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#1557 of 2067 Re: 1996 Toyota tacoma high uneven idling [petemn]
Oct 06, 2005 (9:53 am)
This is puzzling. You mention 1996 Tacoma, "car", and carburetor.
I'm not sure if we're talking about a truck, car, or riding mower.
You have a carburetor and not a throttle body w/ fuel injection?
In any event, if the check engine light is on, the first step is to check what error codes are stored in the OBD. If you don't have an OBD reader, you can usually go to an auto parts store and they'll plug one in to read you the codes. Have them reset or clear the codes and try again. If you get the same codes, then you have clues as to the areas to check.
Generally a high idle is not filter or fuel pump related, particularly if it runs well at higher loads and rpm. You could have a mixture issue, if you have a throttle body you could have a worn idle solenoid or valve, you could have sensor issues, any number of things. Start w/ the OBD.
#1558 of 2067 Electrical Harness Being replaced entirely on my new 2004 Tacoma
Oct 06, 2005 (11:29 am)
I have been having an intermittent problem with my directionals blowing fuses and after several trips to the dealer they have decided the solution is to spend thousands of dollars and replace the entire wiring harness. I am not to optimistic that I will get back the same truck that I dropped off this past Monday. Also, have just been told that the harness may or may not show up next Wednesday for them to start the work. Has anyone else run into this? Is their a point you should just get a new vehicle? Its my understanding that the wiring harness is primarily installed when there is just a frame and an engine on the assembly line. Im distressed that my truck is going to be completely destroyed during this process. Any thoughts or ideas for me? 2004 Xtracab 4X4 V6.
Oct 06, 2005 (1:17 pm)
I ordered a 16" 3300cfm electric fan and adjustable thermostat to replace the clutch fan on my 05 Tacoma V6. Trying to free up some HP and MPG. Anybody that's done this, did you have positive or negative results? Thanks.
#1560 of 2067 Re: 1996 Toyota tacoma high uneven idling [msibille]
Oct 06, 2005 (4:47 pm)
Thanks for your suggestions. Its a Tacoma pickup and you are right its a fuel injector.
I will get readings from ODB II
#1561 of 2067 Re: Starting probem when hot [justin19]
Oct 06, 2005 (6:03 pm)
I had similar problems on my '96 xcab 4WD. After $300.00 on new O2 sensors, fuel system wash and a bunch of other stuff, some other forum had the suggestion:
Buy a $3.00 can of electronic parts cleaner.
Disconnect the plug to the MAS (Mass Air Sensor, or other such name). It's labeled, right behind the air cleaner. There are 2 cross-point screws and it lifts right out. Inside, you'll see two very small wires. Don't touch them! Just hold it up where you can spray the electronic cleaner on both wires until it drips on the floor, then let it dry for about 5 minutes. It's quick drying stuff, no water.
Then re-assemble, reset your ODBII codes (you can do this by removing fuses, or by haveing someone with an ODBII Scanner reset them for you).
The check-engine light has not come back on, and I've got a bunch more horsepower, mileage is up to about 20-25 and I'm happy. It was cheap, easy, and it works.
#1562 of 2067 speed governer 2001 tacoma
Oct 06, 2005 (8:04 pm)
I need to find out how to disconnect the governor on a 2.4 dohc 2001 tacoma?
#1563 of 2067 brake... clutch... and starting problems on 95 2wd
Oct 07, 2005 (12:22 pm)
hey y'all... hoping you can help me with this...
i just bought a used 95 ext cab 2wd tacoma with near 150,000 miles and am having slight problems... i mean... i'm still going on long drives and such... just pushed my first 1000... good stuff... but not perfect yet...
recently (as in the last few days) the brake has been feeling very lose... i have much more play before it actually grabs the wheels... but if i pump the pedal it grabs where it should... i have checked the fluid... no shortage there... and i do not think it is a problem with the brakes themselves... maybe in the master cylinder?.. any ideas?..
while shifting into first and fifth (and occasionally third) the gears seem to grind a little... it is as if i have let the clutch out too soon... but my foot is still on the floor... it is not bad with the fifth gear... just a little grab it it's in... but with the first it will bounce back out and i have to wait until i have come to a full stop to push it in... i have heard that the bushing can wear out on the shaft... i'll replace that soon... and i took it to a mechanic and he said that some bearing is worn out and i need a new clutch... but i don't think that he really felt the problem i was having... i think he was bumming about how it was a little difficult to push the stick into first (which it is... but i don't mind that)... whereas i was talking about how it sometimes won't let you because the gears are grinding... i checked the clutch fluid and it was super low... so i filled it back up... but still no change... and the mastery cylinder here is brand new... help?..
