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#1200 of 2067 Starter & Fuel Pump Replacement on 1996 Tacoma 4x4 Pickup
Apr 12, 2005 (11:01 am)
I have two problems that I want to try to fix this weekend on my 1996 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L 4x4 pickup-- one is the starter, and hte other I think is the fuel pump. My questions are, do I have the diagnosis right, and is there anyone else out there who's done these repairs who can tell me how hard they will be to do myself or tips of things to watch out for.
On the starter, basically when I turn the ignition, all the lights are on and the battery seems okay, but I get a loud clack noise and then nothing. If I try this a couple times, the thing starts up. So I figure I need to replace the starter.
On the fuel pump, every couple of days, when I start up the truck this motor comes on real loud right near the driver's side in the dashboard, it sounds like. It runs for several minutes and during that time the engine sometimes sounds like it is going to cut out. I can't drive during this time. It sounds like there's some liquid rushing around. I am assuming this is the fuel pump, and that it needs replaced. Anyone have any suggestions on this?
I don't have a ton of experience doing these repairs myself (I've done sparkplugs, brake pads/rotors, oil changes, etc.) but I'd like to learn, so am wondering if these are too tough or hard to get to to do myself.
Thanks a lot,
Tacoma driver in CT
#1201 of 2067 Check Engine codes P0125, P1135
Apr 14, 2005 (4:08 pm)
I have a 2001 Toyota Tacoma 4WD 4cyl. Check engine light came on the codes came up as P0125 and P1135. Are these O2 sensors? What happens if they are not fixed? How difficult to fix myself? Where are they located.
Thanks for any advice.
Apr 15, 2005 (3:51 am)
I just got a '05 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner, There seems to be air comming in somewhere from the driver's side door and somewhere in the access cab portion of the truck. I've only had the truck a few weeks. Even though I opted for the 4 Cyl with the 5 Speed it's got plenty of power. I've only been averaging 20 miles to gallon with it though. Kinda disappointed with the fuel mileage in it. Anyone else been having these problems before I take it to the dealer and get the run around?
I have a 2004 Camry also and that car is probably the most air tight car I've ever had. I swear though by those VVTI motors. I had a 2000 Corolla and I never had any problems with it even after 210,000 miles.
#1203 of 2067 ghengiskhate
Apr 15, 2005 (9:51 am)
I had a 1996 T-100 that had the same starter problems you are experiencing. It was the starter contacts that were worn out. They need to be replaced. Starter is more than likely fine.
#1204 of 2067 Sliding Rear Window Latch
Apr 15, 2005 (12:31 pm)
My Dad and I recently bought ourselves a 2005 Tacoma. His is an Access Cab 4-Cyl. Mine is DBL CB, LB, TRD Sport.
The problem: My Dad was cleaning the interior and went to wipe down the back window starting at the Sliding Window... He touched the latch and the thing fell off!!! He said it was like the latch was just temporarly attached with a preishable adhesive.
Has anyone else encountered this kind of problem? Has Toyota released any info about a similar issue? Any info on this is greatly appreciated.
(BTW, the dealer is going the fix it, but the found it really odd too!)
#1205 of 2067 Help with No. 1 Cylinder misfiring
Apr 15, 2005 (7:08 am)
I took my truck to the mechanic up the road and he ran diags on it and was reading the No. 1 cylinder was misfiring. He replaced the celenoid and spark plug but that didn't help. I'm glad I called him on and didn't have to pay the $200.
He did a compression test and said the No. 1 cylinder is only compressing at 100 pounds while the other others are at 200. He said that's what could be casuing the misfires.
Now, he seemed kinda shady and as I was watching him, when he had the compression tested in the No. 1 Cylinder, he only spun the engine once. And when he put it in the other cylinders, he spun them several times. I was wondering if this was some kinda "shell game" just to get me outta there casue he didn't want to spend the time really troubleshooting it. He seemed kind of pissed off cause I mentioned to him that it was still idling a little rough and just wanted to get me outta there.
He said I'll be OK at high RPM's and since he cleaned the fuel injectors, I have to admit, it is running a lot better.
It's just when I idle, it's a litte choppy. And if I just bring up the RPM's another 100 or so, it stops. I was thinking maybe the idle is a litte to low. It's at like 750 RPM's now.
But I'll never get past inspection with that check engine light on.
I was thinking would "hotter" spark plugs or higher octane help with the misfires?
I appreciate any help
#1206 of 2067 Re: Help with No. 1 Cylinder misfiring [reverendnewman]
Apr 15, 2005 (11:08 am)
I would go to another mechanic if it were me. Especially since you said he seemed shady and the fact that your truck is still not running right. I also wouldn't bother runner "hotter" plugs or using higher octane gas. They will not fix a misfiring cylinder but may only mask the problem. You need to find out what the real problem is (the first "mechanic" may not even be correct about the misfiring cylinder). You are correct, reverend, that your engine needs to be fixed and the error cleared from your computer before you can pass inspection. Good luck.
#1207 of 2067 Re: Water Leak or Windshield Leak solved! [firecontrol]
Apr 15, 2005 (11:43 pm)
I don't know if my truck leaks or not since I've not been in the rain. Do you think I can take it in for the service/tech note on wate leak/windsheild?
#1208 of 2067 Re: Help with No. 1 Cylinder misfiring [reverendnewman]
Apr 16, 2005 (6:58 am)
reverendnewman....Have you recently changed your plugs? I had a 98 Frontier that I had ghanged plugs at 60K. Then it had same problems you describe. No 2 cylinder kept misfiring and check engine light stayed on. I put Bosch Platinum plugs in it and the Nissan dealer said to get them out. I replaced them with Denso and that corrected the problem. Thought I would let you know about that. Also I havent heard about a vehicle not passing inspection due to check engine light. Must be different states regulations.
Apr 16, 2005 (10:07 am)
Hey, I have no problems with my 6 speed and cannot complain. I do have a question to someone else with one though. At only low rpms, do you ever hear a grinding type of noise from the tranny? I've heard it on previous vehicles with manuals, but am unsure if it's normal for the 05 TACO. I am assuming there is probably is a certain ideal rpm range for each gear.