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Old 12-19-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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basic requirements

As an owner with little time to look this up, I need answers to the following:
(1) Does this Tacoma have a timing belt? What would happen if it goes out; how much damage would it do - ruin the engine?

(2) Is there a connection between timing belts and cylinder compression? (I'm running on 20% compression in one cylinder.)

(3) Is there a reason the engine would not turn off with the keys out of the ignition place and the brakes on? (The only way I got out of this one was the burning of my starter which the mechanic said was due to the battery; so can a battery keep a car on when the keys are out?

(4) Sorry for the ignorance, but does my transmission need flushing which I never heard from my regular (5-yr) mechanic? Could the lack of flushing a transmission cause the truck to halt (twice) when going 25 mph and, eventually proceed?

(5) What is ruined in a truck by driving with the engine light flashing?
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:41 PM   #2
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No belt...I think its a chain
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:02 PM   #3
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You have a timing chain. And you dont need to "Flush" the tranny....Just change the oil every 30k or so miles. Get the code read and we can give you more info
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:07 PM   #4
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I answered all these in his other thread.

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As an owner with little time to look this up, I need answers to the following:



(1) Does this Tacoma have a timing belt? What would happen if it goes out; how much damage would it do - ruin the engine? (I'm at 93K now; purchased the vehicle at 147K; so now have 230K)

If your truck is a 4 cyl., then it has a chain.

(2) Is there a connection between timing belts and cylinder compression? I'm running on 20% compression in one cylinder until I decide if buying an engine is worth it. Is it?

No. If you have low compression in one ylinder, you need engine repairs, that are most likely not related to the timing chain.

(3) Is there a reason the engine would not turn off with the keys out of the ignition place and the brakes on? (The only way I got out of this one was the burning of my starter which the mechanic said was due to the battery; so can a battery keep a car on when the keys are out?

You have some serious electrical problems that need to be fixed before you burn your truck to the ground. It may be as simple as an ignition switch, but definitely figure out the problem.

(4) Sorry for the ignorance, but does my transmission need flushing which I never heard from my regular (5-yr) mechanic? Could the lack of flushing a transmission cause the truck to halt (twice) when going 25 mph and, eventually proceed?

No.

(5) What is ruined in a truck by driving with the engine light flashing?

It depends on the code, and what it's related to. The light is on to tell you that you have a problem that needs to be addressed.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:09 PM   #5
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I answered all these in his other thread.
"other" thread, you say.........fixed....
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:18 PM   #7
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Did you delete one? Because I can still see both threads.
Nope. I brought kevhogazs' reply, and copied it into this thread.
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Nope. I brought kevhogazs' reply, and copied it into this thread.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:22 PM   #9
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sounds like this truck needs all new electrical system, engine and transmission...
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