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#553 of 598 Downshifting on minimal inclines
Jul 24, 2006 (5:06 pm)
We have a 2005 Toyota Tundra V8 SR5 Access Cab and on a recent trip to Northwest Georgia, driving on Interstate 75 we noticed when approaching a minimal upgrade the vehicle downshifted from overdrive to 3rd gear and sometimes second gear. It completely bypasses fourth gear and by doing so causes the vehicle to accelerate accompanied by a loud engine noise. Has anyone experienced a similar situation? We were told by our delearship the problem cannot be fixed.
#554 of 598 Re: 2005 toyota tacoma prerunner-ignition problem [ekartanowicz]
Aug 01, 2006 (7:10 am)
I am having the same issues with my 1999 Toyota Tacoma SR5, 5 speed manual.
First time, will not crank, then on second try it will.
What was the outcome to your prerunner "ekartanowicz"? Any info is much appreciated!!
Also, yesterday, it did turn over on the first time but it felt like the starter would not stop cranking. The engine was running fine but there was a whinning noise.
I turned the truck off, took the key out, and it was still trying to turn over. The truck began to shake. After about 10 seconds of this, it stopped, I restarted and eveyrthing has been fine since....
Aug 25, 2006 (6:39 pm)
I have a 2001 Tacoma double cab 4X4. I'm the original owner and have done all the scheduled maintenances.
A couple weeks ago the check engine light came "ON" I was low on gas, so I was thinking maybe the pressure was low and filled the tank. I did some research on the web and read that sometimes a computer needed to be reset...so I pulled the EFI fuse and put it back...BTW what's the EFI?...the check engine light turned "OFF" after I started driving. A week later, I went on a business trip and left my car idle in a parking garage. And today the check engine light came back "ON"
#556 of 598 Re: Check Engine Light [2001tacoma4x4]
Aug 28, 2006 (4:41 pm)
After I typed this message, the check light turned off. This is the 2nd time the light has turned "ON" and then went "OFF"
#557 of 598 Re: Check Engine Light [2001tacoma4x4]
Aug 29, 2006 (1:42 am)
My experience...Poor grade of fuel. DON'T BUY ARCO GAS. Get some high octane in there & the light will go out. If the tank is full of suspected poor grade fuel, add 1 gallon (ONLY 1 gallon) of diesel. This will clean out the garbage & also do a great job of cleaning your injectors. (Can do NO harm) Your engine light will be off almost immediately. Of course, you'll still probably find some smut in your fuel filter on the next change.
#558 of 598 1999 Tacoma 4x4 Check Engine Light
Sep 01, 2006 (8:16 am)
I am having a problem with the check engine light coming on when the gas tank is at a half tank or less. This has happened three times the bizarre part is it is at the same exact spot all three times! The first time it came on I unscrewed the gas and retighted it and it went off. A few weeks later at the same spot at a half tank it came on again. I figured that the gas cap was bad and got a new one. I filled the tank and put the new cap on and presto it went off but when the tank got to a half tank again at the same spot it came on again. I was thinking it had something to do with the fact that I live in a higher elevation and when I got down to a lower elevation it was causing a pressure problem in the tank. I am going to try to fill the tank again today and see if it goes out. Any other suggestion???
#559 of 598 Re: 1999 Tacoma 4x4 Check Engine Light [psfponies]
Sep 01, 2006 (11:05 am)
Well I went and put gas in and the light went out! So I will see if it comes back on when it gets to half a tank. Is there a senser or something that might need to be changed or reset ?
#560 of 598 Re: Check Engine Light [rustywtwo]
Sep 06, 2006 (7:53 am)
have your truck get a check engine light diagnosis (autozone does them for free) my suspicion is that it may be an O2 sensor. My 99 does the same thing and one quick way is to disconnect and reconnect the battery terminals. This will reset the light.
#561 of 598 01 tundra transmission problem
Sep 06, 2006 (7:43 pm)
I have an 01' Tundra with 65k. My tundra makes a loud clunk noise which is definately coming from the trans. It happens when I'm going maybe 50-60 mph when I let off the gas only, not when accelerating. When the problem first started it would shift in to fifth gear, well overdrive. Now when I'm driving at 60mph my rpms are at 2K, I know that's not right.
I turned the o/d button off and it would stay in 3rd, but when I turn it back on, it does shift into 4th, but that's it. Doesn't trans have 5th gear? I think my problems are in the overdrive gears. Has anyone had or is having these similar problems? Please let me know. Thanks.
#562 of 598 Brake Light Problems - Tundra
Sep 09, 2006 (1:34 pm)
Neither of my brake lights work. The fuse is good, and the bulbs are good, what could this be?!
The high-mount brake light DOES work, so it doesn't appear to be the pedal switch.
This is a 2000 SR5 Double Cab Tundra 2WD V8 with 90k miles. I'm the original owner, I've never had any other problems, there have been absolutely no modifications to the truck, everything is stock. It has never been in an accident, I've never towed a trailer, nothing like this at all. The wiring harnesses at the tail light assembly all look fine.
Any suggestions appreciated. Should I take this to the corner shop?