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  1. URD Short Shifter issue - not shifting smoothly

    Transmissions / Transfer Cases / Traction Aids
    Hey everyone, I installed the URD short shifter couple weeks ago. My first impression was, yes! its shorter to shift but shifting from one gear to another is not smooth like the stock. I lose a lot more time going from one gear to another vs. the stock shifter. My initial thought was, I did not...
  2. 2007 FJ Cruiser Gearbox/Transmission Upgrade

    Transmissions / Transfer Cases / Traction Aids
    Greetings, My 2007, Automatic, FJ Cruiser has done about 300,000 KM – in Dubai, UAE. FJ has been on an annual maintenance contract with the dealer since it left the showroom, it has been regularly serviced @ 5000 KM (or 6 months, whichever comes first) interval which include engine flushing...
  3. Extended Drivetrain Warranty

    General Discussion
    Hi there. I recently purchased a 2010 FJ with 140k. The vehicle appears to be in great condition and I have not noticed in concerns with how it drives. I purchased the car from a GM dealer used-car lot and also bought a 3/36 drivetrain warranty for $1600 with a $500 deductible. I am able to get...
  4. Tranny flush is bad?

    Transmissions / Transfer Cases / Traction Aids
    Hello everyone. I own a 2008 FJC, purchased in 2014. It is 4x4. I now have 202,000 miles and have been getting an occasional transmission shudder. I foolishly trusted the Toyota statement about the transmission being sealed and not needing service. I have a lot of experience off-roading and...
  5. Transmission Issue?

    Transmissions / Transfer Cases / Traction Aids
    I have a 2011 Fj and have never had an issue with it. Last week my battery went out and I bought a new one. This week I got my oil changed and on my way home I turned into my apartment complex, when I pressed the gas after turning it was almost like it was in neutral.. I took about two seconds...
  6. Transmission temp question

    Transmissions / Transfer Cases / Traction Aids
    So I am looking for a transmission temperature reader. I've seen several that plug into the obd outlet and can give you live temperature information as you drive down the road. I'm wondering if anyone out there has bought one of these devices as I need to buy one sooner rather than later...
  7. Mechanical Whining Sound

    Maintenance Tech
    Hello, all. I recently had the auto transmission rebuilt in my 07 FJ. Since then I have noticed a whining sound that becomes more audible as the RPMs climb (didn't notice sound before). Could this be a symptom of something from the rebuild? Or am I now just hyper sensitive to sounds and it is...
  8. How transmission and gearing works, help a noob out

    4x4 / Off-Road Tech
    Hi all, I have a used 2007 FJC Base model 4x4, automatic transmission, and I can't seem to figure out the rear diff locking. I am a city boy so have not been out off roading much :smile My FJ does not have a lot of options: NO Diff Lock button NO A-Trac button NO Auto LSD button So here...
  9. FJ Rolling back on all hills and then produces a hard hit

    Transmissions / Transfer Cases / Traction Aids
    Update: the issue was resolved by adding 1qt of fluid (by 200ml increments until the problem no longer occurred, and adding 400ml on top). I am also confident that i followed the leveling procedure correctly as i tried leveling at 97-115f and by 115-130f. Temps were verified electrically via the...
  10. Am I damaging my AT by shifting it like a MT?

    Transmissions / Transfer Cases / Traction Aids
    After years living in the mountains and having an '08 FJ with a 6-speed manual transmission, frequent shifting is a way of life and a way to manage smooth driving, mileage, and saving brakes. My '08 is no longer with us (RIP :crying) and I, given limited choices, replaced the '08 with a sweet...
  11. My Experience with

    Transmissions / Transfer Cases / Traction Aids
    Good evening fellow owners of FJs. Posting this review to warn potential fellow owners of FJ of a potential problem. I am not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with Magnefine company or their competitors. I am affiliated with Toyota FJ Cruiser because this is what I drive. I do have...
  12. help! 168k mile fj with minimal maintenance. what should i do?

    Transmissions / Transfer Cases / Traction Aids
    evening gentlemen. so my fj has 168k miles and the only maintenance that has been done is changing the oil and filter. truck is an 07 automatic 2wd. I joined the forum recently and have been surfing around the maintenance posts. I have learned that there is much more to maintaining an fj than...
  13. Shuddering/Rumble strip noise - 2010 FJ

    Transmissions / Transfer Cases / Traction Aids
    My FJ has 143,000 kms on it and lately there is a rumbling/shuddering sound when accelerating between 40-60 kmph. I took it into the dealership to have them investigate and they suspected that the problem was in the exhaust system with the gasket in the exhaust pipe having been worn out and not...
  14. To buy or to not buy a new transmission

    Transmissions / Transfer Cases / Traction Aids
    I am needing to replace my torque converter and rear main seal. It'll cost about $1500. For $1600 more I could get a new transmission put in at the same time. Thoughts? Guy at Toyota dealership said he's only ever seen one A750F transmission replaced in a Tundra, but that the TC is a more...
  15. 07 FJ bucks from 2nd to 3rd, ideas?

    Transmissions / Transfer Cases / Traction Aids
    Hi, I have a 07 Automatic 4WD FJ. After 2nd gear, the RPM goes up more than usual before it shifts into 3rd w a bucking sensation that can be felt in the entire truck. If I apply gas very slowly it happens less. To eliminate the rear end axle, 3rd member, pinion, etc I took off the rear...
  16. Buying an FJ... but need advise first!

    General Discussion
    Hey all, I'm a newbie here, so I hope this is in the right place. I have been a long time Toyota owner, and have a 98' T100 that I love dearly but its starting to show its age, so I'm looking for something new. I love the Toyota FJ's, and have been researching them in hopes of buying one...
  17. Transmission Shudder

    Transmissions / Transfer Cases / Traction Aids
    Hey Everyone. I just bought an 2007 Tonka Truck Yellow Toyota Fj from a used car dealership it has 148000 miles on it and i am absolutely in love, it runs great only problem is the infamous "shudder' Ive been reading a lot of the threads and I've seen some different things, and i have a few...
  18. Used Ellis Shift Knobs

    Want to Sell (FJ Related Items)
    Automatic transmission and transfer case knobs Removed from a 2012 FJ Aluminum Flat black Condition = B+ A few superficial scrapes (see photo) Two nuts and lock washer included (not shown) $75 includes shipping Send me a personal message, if interested
  19. Cold Weather Conundrum: 2010 FJ

    Misc. Technical Discussion
    So the past few times the morning temps have been below about 25, once I get about 100 yards down the road and up to speed, I hear this deep “DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN-DUN” that seems to be coming from right underneath me (not the wheels, but middle / beneath of vehicle). The sound goes just as fast or...