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#2048 of 2067 Heat shield on catalytic converter
Sep 12, 2006 (11:45 am)
I've got an 04 Tacoma with 25K miles and the heat shield started rattling. Dealer says the weld is coming apart and that it's all part of the catalytic converter, but is covered on warranty. So much for Toyota quality.
#2049 of 2067 Re: Brake Solenoid [jimmyg4]
Sep 12, 2006 (3:56 pm)
It's probably the switch for the brake lights themselves, should be under the dash near the pedal. The shifter is wired in such a way that if it doesn't sense the brake lights on, it won't allow you to shift out of park.
I haven't had this problem on my Taco, but I had a Ford a few years back with the same problem and that's what it ended up being.
#2050 of 2067 PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!!!!!! BREAK PROBLEM ON A 92 TACOMA
Sep 13, 2006 (1:46 pm)
I bought this 92 toyota tacoma its been in the garage for a month to get the front breaks to bleed... the mechanic replaced all the break lines... put in a re-built master cylinder(if had 2 of them now) and replaced the valve pump...weve tried everything and still no luck.. if you have any Suggestions or experienced this problem as well and know what the problem is PLEASE let me know!!!!!
#2051 of 2067 Re: PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!!!!!! BREAK PROBLEM ON A 92 TACOMA [marc20]
Sep 16, 2006 (9:49 pm)
My advice is to get a new mechanic. Getting brakes to bleed is not rocket science. There are a few things that can cause squishy pedal if that is the problem, but a week is even excessive.
#2052 of 2067 Re: 2006 Tacoma shakes [mfrancko]
Sep 19, 2006 (9:44 pm)
I have a 2006 tacoma access cab 4X4 TRD and mine does the same thing. They too tried the drive line switch but it didn't do a lick. Their solution: LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT....
Let me know if you find a better solution.
#2053 of 2067 Re: Heat shield on catalytic converter [mikefm58]
Sep 20, 2006 (7:02 pm)
" I've got an 04 Tacoma with 25K miles and the heat shield started rattling. Dealer says the weld is coming apart and that it's all part of the catalytic converter, but is covered on warranty. So much for Toyota quality. "
I took the truck in yesterday to have the catalytic converter put on and the problem turned out to be a simple clamp on the exhaust. My dealer is an idiot.
#2054 of 2067 Re: Starting probem when hot [seaweedsteve]
Oct 04, 2006 (8:34 pm)
I had the same problem with my 96 2.4 tacoma. It was worse in the summer, started and ran fine in the winter, no codes. I unplugged the air intake temperature sensor (sensor in the side of the air filter) and no more problems. I went to get a new one but toyota wants $70.00. I told them to keep it. It pulls a code now but runs great.
#2055 of 2067 05 -06 tacoma dip sticks
Oct 12, 2006 (3:34 pm)
Is it me or is the V-6 tacoma dip sticks hard to read. I check the oil on a regular bassis and have a hard time getting an accurate oil reading. I even thought the dealer over filled my oil, took it back, they showed the level as being right on. Went home checked it again. Looked to full or couldnt read it???
#2056 of 2067 Clunk feeling after stopping.
Oct 12, 2006 (3:50 pm)
I had requested some help earlier about this unusual feeling after stopping in my 2003 Double Cab Tacoma. My truck felt like it hopped after releasing the brake at an intersection light. I finally had to take it in to the dealer for a recall and I mentioned this to them so that they could check it. What I found out is that there's a grease zert on the very back of the drive line past the tranny. I had it filled with grease and it cured the problem for about a month. I'm now starting to feel it again, and I'll have to get under there and re-fill it. Other posters have mentioned this before and this is just to reinforce this issue.
#2057 of 2067 Re: 05 -06 tacoma dip sticks 
Oct 24, 2006 (8:38 pm)
Mine is '06 Taco with 2.7 engine but I have the same problem in reading oil level on the stick. A streak of oil always exists at one side of the stick well above the right amount range when I pull out the stick. When I put the right amount of oil according to the manual, the dipstick looks like overfilled. By the way, did you know that my smaller 2.7 engine takes more oil(6.1qt) than your V6(4.8qt)?
I originally thought that was a typo but it was not. When I poured 4.8qt of oil the dip stick end was barely touching the oil. Although it's still hard to read the level on the stick, 5.5-5.7qts of oil seems to be the right amount for my truck.