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Old 03-12-2009, 02:38 PM   #1
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Well I went and bought me a used 99 Tacoma SR5, V6, 4X4, Automatic.

I know very little to nothing about these Taco's other than it was expensive for a used vehicle. I know even less about 4X4's, so I am hoping to learn a thing or two about it.
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:41 PM   #2
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:41 PM   #3
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good choice at the buy..how much did you pay and how many miles???
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:51 PM   #4
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Welcome to TW. Something must have clicked in your head cause you said it was expensive for a used vehicle, but bought it anyway. Lot's of info to be had here.
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:01 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum!

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Old 03-12-2009, 03:44 PM   #8
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good choice at the buy..how much did you pay and how many miles???
6800 and 190K

more than what I wanted to do for a used truck, but it was the only one out of about 20 that the engine did not skip or the transmission doesn't slip, so I bought it, OUCH!

However, after buying it I noticed (forgive me for not knowing the proper names and stuff) a piece of the drive shaft has slung fresh grease the undercarriage. On the rear axle there is what I think is called a universal joint and connected to it is a small pipe that goes into the larger drive shaft pipe and I think there is a grease nipple there as well. Anyways, it looks like the grease may be coming out where smaller pipe enters the larger pipe. Is this a bad thing? What is this problem called and do I need to get it fixed soon?

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Old 03-12-2009, 04:05 PM   #9
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If it has fresh grease then that is good. It sounds like the "driveshaft" was over greased but thats better than under greased :P
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:08 PM   #10
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Anyways, it looks like the grease may be coming out where smaller pipe enters the larger pipe. Is this a bad thing? What is this problem called and do I need to get it fixed soon?

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That sounds like the slip yoke. What you are describing sounds normal. I wouldn't worry about it.......probably overgreased like someone said.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:14 AM   #13
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6800 and 190K

more than what I wanted to do for a used truck, but it was the only one out of about 20 that the engine did not skip or the transmission doesn't slip, so I bought it, OUCH!

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NOT COOL!

So I was digging around on the site and familiarizing myself when I found the FRAME posts. I called my dealer and he said 'No it doesn't look like your vehicle is involved' and told me to call 800 number to make sure. I called the 800 number and BAM, 'your vehicle is involved' said the nice lady.

NOT COOL!

I don't know if I want to go through this ordeal of frame replacement or cash in. I have a brand new (6 months old) Camry and I know I won't get a good trade in so getting a new Tacoma is looking pretty bad. It took me forever and hundreds of miles of traveling to find the used one I have now. I would rather buy a new one but then I would have a car and truck payment.

BUMMED OUT.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:40 PM   #14
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You need to make sure your frame is bad before you get all bummed out. Thay aren't all bad and the warranty was extended to 15 years from new.
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The frame checked out and everything was good. This was a great truck for me, but now I am in a new 2010 Black Sand Pearl.
Congrats on the truck man. It beats the 1999 Taco! Post pictures!!! We all want to see the new truck. Welcome to Tacoma World!
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