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#291 of 598 Re: 2003 Tacoma- Strange noise from engine [harlequin]
Feb 27, 2005 (11:42 pm)
It's your vehicle, so I'm sure that you know when a new engine noise is present. It wouldn't appear that it's normal, but don't be shocked if that's what Toyota will tell you. They will resist addressing any engine issue short of complete or partial failure. If something bad is developing, they hope that it'll happen after your warranty is up so you'll have to shoulder the burden alone. Sounds a bit paranoid but its true.
Hopefully you have had scheduled work done on time with documentation and ideally by a Toyota service department. Toyota, like most manufacturers, will promptly blow you off if work was performed somewhere else when a warranty issue arises. Good luck and please post Toyota's response.
#292 of 598 Tundra Dc tire wear
Feb 28, 2005 (6:14 am)
Flytundra: I only have 13000KM (6800 mi) on my 2004 Tundra and have the same concerns about front tire wear. At this point do not have a solution as I am still trying to get the dealer to acknowledge that a problem may exist. Would also welcome any replies from others if they hed a problem and the solution.
#294 of 598 TOOL BOX FOR TACOMA 2005
Mar 02, 2005 (4:12 pm)
i have just bought a new 2005 tacoma access cab and i have been unable to find a tool box.Also i was wondering if and when i do find a box how to mount it with the new bed.Has anyone had this problem...
#295 of 598 Re: mileage on tundra v6-extend a cab 4x4 [bulych]
Mar 02, 2005 (6:06 pm)
my 2003 v-6 get about 18 local and 21 highway.
I live in New England and travel rural roads.
#296 of 598 2004 Tacoma engine failure
Mar 02, 2005 (8:00 pm)
We have a 2004 Tacoma that the engine hydrolocked on. Toyota is refusing to replace the engine under warranty, because water is an outside source. They say the water got in the heads thru the intake. Does anyone have any history of this happening or do you have any suggestions?
Mar 09, 2005 (12:04 am)
1993 TOYOTA PICK UP W/MAUAL TRANS.
THE PROBLEM IS THIS: SHIFTING FROM 1ST GEAR THROUGH 3RD GEAR IS ALRIGHT. BUT AS SOON
AS I SHIFT TO 4TH GEAR THE ENGINE STALLS OUT.
IT KEEPS STALLING ONCE IT IS IN 4TH. ANY IDEAS
OF WHAT THE PROBLEM COULD BE?
#299 of 598 04 tundra double cab torture test
Mar 09, 2005 (10:19 am)
We purchased our truck last May to use in our tree planting contract. The truck now has 55,000 kms on it. It has been fairly good so far but we have had up to 450,000 kms on Chevy's and our Honda Accord under similar applications. Time will tell how this toyota fairs in the long term. We have had to replace tranys and motors on the Chevys of course but their bodies have held out very good. Driving conditions are bad where we are. The average persons idea of off-roading is a daily reality for us up here. We are in northern Manitoba. Stock tires on any brand last at most 20,000 kms. Dust conditions are horrible.
Anyway here is what we found on our Tundra after 55,000 kms and 9 months.
the toyota handles as well as the chevy on gravel roads.( better at higher speeds). The new fords with the ifs are too light and tend to bounce all over. the 4x4's are much better. I notice on Toyotas that they have that bounce in the first couple of inches of travel, it almost feels uneasy at first, but handles much better with a load. My sister has a t100 and it feels the same way. We have the off road package, shocks are good (even now) but tires might make good psuedo off-roaders.
Tires were replaced at 15,000 kms for Yokohama Geolanders 10 ply rating. There is hardly any wear on them yet, but it is still winter up and tires tend to last longer. Most miles I ever put on were on Yokes at 100,000 in same conditions.
The Toy developed a squeak in the driveline and found it was a hanger bearing. I had a local garage look at the problem, call the dealer and promptly order a new replacementunder warranty.The mechanic said one of the ball bearings fell out and told me to use until the part came in. Four months and some 20,000 kms later I am still traveling with a hanger bearing with one ball missing because I had forgotten about the replacement bearing. It took so long. I just found out two weeks ago that it did come in but i hav'nt had a chance to get it installed. I am 5 hours from the garage.
The Toy does not start as well in sub zero temperatures. the Fords and Chevys are good in this department. My Toy struggles at starting without it being plugged in at -30 degree C. Heat in cab is good but distribution to the back is to be desired. The thermometer only works to -30C by the way. We traveled in -40 weather and the temp told us in was only -30.(t-shirt weather, i quess they don't see those temps in Texas where this Toy came out of)
The box in the Tundra is too small but we knew this at the start. We wanted the cab space which is way better then the other guys. The box however is too small and I find the material used is too soft. After a season of treeplanting the box is all dented up and pushed against the cab causing an annoying sqeak. I have had to pull it away from the cab. I will have to get it reinforced if I am to continue using it as I have.
Gas mileage is somewhat disappointing. We get about 18-20 miles per gal.(our gallons are bigger up here), granted I may be spoiled from my old 6.2 diesel. I suppose i can drive slower and see better numbers, but hey, up here you gotta drive 3-4 hours to see the next town. I use premium synthetic oil at slightly extended intervals from recommended. (10k vs 6k).
Just last night I had the power steering hose let loose but I suspect I may have overloaded the truck. I had about thirty cases of pop and water and get this, eight teenagers in the truck from the local arena. Sort of epitomizes the Indian reserve truck. (note: i am not inviting slurs of any kind, i am proud Cree.) The hose is the low pressure one and basically just slipped off.
Needless to say I am happy with the truck so far, I hope it retains its' guality feeling after 400-500,000 kms on our roads. We tend to keep our vehicles till they drop. Oh my dealer is a days drive away and I hav'nt seen them once since i purchased the truck. I bought the extended warranty to 200,000 kms and the reason i bought was our concern for major breakdowns like tranny or motor although my sisters toy is ten years old (6 cyl), 300,000 and still gets clear oil at changes. I hope to see ours that way although those extra valves tend to have more of that valve train noise. I noticed that from day one. It is reminiscent of the Honda Accord sound.
Someone mentioned in one of the threads that braking was loud. I find the ABS very loud and sounds like Tigger in Winnie the Pooh when he bounces. I hear alot of that noise because we are virtually on ice 80% of the time. this place is a good testing ground for ABS systems.
that's my two cents in case you guys were interested...
#300 of 598 Re: 04 tundra double cab torture test [mistib1d]
Mar 09, 2005 (4:34 pm)
I am glad to hear from a real off roader. I got my 05 DC for chukar hunting. It won't be pulling big loads or have big loads in the bed, but the rough and muddy roads are the torture. I was wondering. Do you use tire chains? I understand that we can't put chains on the front. Have you ever tried? How is yours in deep snow and mud? Thanks Ron