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#1882 of 2067 Re: Starting probem [pb2themax]
Mar 05, 2006 (3:22 pm)
i find it very hard to call any toyota truck a turd especially after i owned a 1983and 1995 4x4s which were like trucks on steriods,but 02-04 tacomas that dont start on a regular basis would fit that bill,what gets me is i invested in the truck 25 grand,hard tonneau 1grand,husky floor mats 75bucks,custom seat covers 150bucks,trd air filter w/cleaning kit 80bucks,synthetic oil changes mobil 1,amsoil severe gear 75w90 in the axles and transfer,replaced the t-IV in the tranny,detailed the sheet out of the exterior with top grade products only to be defeated by an stinkin little intermittent starting problem that nobody can trace And will have to pony up a few more thousands for a hopefully well running 05-06 taco of the same xtra cab trd style,sometimes life sucks but i always thought that i could rely on my Toyota truck to never let me down well maybe because its an 2004.
#1883 of 2067 Tacoma noise between 55 - 70 mph
Mar 05, 2006 (3:55 pm)
I've got a 2001 Tacoma 4WD, Automatic. I'm getting a growling noise only over 55 & under 70 mph. I took it to a local shop & they couldn't find the problem. It does have all terain tires. Any ideas?
#1884 of 2067 Re: Tacoma noise between 55 - 70 mph [jfitzgerald]
Mar 05, 2006 (4:18 pm)
dear fitz you'll have to give us experts a little more input to your growling problem other than off road tires,such as have you been greasing that rear axle u joint and checking the rear differential fluid during routine maintainence? More than likely it is the aggressive offroad treads that give alot of highway noise. but sometimes when you use exxon gas its like putting a tiger in your tank
#1885 of 2067 Re: front brakes lock up when engine gets hot '01 v6 4wd [adkfreeridex]
Mar 05, 2006 (5:29 pm)
i noticed on my drive out to salt lake city from albany new york that by gas milage was 16 mpg. when i got to wyoming i had to downshift on level terrain to maintain 70 mph. finally when i got to utah and have driven up and down the canyon a few times i have noticed that my front discs are extremely hot after the drive up the canyon...its about 10 miles and the brakes are never used. the truck seems unusually slugish, but only on the drive up or after i have been driving it for a while. after it has been sitting for a day or two the peppy feel comes back but returns once the engine gets hot. my mechanic at home and a guy here says i need new calipers because they are locking up, but it seems that if they were to lock up, they would stay locked up instead of returning to a normal feel. could the problem lie in the master cylinder or the check valve? i have touched the rear drums to see if they are warm and they are not. any suggestions as to what the problem is would be great. im hessitant to buy new calipers because i spent 400 on new plugs, motor vac, drive train lube and a bunch of other stuff to get the mileage up before my trip only to find that that was not the cause of the terrible mileage.
thanks for the help
First of all, no matter weather you use your brakes or not, the rotors are going to be hot because the pads ride against the rotor because of design. There is not necessarily pressure against the rotor. Now, you mentioned lack of power in Wyoming and Utah, especially the hills in Utah. I would guess that the sensor that adjusts fuel/air mixture is belly up. Both Wyoming and the mountains around SLC have high altitude areas.
#1886 of 2067 Re: Starting probem [sugarman1]
Mar 05, 2006 (6:31 pm)
Sounds to me like you need to change mechanics. The dealer should be the guru of tacos, but sadly, in many cases its just not the case.
#1887 of 2067 2005 Tacoma paint chips-Indigo Blue
Mar 06, 2006 (10:02 am)
Has anyone had any problems with Indigo Blue paint chipping? I just noticed quite a few chips in the clearcoat directly in front of the rear wheel wells. My truck is only 8 months old with 8,000 miles and has been driven on paved roads 99% of the time. This damage shouldn't exist this early in it's life...I hope my dealer corrects this problem!!!
#1888 of 2067 Re: Starting probem [pecas]
Mar 06, 2006 (2:48 pm)
these gurus at the dealership i bought the truck at had to contact the head swami in california to get an answer to my problem which is second service bulletin for a gas tank extension which wont work either based on the fact that others have gone through this, intermittent 03-04 taco,with no answer to the problem after 2 service bulletins were performed to address the problem. these guys are strictly by the book,if the manual says replace this part they replace it with out thinking of the input that i give them and what is happening when the truck is in my hands. its hard to find old school type mechanics who are hands on checking voltage,making sure of the ground wires,tracking down the problem in an orderly step by step fashion till eventually the problem is right in thier faces.
#1889 of 2067 Help programming a key fob on 2005 Tacoma
Mar 07, 2006 (4:47 pm)
Does anyone know where I can get instructions on how to program a key fob for a 2005 Tacoma? I am looking to buy a used fob off of Ebay so I don't have to pay the outrageous price the dealership is asking but I need to figure out how to program it or it is useless. I went to the dealer and they want $115 dollars for a new programmed key fob. Any input is appreciated.
Mar 07, 2006 (5:31 pm)
Does anyone know which brand of tonneau cover allows you to use the rail system in the bed.My friend just installed a Truxedo on his,but basically has lost use of his system now.I saw some great prices on the internet compared to what my local Tuck shop has to offer.
#1891 of 2067 Re: front brakes lock up when engine gets hot '01 v6 4wd [ustazzaf]
Mar 08, 2006 (11:18 pm)
it is not the fuel mixture. when i was driving down to salt lake city from evanston at 3am i had to downshift to maintain 70mph. this section of I80 is a steep downhill grade and i put it in neutral and the truck slowed to 15mph b4 traffic caught up to me.....any other ideas?