Hey guys, just got my '89 3VZ-E pickup a month ago and have been having some trouble shifting. Ordering a shift seat and socket to fix the clunk and alignment issue going 1->2, however...
I have to double clutch to downshift into 2nd if I'm rolling >15mph, and always have to double clutch into 1st unless at a standstill. This is really annoying! The gears don't grind but it feels like there is a gate there, it will not go into gear unless I apply a ton of pressure to the shift lever (bad idea). Previous owners' log states 20k miles ago a Toyota dealer changed the tranny oil and put in 50/50 gear oil/ATF.
Now I'm the first to admit I know nothing about transmissions (no stranger to mechanics though) but that seems horribly wrong. Are my synchros just dead, or is it the wrong fluid and they won't spin up? Why would the dealer put in ATF or did the previous owner write something down wrong?
Thanks for any help