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#1 of 598 Popping noise
Nov 20, 2001 (7:27 pm)
When driving the truck after it has been parked more than 15 minutes there is a distinct popping noise. It happens in forward or reverse. Dealer has checked twice and said it is the "floating pads" making contact and that the noise is very normal. Sounds like a story to me. Does anyone else have this noise? Truck is an 02 Tundra Limited 4WD. Any help would be appreciated.
#2 of 598 Popping noise
Nov 21, 2001 (1:03 pm)
Dealer told me it will go away after couple thousand miles. i am at 6k, it went away, it's part of the 4WD components. Use to do it when i back my truck in the garage.
#3 of 598 Towing with Tacoma
Nov 25, 2001 (3:44 pm)
I have a '99 Tacoma PreRunner (V6,auto) that I am considering towing a 4900 lbs. (max) two axle, Electr brake camper trailer. Does anyone have experience as to how the truck would do? I really don't want to upsize trucks right now. Also,does anyone know why the owners book says they (TOY) recommend NOT using a weight distrubion hitch set up with the this truck. The dealer stumbled on this question?
#4 of 598 Mototroy
Nov 28, 2001 (4:58 am)
I have towed only with my '93 Toyota 2wd truck with 22RE engine, all standard equipment. Towed approx. 2,000+ lb. trailer (loaded weight) with bumper hitch and no additional brake equipment from New England to Atlanta with no problems. Hills were a little slow going and max speed was about 65 mph but truck performed flawlessly. That was back at 107,000 miles and the truck now has 134,800 miles with no additional signs of wear. I would do it again anytime, this truck is bulletproof and I would expect your Tacoma to be the same - good luck & please post how it goes!
#5 of 598 Towing with a Tacoma
Dec 07, 2001 (3:04 pm)
I have a 98 Prerunner V6 (first year) and have towed a 53 Ford NAA tractor on a dual axle trailer (approx. 4500lbs.) with no problems. I did add one of the very efficient stacked plate transmission coolers available either at the dealership through TRD or one of the premium parts stores. (Do not use the old style aluminum-copper tubing type) You are correct about Toyota not recommending a "load equalizing" hitch. I looked in my manual. I do not use one for my camper myself. I do not feel the need for it. The truck has the Bilstein shock option and they do an excellent job of keeping it from swaying. On a side note, Toyota does recommend a sway control device for trailers over 2000 lbs. I do not know the difference. Good luck and consider headers and a few performance upgrades if you plan to tow that heavy of a trailer often.
#6 of 598 Lumbar Support
Dec 07, 2001 (5:39 pm)
I just bought a new 2002 Tundra. The only problem I have is I find there is way to much non-adjustable lumbar support in the seats. Did anyone else have this problem? Did the seat break in with the miles?
#7 of 598 Tundra smoke at startup
Dec 15, 2001 (5:24 pm)
My wife started up the tundra this afternoon and there was some heavy smoke from the exhaust. I didn't see it when it exited the pipe so I couldn't tell if it was white (coolant) or blue (oil). It's a 2000 extended cab with the V8 and I have been religious with the maint. Has anybody out there seen this problem? I know what causes both types of smoke but with only 36K miles I am very concerned.
I will update the board after I get it in the shop. This board helped me get the brake/vibration taken care of so I owe a follow up to the rest of you.
#8 of 598 Tundra smoke at startup
Jan 04, 2002 (5:19 am)
Could you tell me what the shop said? I've had the same problem once also. Haven't seen any of the tell-tale signs (coolant or oil).
#9 of 598 Best Boston area Toyota Service Center ?
Jan 07, 2002 (2:06 pm)
I actually live in the Braintree area,Just picked
up my 2002 Tacoma SR5 4x2,and am wondering
where the best dealership to have my vehicle
serviced would be ? Happy New Year all !
#10 of 598 Tacoma Fender Flares
Jan 07, 2002 (2:09 pm)
Is anyone happy with there aftermarket flares
and would like to recommend ? Thanks.