Last post on Apr 21, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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#44 of 53 Re: mileage problem with '98 Toyota Tacoma [mitchellfarms]
Jun 24, 2009 (6:28 pm)
It could be the thermostat which is stuck in the open position thus not allowing the engine to warm to normal operating temperature. The electronic "brain" of the truck then knows that the engine has not yet warmed up so continues to pump more than necessary gasoline into the cylinders.
Mar 27, 2010 (1:32 pm)
I have a 05 Tacoma 4x4 . When I turn the seering wheel it bucks. I have filled the fluid but still have the problem. I also checked the ball joint I know you can not lube it but it sure looks like it could use some greese. Anybody have and ideas?
#47 of 53 Re: Engine backfire??? [kj4x4taco]
May 15, 2010 (5:37 pm)
I have the same backfire problem with my 2006 Tacoma 4X4 TRD extended crew cab with 60K miles. I took it for a tune up and into the freeway at 55-60mph i heard a backfire and at first i thought it was from another vehicle. The following early morning (5 am) in a quiet neighborhood, i heard the backfire and I knew then that it was mine, so I called the dealer and ask me to take it in. I've been asked to drive with their master mechanic and drove into the freeway at the speed that it occurs, and i heard one backfire and the mechanic did not heard it, and we went on around and at that time it did not happened and went back into the dealership and was asked to leave it for the day and will call back. I took it in three times and was told the same thing to drive the truck as long as it is running! I am waiting for the customer survey on-line by toyota and definitely complain and express total dissatisfaction on the service and the quality of the truck. This will be my last toyota vehicle that i will own and will be a lesson learned.
#48 of 53 rumbling noise
Jul 19, 2010 (8:50 am)
i just purchased a 06 2wd pre runner double cab with 41k miles, i like the truck but its making a funny noise from the rear end i think. When i turn out on a street and turn left or right and accelerate, the truck has a low grumbling/ vibration noise that goes away after the turn is completed. It doesnt do it while traveling on the highway, or on high speed turns, it only happens when turning and accelerating from a stop. Driving around in a parking lot is where it is most noticable. I have checked the rear brakes and they are fine, i even lubed the brake shoes backing plates and changed the diff oil, but this noise still persists. Anyone have any ideas?
#49 of 53 Re: rumbling noise [dean40]
Jul 28, 2010 (8:42 am)
man i feel silly. i fixed this problem by adding lsd additive, problem solved.
#50 of 53 2001 Toyota Tacoma 4WD
Aug 25, 2011 (9:47 am)
#51 of 53 2001 Toyota Tacoma 4WD
Aug 25, 2011 (9:47 am)
When I turn left one of my front wheels makes an awful grinding noise, but not while I'm driving straight or turtning right. What could this be?
#53 of 53 Car jerking around going uphill
Apr 21, 2012 (2:52 pm)
hello fellow car wizards!
i have a question about my tacoma 4 door 2001 truck.
it seems that it recently developed a very strange problem, and i am worried
that the transmission is going out (scary thought). there are some events
that happened that caused the problem. i went driving up the mountain with
5 kids and another adult, car was loaded. it worked all good, but going down the breaks overheated and smoked... pretty badly. i stopped and waited for them to cool off, but when i started driving again i realized the
breaks are not working too wel, i guess the break fluid boiled and created
a bubble. desperately trying to stop i pulled on the hand break ( going about
5 mph on somewhat level road ) and that didnt work so i pushed the tranny to park out of panic, it clicked a few times but didnt help, eventually i shifted
down to 2nd and low gear and managed to stop the car. i didnt have a problem described below for q few days...but i been noticing the problem gotten worse... going uphill, especially, the car starts to jerk around as if something is slipping inside. yet, when on low gear this problem isnt so bad or even noticible. i also notcied that if i turn off the overdrive it helps the
problem going uphill. anyone here may have a clue what this might be? i'd grately appreciate since i dont have a lot of funds to take it to dealer or expensive mechanic.
one of my friends recommended to try to plug the vacuum tube that gives power breaks the juice, and see if problem goes away then its the vacuum chamber got screwed up with this break incidence. another friend recommended flushing transmission fluid and replacing filter. but i did look into the transmission fluid color looks red, and not burned.
i will be checking this forum to see if anyone replied.