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#825 of 2067 is there a problem with my brake and gas pedal?
Aug 20, 2003 (1:05 am)
I just purchased a 2003 toyota tacoma Prerunner Double cab v6 about 5 days ago. and from the start i noticed that after putting the truck into park and then engaging the parking break, i would notice that the truck would jolt forward ( after i took my foot off the brake.)
I'm also wondering about the gas pedal. it seems a little soft ( pressure to depress it is not to great). I noticed the difference right off the bat since prior, i had test driven another exact truck.
i'm thinking of taking it into the shop and am wondering exactly what i should tell the attendant.
#826 of 2067 No Go on the O2 sensor!
Aug 20, 2003 (4:39 am)
I'm afraid cleaning the O2 sensor only prolonged the inevitable. I called the dealer and they ordered one yesterday out of Chicago. I should have it today sometime. The electrical connector for this sensor is located on top of the manual transmission. It looks like you have to hug the transmission from the bottom in order to access it. Is it possible to remove the cup holder and gear shift lever cover inside the cab and access it that way?
Enquiring minds want to know!
Aug 20, 2003 (7:14 am)
but tacomaterritory.com could tell you for sure. Try it out.
#828 of 2067 No problem too small for this board?
Aug 20, 2003 (7:34 am)
I bought my 2003 Prerunner DBL Cab about two weeks ago. No major problems thus far, though I have the $1,2000 Michelen Tire upgrade and the ride is more choppy than others I test drove with the basic tires. Do these p26570R16 tires account for a more "jiggly" ride? Also, I had to have my wiper blades replaced, yet they still squeak a little. Would RAIN X help at all? Thanks! pt
#829 of 2067 RE: Water leak?
Aug 21, 2003 (3:33 am)
I had the same problem after my condenser for my A/C was replaced which resides right behind the dashboard.
The drain tube (which I believe is what normally causes the puddle under everyone's car after A/C use) was not aligned properly and was draining into my passenger side carpet instead of under the truck.
They realingned it and the inside no longer got wet.
#830 of 2067 Re: keyless entry problem
Aug 21, 2003 (9:51 am)
Mine does work up to 50 ft. away, maybe more, and it doesn't matter what side of the truck I'm on, so I'd get yours replaced. pt
Aug 21, 2003 (3:38 pm)
Rain-X would definitely help. I keep a good coat of that stuff on ALL the glass. Keeps water from spotting the glass, and just keeps it looking nice and clear.
Aug 23, 2003 (1:07 pm)
i was just wondering if anyone can answer me this. I got my oil changed last week and the dealer spilt it all over so it was leaking off of my skid-plate. That stopped now but when I was down there looking at it i noticed a purple clamp on my skid plate as it fell off from something. I also saw that it looks like they color code those since there were some blue ones on some hoses as well.
Anyone know what those purple ones are for? I tried looking for some more but I could not find any.
Aug 25, 2003 (6:27 am)
Hmm......you might want to take the skidplate off, jack the front up and look around the oil filter (I'm assuming you got a V6). It's a PITA to get to the filter on V6s, you either have to go from below, or from the side through the wheelwell (my preferred method), and there are some hoses there that could be in the way, mainly one to the right of the filter. Just look for a hose that doesnt have a clamp on it.
Sorry, but let this be a lesson to you......don't take your truck to a dealer. It's cheaper and safer to do it yourself.
While you have the skidplate off, get some degreaser and spray it on the plate, that'll get old oil right off.