away was the big chunks of snap ring in the tranny pan.
     
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    is it a hard replacement or should a mechanic to do it?
     
  29. May 6, 2018 at 8:52 AM
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    It's pretty tough if you don't have all the tools. I completely rebuilt the tranny to the heavier duty specs. I had access to a lift, and a hydraulic shop press and I have a ton of tools. If you find large pieces of metal in the pan, if you can pull the tranny and take it to someone to be rebuilt, that'll save some coin.
     
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    would i be better off buying a new tranny or just rebuilding it at that point?
     

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