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#1641 of 2067 Re: Help - Problem that Toyota can't fix! 1998 Tacoma 4x4 [sr54x4lemon]
Nov 04, 2005 (12:11 pm)
I have the same problem on a 2002. It's axlewrap. Been driving me crazy also. The fix is traction bars. There are some on the market. There are non specific I can find for the Prerunner. Some made for off road, pretty big and expensive.
To verify the problem fix, I bolted an angle iron to the axle u-bolts and secured it to the forward spring hangers. Stopped it dead. Smoothed out the up shift and stopped the shifter from jumping. This limits the axle movement so I'm going to use stabalizer bars out of a late 90s camaro and attach them from the axle u-bolts to a space 3' in front of the forward spring hangers. These have rubber bushings in both ends to help get away from having metal to metal.
Toyota hasn't got a clue. I brought mine in and they gave me a new tranny????
#1642 of 2067 Re: 2002 Taco "Occasional Vibration" [gomez4x4]
Nov 04, 2005 (12:21 pm)
The rear drums on my 2002 had to be replaced right away. I think it was a bad lot.
Heading for the ball joint gig next week.
#1643 of 2067 Re: Rough ride [stunt]
Nov 04, 2005 (5:26 pm)
Actually I read the post by eddablow that said to go to hunter wheel balance web site.
#1608 of 1642 Re: Vibration problem 2005 Tacoma 4x4 [wyck] by eddablow
I found a Toyota dealer near me that had the 9700 road force balancer. The dealer said, “the factory balances the tires, and usually they are accurate”. But we will rebalance them anyway. They did and it seems smoother. We took it on a 200 mile round day trip. It was mostly good.
Nov 06, 2005 (10:19 am)
I ve got a 98 toyota prerunner It recently started jerkin between 40-55mph not to bad just started doing it for couple wks before it just wouldn't start one morning It would turn over just not completely. the mechanic thought it was the ignition module but it still won't start any 1 have any suggestions on what it might be. Hes checked the coils and replaced spark plugs im just over 100 thousand miles
#1645 of 2067 ANTI-LOCK BRAKES
Nov 06, 2005 (7:39 am)
I have a 1999 taco with the v6, the TRD pakage, and it is 4 wheel drive. My question is the ABS light comes on after driving about 20 miles. if the ignition is turned off and then re-started the light goes out. The passanger front brake caliper seems to be getting warm when compared to the other front caliper. Could this be just a sensor problem or is it the brake caliper.
Nov 06, 2005 (8:19 am)
Check your brake fluid. On my impala and silverado when the light comes on it is an indication of brake fluid level being low.
Nov 06, 2005 (10:08 am)
Ive got a 98 toy tacoma prerunr it started jerkin on me driving between 40-55 mph. Not a real bad jerk . then I tried to start my truck one morning but wouldn't start. It would turn over but not completely. the mechanic can find whats wrong thought was the ignition module but its stil wont run any 1 have any suggestions.
#1648 of 2067 '01 4x4 Tacoma with a rattle
Nov 06, 2005 (9:24 pm)
I've got an 01 Tacoma 4-by SR5 with a 5-cyl, manual. Recently, a rattle / chatter / squeal has developed when I let off the gas and the truck decelerates. It stops when I engage the clutch or take the truck out of gear. It's been happening at all speeds (low 20s-highway speeds). Hard to tell where the sound comes from, but either the engine or below the truck. I've seen discussion of "idler pulley on the fan belt". Anyone else had / solved this problem. would love to have an idea to go to the mechanic with...
#1649 of 2067 Re: not running [toyotachik]
Nov 07, 2005 (9:10 am)
I'm having the same problem with my 2001 Tacoma (see message no. 1636). Only, my truck hasn't completely died yet. It's been to three dealerships and has been seen by engineers at one of the Toyota Tech Centers. No one seems to know what's wrong. The Toyota engineers did notice that the ECU was out of calibration. They recalibrated it, but it still jerks. The fact that your truck completely shut off makes me think that this could be an ECU problem. That's why it never shows a code on their diagnostics. I don't know. What do others think? Please keep me informed. Whatever turns out to be the problem with your vehicle is likely the problem with mine.
Nov 07, 2005 (10:05 am)
"Check your brake fluid. On my impala and silverado when the light comes on it is an indication of brake fluid level being low."
Which usually means the pads are shot.
DO NOT simply add fluid until you've eliminated the obvious causes of worn pads or serious fluid leaks.