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100,000 miles and trouble

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MJW, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Aug 3, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    MJW

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    I am closing in on 100,000 miles on my 05 Tacoma without any troubles until now. I am not sure if it is my drivetrain or my transmission. I am not sure how to discribe it. The truck is going fine then drags when I let up on the gas it stops. It is also making an unusual noise. Sounds like a treefrog in the cab. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Aug 3, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    JimBeam

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    have you checked to make sure you dont have a tree frog living in the cab?

    i wouldnt blame him
     
  3. Aug 3, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Have you changed your rear diff fluid and transmission fluid on schedule? I'd start with that and go from there. Also check your carrier bearing on the driveshaft
     
  4. Aug 3, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    Good advice. This is what I would do first.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    chopper

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    Tree frogs maybe!!
     
  6. Aug 3, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    jwjknorr

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    Yea i would say tree frog... they cause so many problems..
     
  7. Aug 3, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    Asgard

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    Sounds like a bad u-joint. Forget about greasing it, just replace.

    Helpful link : http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/60581-drive-shaft-problem.html
     
  8. Aug 3, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    Riff Raff

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    I would start off with greasing all the u joints....
     
  9. Aug 3, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    Asgard

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    ^^PreRunners have sealed u-joints, they cannot be greased.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2010 at 12:23 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I was having similar issues plus some bad vibrations and it ended up being ALL of my U-Joints and Carrier Bearing...Plus my Tranny Fluid need to be changed...when it rains it pours

    Edit: My truck just turned 108,000
     
  11. Aug 4, 2010 at 12:28 AM
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    Crap ! Mine is only a 07, how long do these damn trucks last ?
     
  12. Aug 4, 2010 at 12:35 AM
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    haha, calm yourself...wear and tear is to be expected! Especially if you wheel :eek:

    No Original parts last forever...over a long enough time line the survival rate for everything becomes 0 :laugh:
     
  13. Aug 4, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    Funny you mention that. Just yesterday I met up with my old Photo teacher and saw his 1942 Jeep(I believe, plus or minus a year or two maybe) and it's all original except a few little doo dads like a siren. I was so amazed that everything still worked like a charm. The engine was rebuild in like the 60's or something and that's it. Freaking incredible if you ask em. I wish Toyota made vehicles like they used to be made.
     
  14. Aug 4, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    headhunter247

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    Just turned over 99000 on my 05 DC OR. Ive been looking at what I need to do as far as maintanence as well. Im for sure doing plugs and tranny. How do I tell if my U joints arent ok?

    And, Ive felt like my truck has been that way ever since I bought it 60000 mi ago, when you let off the gas it stops, as hes describing above. No tree frogs here though.
     
  15. Aug 4, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    AeroCooper

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    Tree frogs are ok, for the most part. It's the Bull frogs you need to watch out for. They tear shit up like it's a china shop, and make a mad charge at you if you wear anything red into the truck.
     
  16. Aug 4, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    Ha, what if my trucks red ?!?!
     
  17. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    Mind if I ask what all that $et you back, or did you DIY ?
     
  18. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    Dark_Taco

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    Get a jar of flies. Let them go inside the cab......shortly you will see the frog. Go at him like a spider monkey!











    Then change the diff fluid......LOL
     
  19. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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  20. Aug 5, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    Did you solve the problem yet? If so what did you do? I have a similar problem with said treefrogs.
     
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