Last post on Nov 26, 2006 at 9:22 PM
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#576 of 598 2005+ Front Suspension too close to tire & dangerous
Oct 22, 2006 (7:34 am)
The new 05 or newer tacoma front suspension knuckles are so close to the tire sidewall it prevents snow chains of any type from being used on the front tires. This was not a limitation on my 95 & 98 tacoma. The distance is appx half inch or less. This is a huge limitation for backcountry off roaders in snow and mud and for hunters. It could be dangerous also if front tire pressure are lower for off roading and the flex of sidewall could cut tire against suspension knuckle. This was a huge oversite by the design team at Toyota. I filed a complaint in Fall 2006 when some local 4X4 shops mentioned the complaint from some new tacoma owners and not sure if they tried to fix it yet. I urge off roaders to call Toyota and complain about this.
#577 of 598 Re: 01 tundra transmission problem [apbstyle]
Oct 31, 2006 (1:47 pm)
My recommendation is get rid of the truck ASAP if you haven't already. It's nothing but trouble waiting to happen. My 2001 Tundra is currently at the dealer replacing the transmission. (87000 miles - cost $3500.00) I
I was away for the weekend, and the transmission acted like yours. On the way home, it failed; I had no gears - forward or reverse. Had to get it towed about 80 miles.
I asked the service manager to call Toyota service rep to see if they would do anything for a vehicle that they tout as going 100,000 or more miles in their advertisements. He indicated I am on my own. I called the 800 number since you cannot have a one on one with the regional rep - against Toyota policy. National rep indicated that she would take down my complaint, but it would not result in any change - the regional rep's decision will stand - once again Toyota policy.
I have owned Toyota trucks for about ten years; I maintain the transmission according to Toyota's maintenance schedule. I am quite disappointed that they won't stand behind the vehicle for a major drivetrain component like a transmission. These vehicles that were so well touted early on are now getting to the miles that will identify the true ability to make it to the Toyota talisman of 100k and beyond. The rest of the comments concerning transmissions on this site indicate that it's likely to happen only in the advertisements. As I told the national rep: if I knew five years ago what I know today about Toyota longevity, Toyota's interest in standing behind their product, and Toyota customer care, I would have not bought my second Toyota truck.
My advice: if you have a Toyota Tundra, get rid of it quickly after the 60k drivetrain warranty runs out since Toyota national will not stand behind it after that.
#578 of 598 How Big can I go? "Tires for 04 Tundra"
Oct 31, 2006 (5:29 pm)
Winter is a comming and it"s time for some new Booties on the Tundra.I would like to size bigger than the standard O.E.M suggests.Does Anyone have some info regarding how big a tire size I can go on a 16 inch Rim for my 2004 Tundra Access Cab? Any comments welcomed. Considering Tire comparisions between BFGoodrich, TOYO, Goodyear, Michelin,
#579 of 598 Re: fan blower noise [hprjr]
Nov 01, 2006 (10:02 am)
I had the same problem after I had the cabin air filter replaced in my '05 Camry. It turned out that when they put the new filter in, it was crooked in its housing and the fan was rubbing against it. This only happened at medium fan speed or above, when the airflow through the filter was enough to pull it into contact with the fan.
#580 of 598 Cabin Air Filter
Nov 02, 2006 (7:51 am)
The winter snow and cold up here in CANADA has the heaters up on bust. Now I smell a need to replace or clean the cabin air filters on my 04 Tundra and my wifes 2000 4Runner
Does anyone know where the filters are located so I can access them or is this a Dealer Prep work order?
Haven't bought my tires for the Tundra yet, still shopping around.
My wife gave me a knudge and a wink,wink, Christmas is around the corner and a set of new Tires for her 4Runner would look great under the Christmas Tree.
What All Seasonal tire also has good mileage rating I can run on the 4Runner?
#581 of 598 Re: Cabin Air Filter [bikerjfk]
Nov 02, 2006 (7:11 pm)
Maybe like on the RAV4, cabin filter is located behind the glove box - just open box all the way, then press in the sides to have it open farther, spilling contents on floor of vehicle.
#582 of 598 broken rear leaf spring
Nov 07, 2006 (2:02 pm)
i recently broke my rear passenger leaf spring on my 98 tacoma, and only can find replacement springs at a reasonable price that go to a 1997, does anyone know if these will work or a good website where i can find some at a reasonable price?
#583 of 598 Re: Door panel removal on a 2000 Tundra [bambam]
Nov 15, 2006 (2:36 pm)
My advice, don't remove the door panel, the replacement parts will break just as fast as the old ones.
Make new links out of metal. I made mine out of Aluminum and they will last forever, and cost much less than $35 per side.
#585 of 598 Re: 01 tundra transmission problem [usedtobeloyal]
Nov 16, 2006 (9:26 am)
apbstyle -I am curious - was your transmission serviced during this 87,000 miles by you or by your dealer? I have a 2000 4X4 Tundra Access cab V6 Automatic w/ 75K. These trans problem posts concern me - I know the trans is VERY expensive to repair.
If it was serviced, how many times in that mileage? Did you tow anything over the years? Thanks, Steve