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#595 of 598 Ball joints, brakes and transmission issues: Safe to get back in the water?
Nov 19, 2006 (3:24 pm)
I'm considering a new 06 Tundra, or an 07. (192K on my T-100) Nice incentives and dealer motivation on the -06. As nice as the new 07's seem, the latter is perhaps a better value. Do I pick up the new 07 design on my next purchase cycle. I realize there is a difference in opinions as to the level of defective design. With enough similar postings, I'll assume brakes, ball joints and the unspecified transmission issues are fact.
Have designs changed and the issues been remedied? Has Toyota ironed them out by the 06 model year, or are there just not enough miles driven yet for the same problems to surface?
#596 of 598 Re: 01 tundra transmission problem [market525]
Nov 19, 2006 (8:39 pm)
I actually have 67k miles on it now. I work in the automotive dealership business and used to work for a toyota dealership her in florida. Thats actually where I purchased my tundra used with 29k. When I purchased the tundra it had brand new pads, but knowing about the front brake campaign that was going on I had them perform the new caliper swap and new rear drums replacement. I had the trans flushed at 45k, plugs, throttle body service, injector flush, just pretty much the 30k mile service I performed myself. I just installed a hitch about 6 months ago, but that was a just in case thing. I've towed my brothers jetski once and my friends 8X10 enclosed trailer with two dirtbikes in it for about a 50 mile round trip, but that was it. Every other weekend I would haul two dirtbikes with a round trip of 120 highway miles, but never constantly towing trailers. Still, its a truck thats what its meant for. I still haven't got my tranny fixed. My brother is a senior technician and actually works for a dealership that owns a toyota franchise. So I'm going to run my tranny to the ground then just get my brother's employee discount on a reman and hope that one lasts awhile. Goodluck with yours Steve.
#597 of 598 '06 Tacoma Double Cab V6 4x4 engine noise
Nov 21, 2006 (8:21 pm)
Just picked up my new '06 Tacoma Double Cab V6 4x4 truck yesterday and I've been noticing that there is a ticking sound (I believe someone else referred to it as a "sewing-machine" type sound) when I accelerate but mainly at lower speeds. Anyone know if that's common with all of the newer model trucks or is it a problem that needs fixed. I had an early model V6 Tacoma for a few years and that engine sounded nothing like this one.
Thanks in advance for your input!
#598 of 598 May I have your...
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Nov 26, 2006 (10:22 pm)
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