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#7585 of 7624 Re: Suspension Noise, Knocking Sound [djwtarheel]
Feb 08, 2010 (9:47 pm)
Did you ever fix this problem I am experiencing almost the exact same problem on the exact same truck. I have a prerunner suspension is the only difference.
#7586 of 7624 Re: Dash Kits are Out [tribum]
Feb 17, 2010 (4:40 pm)
Hey tribum, I know this is an old as hell post but did u ever get ur n2 installed in yout yota?
#7587 of 7624 hard starting
Feb 19, 2010 (9:08 pm)
does anyone with a 2009 Tacoma v-6 4x4 had any troubles with not starting at a cold start up.? mine acts like its lacking Fuel pressure, the motor turns over, and over way to many times before it starts, my truck only has 9k miles on it. dealer couldn't find a problem, no codes show up in computer.....
#7588 of 7624 JBL or aftermarket?
Apr 25, 2010 (8:24 pm)
I'm considering buying a Double-Cab Pre-Runner w/ TRD Off-Road but am wondering if the JBL audio w/ BlueTooth is worth nearly a grand. I have a Sony receiver that I could put in but would probably end up spending over a grand on brand name speakers, amps and subwoofer. Are there any good reviews of the JBL system?
#7589 of 7624 lots of black carbon build up on the tail pipe
May 16, 2010 (8:35 pm)
I have a 2009 V-6 Tacoma auto double cab TRD off Road. I'm getting lots of black carbon exhaust build up on the inside of the tail pipe and on the exterior of the truck right above the exhaust tail pipe. I believe the truck is running very rich in gas to air ratio. However, I don't have a check engine light on. My truck only has 10k miles on it. I spoke with another tacoma owner, he has over 28k miles with no carbon build up. and runs very clean.....I was just checking to see if anyone else observed the same as I did. Maybe a TSB would correct this....
#7590 of 7624 Re: lots of black carbon build up on the tail pipe [09taco]
May 16, 2010 (11:47 pm)
I am so glad you posted this. I have had the same issue since my 2005 Tacoma V6, Auto, Double Cab, Short bed, was new. The dealer keeps saying it is normal.
Like you my pipe is black, and the mud flap and the lower rear body panel too. I thought it was running to rich, so at about 30k miles I changed to a K&N air filter hoping that would help lean it out. No noticable change. I now have 76k miles on it.
If any one knows something constructive about this, please let me know.
I love my truck, but this does not seem normal.
#7591 of 7624 Water under oil cap causes concerns
May 19, 2010 (3:10 pm)
Had my 2005 V6 4x4 TRD Access Cab in for the 45k service yesterday and my mechanic called me during the day to report he found a creamy foam under the oil cap and that the coolant level was down (1 pt to 1 qt). He was thinking head gaskets but as I read on line about others finding this, it looks like it's probably pretty normal. I usually change the oil myself before I go in, so he normally wouldn't see this, even if it were an ongoing problem. He's also familiar with the head gasket problems on some of the other Toyota V6's which may have made him more likely to favor that explanation of what's going on.
I went to the local Toyota service desk and talked to the assistant service manager about the problem. He pointed out that we don't actually know the starting level of the coolant, so it may have been down a little for the 15k and 30k services. I only put on about 8k or 9k miles a year, so it was at least a year and a half ago that the 30k service happened. I NEVER look at the coolant because it has never shown signs of problems and it's a young vehicle. The service guy also said the foam can easily be caused by condensation and would be considered normal, barring other symptoms. I do a lot of short trips and that makes it less likely that the condensation would be removed from a hot engine.
Both the Toyota service guy and my mechanic agree that we should watch the coolant and the oil more carefully for a while. I'm inclined to think that the coolant loss happened over a matter of years and is ultimately not something that indicates big problems (like the need to replace head gaskets at $2k.
Has anyone else had experience with this problem? I don't see much reference to it here, though there is some on a couple of the other boards.
Thanks in advance.
#7592 of 7624 05 Tacoma rack and pinion
Jun 19, 2010 (10:31 pm)
Do I need to replace the whole rack & pinion assembly if the driver side boot is leaking grease? I asked NAPA tech and told me most likely I have to do the whole thing to make sure that no steering fluid is lost? Can I do that my self or I have to take it to the shop? Please advice.
#7593 of 7624 "Blown UP" Tacoma
Jun 23, 2010 (8:47 am)
When, and what year, did the Tacoma get "blown up" to the size of the Tundra...?
#7594 of 7624 Re: "Blown UP" Tacoma [wwest]
Jun 25, 2010 (12:06 pm)
2005. That's why this is the 2005+ forum.