I want to thank everyone who's helped me on my first taco purchase. After 5 weeks of searching everyday, I finally have one sitting in my driveway. The body and frame are in great shape and the engine/tranny runs smooth. However, there are a few problems hopefully someone can help with:
- Rear window "latch" is broken (Black metal piece connected to the car and not gray plastic connected to the window). Is this a common occurance and something I can replace?
- Heating/Cooling issues. The truck's temp gauge will stay in the middle as long as I am moving. Once I stop at a red light, you can see the gauge creep up. Goes back down once I'm moving again. Could this be something small like a thermostat, radiator cap, or air in the system? Or something bigger like the fan, radiator, or water pump?
- Passenger side mirror seems weird and magnified. It does not have the usual "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear". Is this normal for this truck or did a previous owner change it out?
Here's a picture of the truck, I will try to post some more in the picture thread once it's cleaned up.