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Toyota Tacoma 2005+

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  • buskybusky Posts: 2
    my 07 tachoma top hwy mpg is 15.5 dealer says no check engine light no problems, they suggested putting different tires on the truck,(my wallet), the tailgate was replaced at 1,500 miles because it would not hold the weight of my harley, the plastic compartments in the bed keep falling out, right rear speaker rattles, hood flops from windgusts. FOR SALE only12,000 miles. i bought this truck on the reputation of past toyota trucks, so much for that. oh i almost forgot it blows black soot on the rear quarter from the exhaust, dealer had no answer.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    :surprise: Sounds like you need a new dealer.
  • Went to Toyota today and was talking to a sales rep and he informed me that the 2008 PreRunner no longer will have 4cy engines.Only 6cyl. Also the standard tacoma accsess/dc will no longer have v6 in them. Only 4cyl. Kind of sucks!...If you want a v6, you have to buy a PreRunner now. $$$$$$$$.......
  • HI all of you 05' and up tacoma owners and soon to be owners. I just wanted to let you know another tall tail of mine concerning the 05' tacoma I purchased BRAND NEW CROOKED off the lot. By the way toyota my truck is still CROOKED and for the dealershit to tell me "It falls into SPECS", come on toyota you are not going to get that number one spot doing this kind of @%$#. Anyway this past weekend I replaced my spark plugs and THANK GOD I did not put it off anymore because to start off the ridiculousness, three of them were torqued down to barely 5ft pds if that. And then there were three NGK and three Denso plugs. Why two different brands of plugs in a BRAND NEW truck is beyond me. toyota your reputation is going down and we will see if you get that number one spot on HONESTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • kreuzerkreuzer Posts: 113
    2008 Indianapolis Auto Show. I was looking at the 2008 Toyota Tacoma in it's most basic form. Toyota sells it as a 3 passenger truck, but I can't see fitting 3 people in it. I'd like to see the automatic shift back on the column so that a third person could actually fit in the single cab. Does anyone know if Toyota will bring back this configuration? I don't want/need an extra-cab. Any info. would be appreciated! Thanks to all.
  • I read here and on other sites allot about wind noise coming in around the doors or mirriors mounted to the doors. I have wind noise but not much. When I got out of my truck the other day my A/C was on high and I shut the door......well I don't know if anyone has ever noticed this but I get allot of air coming through my door lock where the key goes?????????....I have a 2000 prerunner also and I tried the same thing and no air escaping my lock???....Could it be on windy days wind penetrating the door locks making all this noise????.......I would hope not!....
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    I went to Fitzmall's website looking for a price on an 08 Prerunner standard cab and was told in their 5 state area Toyota does not market the Prerunner in the standard cab. They're located in Maryland. Can anyone confirm this?
  • wondering if anybody has one of these and how you like it
    is it weatherproof, keep dust out ?
    how does it attach?
    how's it do at highway speeds - noise?
    looking to sleep in the back on trips
  • I have a 2007 TRD offroad tacoma with 4 doors and was looking to get new tires. I got a steal on a set of Goodyear Wranglers 285-75-16, and was wondering what I should do to get the tires to clear. I want to get some Mojaves with teflon coating by American Racing and when I called a shop, they said 285 would not fit. I saw some "spacers" that gave a 2'' lift in the front and was wondering if they work well and if they would even work. Please let me know....Thanks!!
    :blush:
  • A few have commented on a similar problem... I'm in the process of trying to convince may dealer of the problem.

    Noise is subtle, but really irritating-- sort of a high pitched buzz/vibration.. almost insect-like. Audible (to me at least) maybe 80% of the time I have fan on. More obvious at low fan speeds. I ititially thought a pine needle or something had gotten into the fan, but dealer say's it's clean.

    Like others, I feel crazy when I describe to a dealer.. maybe I have bionic ears or something- but it irritates the crap out of me when I hear it. Anybody ever get a definitive diagnosis/remedy? I'm about to argue to just get a new fan ordered under warranty...
  • After the noise raised from needing bionic ears to being so loud it sounded like a track from "Psycho", I pulled the fan unit out myself and took it apart. The motor was full of bearing dust. After cleaning it I put anti-seize lubricant on it and it made it worse. I called my dealer (who gives an automatic 6K extended warranty to get customers) and I was honest with them that I took it apart. Since I had complained about three previous times on record they looked at it, ordered a new blower unit, and replaced it for free. Now, I'm not 100% satisfied b/c I still hear an odd noise that none of my previous automobiles have made when the fan is on but given what it was like, I'll take it. Tell your dealer that the blower unit motor has defective bearings. They have to actually remove the unit, behind the glove box, and open it up, remove the motor, and look at it and they will see that the motor is all scratched from the bearings.

    Honestly, Toyota should do a recall on this because it still isn't perfect and Toyota does boast that it makes a "perfect" product.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Honestly, Toyota should do a recall on this because it still isn't perfect and Toyota does boast that it makes a "perfect" product.

    No they really don't. LEXUS boasts a Relentless Pursuit of Perfection, in various iterations over the years..... Toyota boasts very little, actually... Their reputation is nearly perfect though. They are still machines - it's a miracle they work at all. We are SO SPOILED these days....

    Go find a 1957 Chevy truck, and turn the fan on (if it even had one, and if it will work) - see how the noise is...,... You won't be able to tell, because the REST of the damn thing will be so loud!
  • I'm interested in hearing from anyone with experience plowing snow with a Tacoma. How well does it work for residential use? What's a good plow for this truck?

    I would be using it for two driveways here in northwest PA. One is paved, about 800 feet long, with about 30 feet of elevation. The other is 600 feet, unpaved, about 50 feet of elevation from bottom to top.

    Thanks in advance for your opinions/advice!
  • pilotpilot Posts: 9
    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS A HOMELINK REAR VIEW MIRROR AND WHERE TO GET A GOOD DEAL,
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    Anyone know when the 2009's are scheduled to hit the dealers? I'm considering a 2008 Prerunner base cab but want to wait until a few months before the 2009's are out.
  • Noticed your truck is licenced in AZ, where at? I'm trying to find a good look for my 07 Tacoma, I'd like to check yours out. I think I'm gonna go with Goodyear Wrangler 285/70R17 not sure about the wheels though. I like your wheels.
  • I found this good deal. $880 for 7yr/100k mile Toyota Platinum warranty for a 4x4 V6 Tacoma. Your particular model might cost even less than this.

    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=209848

    ;)
  • Yeah, I've got a Homelink Mirror. I got it on Ebay.

    I have some pics and install instructions in my CarDomain. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/832238
  • X-runners only come in Access Cab, 2wd, V6, 6-speed Manual trans.
  • scangauge for 110.00 ? who sells for this price
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