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Old 12-29-2008, 09:34 AM   #1
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With all the talk of the '05 motor mounts... Should one buy one used?

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So I've been searching for a used Taco for a little while now. I've got my heart set on a Speedway blue access cab. I've seen them around but the question arises: If I found an '05, is the risk of the motor mounts failing worth it? Keep in mind I wouldn't be the original owner nor do I know if the warranty is still contingent (let alone Toyota admitting the problem and agreeing to fix it). There seems to be a few variables I suppose... Is it worth it?

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the tacoma in general is one hell of a truck. IF there are motor mounts failing i would assume that later on down the road toyota HAS to take care of the issue. its a safety thing, so a voluntary or mandatory recall should be issues. I would say even with a few TSB's, and the mount issue, I wouldnt drive anything else.


If its worth it, thats a personal thing, but i could almost guarantee that there are lots of us that would buy again knowing about the issues.

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Well I just thought Toyota was giving a few people a hard time about these motor mounts. Not to mention, I wouldn't even be buying it new so I don't even know how the warranty issue is going to come up with there. Given the newer models with the reinforced mounts, is it an issue of how many were affected or how long yours will be affected? I don't want to get screwed...

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Also I work with someone at work who is driving an '05 Taco and I forwarded them the links but they keep saying "My truck is driving fine, nothing is wrong". They are not checking their truck. I can't even check it because I'm not even remotely close to being mechanical and although there are pictures of the mounts, not WHERE TO LOOK....... eh?
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Also I work with someone at work who is driving an '05 Taco and I forwarded them the links but they keep saying "My truck is driving fine, nothing is wrong".

heh sounds like somebody i work with too.... both have 06, but mine is the 4 access cab, his is the six double..... i have no issues with mine, but he refuses to check his.... one of the can't see it, its not there kind of thing i guess......


Toyota has been giving issues from what i hear as well, but there havent been enough complaints documented for them to warrant an immediate fix
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Since its Used, you do have the right to have an independent inspection done on any vehicle here in FL. Tell a mechanic about the issue and have them look at it, or try and meet up with another forum member thats in your area and have them take a look...

Thats the best way to check the mounts unless you want to know how to do it, id be more than willing to pm you where to look

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Hey BR217398, the truck I'm actually looking at is in GA (another one, at least)! So it's hard to get it inspected when I'm soooo far away. But once again, say it is inspected, is it a matter of time or what??

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if it looks fine, and you dont go offroading, your fine... if you plan to off road, then it is just a matter of time.... I feel............
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my 2 cents

I own an 05 and haven't seen any mount problems, but than again I don't off-road or pull a boat with my truck. I bought it mostly for looks and it has done quite well in attracting women may I add...LOL
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I own an 05 and haven't seen any mount problems, but than again I don't off-road or pull a boat with my truck. I bought it mostly for looks and it has done quite well in attracting women may I add...LOL
Same here. I've put 173k miles on mine.
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