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#407 of 547 Re: 2003 PreRunner rpm vibrations [blob]
Apr 18, 2006 (2:21 pm)
There was a recall on Toyota trucks for lower ball joint replacement back to 96 I think, for all 4X4 trucks and Forerunners,Im not sure if Prerunners were covered since they are 4x2 trucks but I would diffenitely check it out anyway. I have a 2004 Tacoma 4x4 and had them replace lower balljoints all you need is Vin number from truck and they can check to see if your truck was included in recall I think it should be,and you get a loaner car since this was a full recall from Toyota. Also I asked about a front end alignment after they replaced the joints and was told that it was not necessary. Also I want to inform you of two Technical Service Bulletins for your truck,if you notice your truck not starting properly and acting as if it were flooded you need to have EG-052-04 and EG-042-04 TSB's done before warranty expires 36,000miles at the same time as joints since you get a loaner ,although they will not do TSB's unless they can duplicate problem while they have truck. These TSB's are for 2003-2004 Tacomas they call the problem Hard Starting in the TSB,if you detect this problem have them do BOTH the TSB's and problem is gone. Read my tread in the Toyota Tacoma Problems and Solutions or 2004 Tacoma sections,the title is Hard Starting 2004 Tacomas Owners Listen Up.So hang in there blob with the truck once you get this problems ironed out you will really enjoy this truck, hard core Toyota truck owners will never buy another no matter how bad it gets.
#408 of 547 2000 tacoma 4 cyl with 480,000
Apr 19, 2006 (2:30 pm)
I thought Toyota would be interested in this rig because it has had no major reairs,only alternator and starter. I emailed them but they said they didn want it for research purposes. Anybody know who at Toyota might be. Good body, all original major components Runs fine
but is starting to growl and is probaly not long for the end.
#409 of 547 Re: moparbad.... [smgilles]
Apr 22, 2006 (5:18 am)
the noise in the dash has a sevice bulletin on it nv006-02 tell the dealer i have a 2003 that had the same promblem they installed a noise suppression kit and new clips.also thers a recall on the lower ball joints ssc 50j.
#410 of 547 Re: 4 wheeling at the beach [emt]
Apr 29, 2006 (7:23 am)
Been driving on Padre is. beach for 10 years never lowered tire pressure.Key to not getting stuck is to stay just above swash line on beach.Which is area where wave rolls back out & sand is normally packed hard. Wemake 63 mile trips down Padre with no trouble. foxo6
#411 of 547 RUSTED FRAME RAILS / 97 TACOMA EXT CAB
May 05, 2006 (4:34 am)
HI ALL / NEWBIE TO THE BOARDS. HAD MY BEAUTIFUL BLACK 97 TACOMA EXTENDED CAB 4X4 IN FOR (PA) INSPECTION YESTERDAY. MY MECHANIC CALLED ME TO STOP BY TO SEE SOMETHING. BOTH FRAME RAILS FROM THE FRONT DOORS BACK TO THE REAR WHEELS WERE ROTTED THROUGH!!! ALSO THE CROSS MEMBER WHICH SUPPORTS THE GAS TANK, SUSPENSION ETC. WAS SHOT. THE TRUCK IS BARELY BROKE IN WITH 75K ON THE ODO. I INTEND ON CONTACTING THE HIGH AND MIGHTY AT TOYOTA WITH THIS SITUATION TO SEE IF THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE IN THE PAST WITH OTHER TRUCKS / AND HOPEFULLY RESOLVE MY DILEMA... ANYONE EVER ENCOUNTER THIS PROBLEM WITH THEIR SIMILAR TRUCK; I SURE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU; AT THIS POINT, I'M OPEN TO ANY AND ALL SUGGESTIONS. THANKS IN ADVANCE, BILL
May 07, 2006 (9:29 pm)
hey guys, im looking at getting some new rims for my 2002 4wd tacoma, right now it has 16" rims on it with umm 265/70/r16 tires, and am looking to mix up the look at bit and throw some 20's on there with low pros, im just wondering if or how much they will rub...something i may have to just try? my buddys got an escalade with 20's he may sell...any ideas if the offsets and such will work? thanks!
#413 of 547 Cold Air Intake
May 09, 2006 (1:01 pm)
I have a 2004 Tacoma 4wd w/3.4 V6, 5 speed. I just upgraded to the K&N cold air intake. Now when I down shift and smash down on the gas pedal it is very sluggish up until it hits 4500 RPM,then it will sit you back in your seat. The fuel millage has even droped bad. The truck only has 40,000 miles on it, and has been taken care of. I would really appricate some input.
#414 of 547 Re: Cold Air Intake [izahick1]
May 09, 2006 (3:09 pm)
Check out these websites customtacos.com, ttora.com, yotatech.com, Tundrasolutions.com, Toyotanation.com search the forums alot of people post there and give impressions on thier trucks performation and results with after4market upgrades Ive read that K&n FIPK does reduce gas mileage on one of these sights,you could have saved alot of money by doing what they call a deckplate modification better results and less money check out those websites listed and do searchs on FIPK and deckplate mod.
#415 of 547 Good Air Induction Modification (Elbow Modification)
May 14, 2006 (1:06 pm)
Check out this website before purchasing Air Induction Mods it is www.gadgetonline.com/airinduction.htm this guy dyno tested a few different air induction systems including the K&N FIPK and others with results taken on dynometer. One of the best is called the Elbow modification and doesnt cost a dime exact about a 1/2 hour of time and I did it to my 2004 Taco V6 TRD today. Just remove factory airbox three 12mm bolts and right where it bolts to the fender there are two 10mm bolts remove these and pull out a 90 degree elbow that restricts air into the intake box after that is out replace box and keep elbow for soveigner. I did this and it does have better throttle response and quicker off the line pickup most improvement is when driving high speeds 45-55mph. My truck has a TRD airfilter and article recommends replacing paper filter with K&N or Amsoil filter for better air induction. Two things I have noticed since doing mod is although more air gets to Air box so does more grit and road debris into box but checked air filter and seems to be doing its job and stopping it from entering intake tube,also more dust seems to be getting into engine compartment since there is a gap where elbow was removed but I plugged it. But power is up and if MPGs go up I leave as is,if not will consider putting back elbow,I dont have a warm fuzzy feeling knowing more dirt is getting into intake area but if filter holds out then its OK.If anybody has done this in past please post results Ill comment on MPGs if anyone is interested.
#416 of 547 Re: Good Air Induction Modification (Elbow Modification) [sugarman1]
May 17, 2006 (1:09 pm)
I drive a 2002 Tacoma, with the 3.4 V6, and have recently added a throttle body spacer and a cold air intake (generic kind, same as K&N, just no name) parts cost me $200, and install was simple, and my gas mileage (and power) has incresed dramatically (from about 13L/100km (18mpg) to between 9-10L/100km (23-26mpg) and all of this with more power, bronze grade fuel. And its an automatic transmission