Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Athens, GA
Car Year: 2017
Car Model: Tacoma DCSB TRD OR
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I proactively replaced my 05's 5MT at about 135k due to a noise that was attributed to a bearing failure (input shaft, I think?).
Interesting part is that I had no mechanical issues whatsoever, just a noise that got progressively louder over about a month. It shifted flawlessly. I had the fluid changed first to rule that out, since I had no evidence of it ever being done, but it made no impact whatsoever to noise, and barely any to shifting. I had my regular indy mechanic, a transmission shop, and finally a dealer inspect it, and all agreed failure was imminent, so I bit the bullet on my terms instead of waiting for it to go out when I least expected it.
Sorry to hear yours went out. Hope your new one lasts you the life of the vehicle.
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