as of yesterday my truck had some troubles starting... i do not think that it is the battery because the stereo turns on just fine... the ignition makes it all the way to the "khh" sound that should turn into a running engine... but then changes it's mind... then i'll try again and there's nothing for a little while... so i chill out for a second and talk to the truck... tell it not to worry... and it starts... one time i tried taking out the key and putting it in the other way and that helped because i know that the key is worn down (i can't lock the doors with it... the teeth are just too old)... but may have just been coincidence... any thoughts?..
#1564 of 2067 Re: brake... clutch... and starting problems on 95 2wd [whywiggle]
Oct 08, 2005 (1:36 am)
By loose it sounds like you mean you have to press the pedal far to get any braking. That could be caused by a worn master cylinder or air in the lines, either induced because fluid level was allowed to go too low (due to leaking wheel cylinder or caliper, or leaking master cyl), or internal leak in the master cyl. Probably could get a quick diagnosis with a free brake check by a tire and brake shop that you trust. (I personally trust our local Firestone shops, but I've read horror stories inother cities, so pick someone w/ a good rep. Our Midas shops are both crooks and incompetent -long story but I know it first hand).
Could be low fluid or air in the system if this has an hyd clutch (I am not that familiar w/ the clutch on the manual Tacos). Also could by worn synchronizers. (Synchronizer is a part that helps to spin up (or down) the speed of the gears that are about to be engaged as you shift from one selection to another. The synchronizer engages before the gears do, slipping at first until the gear speeds up sufficiently. When worn, the sync doesn't engage early enough and gears grind because of the large difference in rotating speed.)
If you mean that it is cranking (engine turning) but just not startng, that's one thing, if you hear a click or clatter, that's another. In the first case, we'll need much more info. In the latter, I would start with looking at the battery condition and the terminals and cables. If the batt has an "eye" on top, see if it's the right color (read the label on the batt) Clean and tighten all connections. Check for a bad ground cable or connection, particularly btwn battery and chassis, engine and chassis, etc. Check for good connection from battery to starter. Check alternator to battery/starter connections. IF still no joy, check battery condition. Most auto parts places will do that for free -Walmart auto shop as well. Key teeth being worn is coincidenc. If the key turns the lock enough to turn on dash warning lights, that's not the prblm.
#1565 of 2067 '05 Tacoma with Check Engine Light
Oct 09, 2005 (4:17 pm)
I have an "05 Tacoma that the Check Engine Light keeps coming on. It was brand new in March, I've taken it to my local dealer 7-8 times now and the Check Engine Light still comes on. I think I have a lemon, just wanted to see if others were having the same problems. The dealer keeps telling me it's a fuel delivery system problem...Sensor cap in the fuel tank, replaced pipe to computer(?), replaced computer, did the recall/Technical Bulleltin correction etc...still after less than 20 miles from when Check Engine Light is turned off it comes on again...What gives Toyota?
#1566 of 2067 Re: '05 Tacoma with Check Engine Light [crk7376]
Oct 10, 2005 (4:56 am)
It could be something simple, but I would look into what the details are regarding the lemon law in your state -just for your own info at this point. You need to make sure you have documentation of each time it was brought in (date, mileage etc), what the complaint was, what was done, and what the result was.
Once you line up your marbles so to speak, speak w/ the service dept manager (not a service writer). Explain to him that you certainly don't want to be uncooperative, but that you have brought the vehicle in for the same prblm X times. Maybe mention that if you wanted to make trouble you would have looked at the relief of the lemon law way before now. But explain that you can't continue without the problem being solved, so ask him if he can get his "best tech" on the problem so as to solve it once and for all for everyone, or if he/she has already tried, ask him to request assistance from Toyota.
In a non-threatening and calm but confident manner, note that you would much prefer to get this resolved straightforwardly instead of having the vehicle replaced, but that you need to have confidence in the reliability of the vehicle and right now it's just not there.
If you approach this calmly, well informed/documented, but in a no-nonsense manner, you're most likely to get the results that you need, whether that's a better look at the problem or a replacement.