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#1499 of 2067 Question about leaf spring interchangability 98-04
Sep 07, 2005 (12:41 am)
I just got a used 1999 Tacoma - 2WD regular cab non-prerunner - and noticed the back of the bed is leaning to the left. I took it to a couple tire places and body shops and 3 out of 4 thought I had a bad leaf spring. I have seen a few used leaf spring sets for sale on ebay by people who install new springs to beef up their suspension and sell the old ones that are still good. I need to find out which year tacomas I can take springs from to put into my 1999. I called the local Toyota parts man and he said July 1997 thru September 2000 Tacomas have the same leaf spring part number for the 2WD regular cab non-prerunner body styles. He also said the 2001 thru 2004 Tacoma springs have different part numbers, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are not interchangeable. Does anyone know if the rear leaf springs from 2001 thru 2004 Tacomas with 2WD regular cab non-prerunner body styles would fit my 1999 Tacoma with 2WD regular cab non-prerunner body style? Would ride height and stiffness, etc., be the same? Does anybody know who to ask to find out?
#1500 of 2067 steering vibs
Sep 08, 2005 (5:03 am)
I was watching tv last night and boom i see major recal headline. So naturally i listen there were two major recalls on the news one for FORD wich was please bring your trucks in the mototors have a huge possibility of catching on fire lol . I was like wow crazzy than they said toyota has one also for power steering wich caused vibrations and steering problems. So call all your local dealers as soon as you can i think there another major call back. Mines going in today for the recall on noisy springs and the winshield housing came apart. So far im not surprised after all it is a new truck new design its to be expected as long as they fix it i dont mind working out the bugs.
#1501 of 2067 1996 Tacoma Turn Signal/Hazard Light Problem
Sep 08, 2005 (1:39 pm)
None of them work and the fuses are all OK. Could it be the relay (clicker) or something else?
New to the forum and this is my first post. Thank you!!
#1503 of 2067 Re: Starting probem when hot [vtabbley]
Sep 08, 2005 (5:39 pm)
There appears to be a common hot start problem with Toyota Tacoma trucks.
I posted a message to this newsgroup almost a month ago and got several
individuals to respond they had the same problem or to offer suggestions.
A bright fellow who goes by samwise (and I believe it) came up with the
If your Tacoma has trouble starting with the engine hot (usually at the gas
station or a quick stop) you need to disconnect the IAT (Intake Air
Temperature) sensor. This sensor is located on the air filter box, and is
not the large MAF(Mass Air Flow) sensor. The connector to the IAT sensor
only has two wires.
I found this on another site. Hope it works, I will be having my mechanic testing this one out. GOOD LUCK!!!
This will cause the check engine light to come one, but who cares. If you
want, perhaps changing the sensor will fix the problem properly. I just
disconnected it and my truck runs fine.
Thanks again to Samwise for the solution. I spent well over a thousand
dollars at the Toyota dealer and they did nothing at all except charge me.
I hope this solution works for you if you are experiencing he same problem.
It's people like Samwise who make the newsgroups work!
#1504 of 2067 Re: 99 toyota tacoma loss of power [hunter10]
Sep 10, 2005 (6:55 pm)
I have the same problem. Mine is a '99 v6 4wd, 132k miles. I have an engine code also (P0171). Any luck yet? I have a few things to look for after surfing the boards.
#1505 of 2067 Re: Check engine light "ON" 2000 Tacoma 4WD V6 [bstout]
Sep 10, 2005 (7:06 pm)
Which hose was it? Any info would help.
#1506 of 2067 99 Tacoma V6 Prerunner Auto - Transmission problem
Sep 10, 2005 (7:22 pm)
I own a 99 Tacoma V6 Prerunner Auto with 95k miles and I am having problems with my transmission. It will slip from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 1st. The slipping usually is not to hard - feels more like it 'pops' into gear going up and down, but sometimes it will slam into gear.
Also, starting last week it has been slipping at speed. When cruising at 50 mph I will hit the accelerator, it downshifts smooth and all is good, but when I let off the gas and it shifts into 4th (I assume) it has been really rough, almost slamming into gear.
I would rather not have to get my transmission taken apart for someone to figure out the problem, so I am wondering if anyone has any ideas that could help.
I appreciate any insite!
#1507 of 2067 Re: steering shake [eddablow]
Sep 11, 2005 (8:48 pm)
Changing from Dunlop to Firestone is like trading in a Kia to get a Hyundai. I had vibes in my Tundra until I bought Bridgestone AT (not APT). Bridgestone is sold by Firestone, but is 100% better.
#1508 of 2067 Re: '98 Dead Electrical system? [mike4one]
Sep 12, 2005 (10:01 am)
Not sure what is going on but My 99 Tacoma did the same thing. 2.7 litre Click when started sometimes I would try ten key turns also before it took. I went to the auto zone and picked up a cold weather starter becasue other option does not fit. i replaced the starter and she runs just fine again. Did you put the starter cables back in same place. I think they only go one way on the 99 but not sure about the 98