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#1957 of 2067 Re: 2006 Tacoma V6 Exhaust Noise. [corpsvet2000]
Apr 27, 2006 (7:43 pm)
Thanks for the info on the exhaust noise.
I have a 2006 with engine tap (another posting said Toyo is coming out with fix for fuel bracket??) and it is also bottoming out on the rear (leaf springs crashing hard on the axle when going over a dip in a road) usually more noticable with 2 or more persons. Does not need any additional weight in the truck. Gives you a hard jolt in your back and is very uncomfortable. I've been to the dealer 3 times for this. Mechanic & Customer service mgr both felt the jolt and now calling regional manager to the store to meet with me & discuss issue.
What happened to Toyota quality?
I read about same problem someone else had in a 2001 Tacoma.
#1958 of 2067 Re: 2006 Tacoma V6 Exhaust Noise. [koko2]
Apr 27, 2006 (9:10 pm)
I don't think the quality has changed for the worse in the last 40 years. What has changed is that we have an internet where we can go see someone that has a possible problem with their vehicle, and pretty soon everyone that has second thoughts about spending 20K+ on a vehicle also has that problem. It used to be that if you wanted to know about a vehicle, you would ask someone that was driving one. Now, many go to sites like this to read comments from people that have never even sat in the vehicle they are bad-mouthing. I guess I would talk smack about Toyota if I found out I could get a better Nissan for considerably less or if I bought a Nissan and found that the Toy is much better. I think both are worth what you pay myself. Maybe not worth the cost, but worth more than a comparable domestic.
#1959 of 2067 Auto trans problem on 01 Tacoma
Apr 30, 2006 (6:36 pm)
I own an 01 Tacoma and have been experiencing loud "thuds" when it shifted from 3rd to overdrive. The local Toyota dealer attributed it to dry splines and relubed them. Kept asking if it could be a tranny prob but they kept saying it was the splines. Prob kept coming back and trans started making noises. To make a long story short, my warranty expired and trans died a couple months later.
Two questions here, first, do you guys think I have recourse with the dealer? And secondly, do any of you know about the "thuds" being related to a trans problem? I'm familiar with the standstill dry spline thud, but a mechanic told me that the high speed one is not caused by dry splines. Any info that could help me here would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.
#1960 of 2067 Front End Tremble
May 01, 2006 (8:46 am)
My 2000 Tacoma is trembling on the front-end when I accelerate to 60-65 mph. I am going to the dealer today. I am hoping it is not the Tran although when I am going uphill the shift moves around quite a bit and the truck feels like it is pulling a heavy load. I have always taken care of my truck and done the required check ups and maintenance - I even did an alighnment and bought two new tires recently oh, and replaced a tie-rod...just wondering if anyone has any ideas or has been through this.
#1961 of 2067 Re: drivetrain vibration [whooie]
May 04, 2006 (10:34 pm)
Crawl under the truck and sight along the driveline, it must be straight! There seems to be some problem for Toyota (especially ones made in the latter months of 05)to get the driveline running dead strait. The carrier bearing mounting holes do not allow this centre part of the driveline to run perfectly strait. This will change the whole balancing dynamics of the driveshaft, ie vibration!
#1962 of 2067 Clutch problem, slave or master cylinder?
May 08, 2006 (10:30 am)
For about a month now, ive been having problems when pushing the
clutch in. Sometimes it would get "stuck" and not come back up when I
release it. Ive never worked on a clutch system before, but from what
ive read it could be the slave and/or master cylinder.
If it is the Slave or Master cylinder, should i just replace both anyway? Any particular brand? AJUSA.COM carrys ASCO/Aisin and PBR. ASCO/Aisin is about 25% more in price.
I would like to hear from other Tacoma owners to see what they think
it is. Any ideas?
1996 Toyota Tacoma Ext Cab
#1963 of 2067 Re: Clutch problem, slave or master cylinder? [mnkyboy]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 08, 2006 (6:41 pm)
Flush the system out first with clean fluid before you replace anything. Filthy goopy fluid can sometimes cause this symptom.
#1965 of 2067 Re: 2005 TACO. PAINT, NOISE, TRANSMISSION [tacomalemon]
May 14, 2006 (3:49 am)
Go buy a Frontier thats the best truck out there,trade the Taco in before you lose more resale value. Didnt you research the vehicle before you spent $29000.00?
#1966 of 2067 It dont matter what you buy...
May 14, 2006 (12:09 pm)
A warning to you guys. I resurched and resurched befor I made my desision, and i bought my new Frontier 4 months ago, and without a doubt its the worst vehicle ive ever owned, worse than my Ranger.
At 3400 miles:
Engine ticks pretty loud (dealer claimes its normal)
Engine whines while cold, theres a tsb for this but i cannot get this fixed
Front end knocks going over large bumps, cant get it fixed either.
Rear end chatters and clunks at low speeds (again dealer claims its normal)
I have trouble shifting out of second gear from time to time (dealer cannot confirm)
My steering wheel does not center and the truck has a slight pull to the right
A pulley was left loose and my serp belt slipped off at 1500 miles
i was missing a couple screws in the front bumper trim, and am still missing a screw in my tailgate.
Theyve replaced my leaf springs
repaired my dome lamp
and fixed my parking break
9 trips to the dealer in 4 months the service is terrible and ive tried all 3 local nissan dealers and they are all the same. About all they do is add dents to my truck.
I know people who are very happy with their nissans but I am not. Aluminuim engines plastic valve covers and intakes, the thinnest metal ive ever seen, cheap easy to scratch interior plastic that already showing signs of fading, and paint thats not clear coated is what makes the new frontier.
It dont matter what you buy cause these auto makers dont care about us anymore, every year the materials get worse the guys building them get dumber and the customer service gets harder to deal with.
Screw the gas prices, im buying another old beeter and ill just fix it my self and save the payment.