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#1995 of 2067 2006 Tacoma Double Cab V6 4x2
Jul 10, 2006 (12:52 pm)
I have recently been looking into trading my current vehicle in for a new Tacoma Double Cab V6 4x2. Does anyone have any info that would make me want to change my mind about this purchase? I had a 91 Nissan and totaled it out because some dummy pulled out in front of me. I broadsided him going 55mph and of course it died. I started it up to pull it to the side of the road and it started up long enough for me to do so. It had 148K miles on it when this happened and I have wanted to go back to the Nissans or Toyotas but the Tacoma is what I like the most.
#1996 of 2067 Re: 2002 Tacoma - Brake Vibration [sdoyle1]
Jul 10, 2006 (6:15 pm)
My Breaks on my 2002 prernr v6 double cab 2wd vibrate usually when coming to a complete stop or accelerating out of a stop. i thought at first it may be the engine but later came to the conclusion that it was the breaks doing something weird. it kinda feels like abs. any one else ?
#1997 of 2067 Re: 2006 Tacoma Double Cab V6 4x2 [rhwebb]
Jul 10, 2006 (7:21 pm)
well, keep in mind that Toyota Tacomas have the best resale value of any car in america. Also, I had the 05 frontier. It's a very good truck but its not as roomy as the tacoma double cab.
#1998 of 2067 Re: 2006 Tacoma Double Cab V6 4x2 [vallado1072]
Jul 11, 2006 (5:10 am)
Thank you for your reply. I didn't know that Tacoma had the best resale value. I'm in the market for a four door truck and the Tacoma's about at a minimum $5000 cheaper than Ford or V8 GM models.
#1999 of 2067 Re: 2002 Tacoma - Brake Vibration [drummerboy69]
Jul 11, 2006 (3:18 pm)
One cause... But two additional causes that can lead to it. Most to least likely. The latter two appear to be common on Taco's, although less so on pst 2001 models.
#1 Warped Rotors/discs on fronts (Very common in trucks). Solution: turn or replace discs and replace pads.
#2 broken tie rod...Causes wheels to not be plumb, stresses rotors etc. etc. warping them... see #1 after replacing rod.
#3 Broken Steering Rack... Same as #2 in ultimate cause, See #1 for solution after getting a new steering rack.
Jul 12, 2006 (10:32 am)
HEY GUYS CAN ANYBODY HELP. I WANT TO REPLACE THE RADIO IN MY TRUCK. BUT I DONT KNOW HOW TO REMOVE IT FROM THE DASH ETC.. I ALREADY TRIED TAKING OFF BY UNSCREWING THE ASHTRAY BUT IM AFRAID OF BRAKING THE PLASTIC THE SURROUNDS THE STEREO AND OTHER BUTTONS. CAN ANYBODY PLEASES LET ME KNOW STEP BY STEP VERY APPRECIEATED
#2001 of 2067 Deceleration Noise
Jul 12, 2006 (12:51 pm)
I have a 2006 Tacoma Reg. Cab 4x4 with a 2.7. At 60 MPH and higher, there is a very noticeable growling or vibration noise when I decelerate. Any clues? I only have 4,400 miles on this and it's driving me crazy. Also, the shifting is very notchy - - especially in third gear. It doesn't really grind, but you can feel the spin. Anybody else have this experience?
#2002 of 2067 Re: CAR STEREO [jerksta]
Jul 13, 2006 (7:56 pm)
It depends on the year. If it's a 2005 or 06 it's very simple, Just remove the AC/heater controls by pulling straight back. Then you will find four screws, two are visible right away the other ones are further back. once you remove the screws the whole panel holding the radio will come off. The holding panel it's held in place by four clips, two on top and two on the bottom. ensure to pull straight back and evenly to avoid breaking the clips.I just installed a complete system on my 2005 tacoma double cab. CD Amp and subs. Let me know if you have any other questions.
#2003 of 2067 transmission clunk
Jul 14, 2006 (6:52 pm)
regarding the transmission clunk some of us have been having with the automatic's with the help of my local dealer we came up with a simple solution that seems to have fixed mine.
it's in the rear drive shaft slip joint, just simple unbolt the driveshaft from the rear diff, slide the driveshaft slip joint apart, put about five shots of grease on the spline'ss and bolt it back up.
I know it sounds odd, but it worked on my 01 tacoma.
thanks for the feedback people
#2004 of 2067 Need help with my tacoma 4x4
Jul 15, 2006 (6:22 am)
I recently acquired a '98 tacoma 4x4. The 4x4 system is not working. I jacked up the rear about 2-3" with a floor jack and engaged the 4x4. No 4x4 light came on and the truck would not drive off of the jack. The only wheel turning was the right rear. I tried the rear differential lock as well but had no luck. The locking diff. light flashes on the dashboard. Then I put the truck into 4 low. The rear diff. lock was then working as both rear wheels were turning and the light for the locking rear diff. stayed on however the truck still did not drive off of the floor jack. The front hubs are automatic and self-engaging. Any suggestions/comments are welcome.