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#382 of 598 Re: 2003 toyota tundra [buckeyedwt]
Jul 20, 2005 (4:53 am)
Cheap and easy things first-
Check your fuel cap O-Ring for cuts, cracking, etc. that would prevent sealing.
Check the filler neck for gouges, dents or dings (maybe from some ham-fisted station attendant? - I actually had someone fill my rental car in Alberta last month!)
Then, check for any obvious physical damage to the canister, check the vapor line between the canister and the fuel tank, check other lines from the canister.
Check for leaks between fuel tank and engine compartment.
#383 of 598 Re: 94 T100 starting issue [eschneid]
Jul 20, 2005 (5:00 am)
Generally 13.5 to 15VDC is in spec.
* Your meter or OReilly's (or both) is a bit off. (I'm willing to bet that there's no calibration sticker showing the last time it was checked to a standard. -But then, neither is there one on mine at home.)
* Belt slippage and/or low RPM.
Check the engine rpm to see if in spec.
Try speeding the engine to 1100 rpm or so and recheck.
* Ground issues. Where did you measure the voltage?
Did you carefully check the ground connections? Btwn battery and chassis, engine and chassis, alternator and chassis? A bad ground will not only cost you voltage in charging the battery, but may also offset the output of the alternator.
(Actually, for nearly every 12VDC system problem, the first thing to check is the condition of grounds.)
#384 of 598 Power Steering
Jul 20, 2005 (5:13 am)
Does anyone know a good website or parts place to get a power steering inlet hose, the high pressure one for a '99 Tacoma?
#385 of 598 Re: Power loss, cuts out and acts like not getting fuel anytime over 3000rp [leob1]
Jul 21, 2005 (10:57 am)
IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A RESTRICTION IN THE FUEL SYSTEM OR A LOSS OFF FLOW CHECK YOUR FUEL PRESSURE AND AIR FILTER MAKE SURE YOU DON'T HAVE A BLOCKAGE. ALSO YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK YOUR CAT FOR RESTRICTION. AND YOUR FUEL FILTER.
#386 of 598 Re: 94 T100 starting issue [msibille]
Jul 22, 2005 (4:21 pm)
I added an additional (heavier) ground wire to the frame, and the condition seemed to improve. Thanks for the tip.
#388 of 598 E-brake problems and simple solution......
Jul 25, 2005 (11:13 am)
I have a 2001 Toyota Tacoma (4wd, standard) and recently ran into a problem with the emergency brake. The e-brake locked up on me one day. Apparently this is a common problem for Tacomas (according to the garage) and the temporary solution (to get out of a jamb) is relatively simple and the actual repair is not that costly. If this happens to you, a small hammer will release the brakes until you can get the truck to the garage for a permanent fix. The e-brake cable is connected to a small lever on the back side of the brake drum. Locate these levers (1 per drum) and take your hammer and tap the lever towards the drum. This will release the e-brake at each drum. You can then drive the vehicle. This problem is caused by rust build-up on the pivot point of these levers. This rust prevents the lever from returning to the normal position (freezing the brakes). The mechanic at the garage says this is a common Tacoma problem and he has fixed many of them. The fix is simple (no parts cost, approximate 2 hour labor charge). They simply remove these levers (I think they are held on by 2 bolts), blast clean them and paint them and then re-install them. The problem is easily fixed in one afternoon. They charged me $100 (2 hours $50/hour) for this repair (more than fair in my opinion). By the way, this is the first problem I've had on my 2001 Tacoma and I use it in the woods on dirt roads (with mud) all of the time (knock on wood). Hope everyone else is having good luck with their Tacomas. Take care........Brungy.
#389 of 598 '99 Tacoma - Front Brake Pads - Can't remove
Jul 25, 2005 (2:44 pm)
I own a '99 Tacoma PreRunner XCab 3.4L. I passed 60K and checked the brakes. Long story short, my front outside brake pad is just on the replace limit. Bought the pads, jacked the truck, all the normal stuff. After taking the pins out, I CANNOT remove the pads on the left side. Either one is completely unmovable. I tried using vice grips - no luck. I tried to tap them with a hammer and then pull - no luck. (I don't dare try to mess with the right side)
So, I admit defeat and try and put everything back together only to realize I'm in a pickle. In the process of tapping with the hammer, I've managed to move the pads just enough inward to mess up the alignment of the retaining pins. Now I can't get the pins back in completely. Wonderful!
Oh, some background, the truck has been in the snow, salt, slush environment of upstate New York for most of its lift. There was a lot of rust crud in and around the pads and calibers.
Any comments or suggestions?
Mike, Upstate New York
#390 of 598 Re: E-brake problems and simple solution...... [issisteelman]
Jul 25, 2005 (4:11 pm)
It's true, I got the same problem on my 2002 Tacoma Prerunner and my cousin, who's got a 1989 told me when I bought mind. Thanks for the fix, I thought it was something simple like that.