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1995 Tacoma 3.0 low power

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by scottmo, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Sep 28, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    5.29 crawlers locker in front 5 inch super lift
    Truck has 35x12.50 tires 5.29 crawlers front and rear. Locker in front runns great at idel and mid-range highway speed 5th gear maybe 60 to 62 at best not missing or back frieing. New cap and roter and fuel filter. any idea on were to look next thanks.
     
  2. Sep 28, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    head gasket???
     
  3. Sep 28, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    Haven't had to add any water and isn't getting hot??????????????
     
  4. Sep 28, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    Mileage on the truck?
     
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  6. Sep 28, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    Haven't changed plugs in a while could this cause low power????????????
     
  8. Sep 28, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    It is a good starting point and easy to to do. It is possible. Here is a good chart on how to "read" your plugs. Make sure the new ones are properly gapped.

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  9. Sep 28, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    its ran fine until now? how long have u had it?
     
  10. Sep 29, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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    About 6 months will the large tires and larger gear have that much effect?????????
     
  11. Sep 29, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    it just happened since u put the tires on and gears in?
     
  12. Sep 29, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    Before it wasn't as sluggish as it is now when you go from first gear to second you have to work the gas peddle it acts like it doesn't want to go kinda hesitata haven"t changed plugs or cleaned throttle body yet hope that is the problem and mayby clean the injectors?????????
     
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    Well these tires will suck the power out of a motor that was lacking power to start with..

    You may want to research a way to adjust the Clock spring on the Air box.
    Then adjust the gap in plugs. Add a hotter coil pack and make sure all the grounds are clean and the battery is strong.

    When I worked at the dealer and saw a few hunder of these get rebuilt do to head gasket campain we sent a few out for porting polishing.
    THese motors neve did much even when you did do everything right.
    But 20 HP can befound with adding a hotter spark and better air flow and headers...

    But you need to research this. It is not legal in all states.
     
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    35" tires..?? Uh, yeah.
     
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    yeah really dude if all this happened when you re-geared and put on 35" tires, then that is your problem
     
  16. Sep 30, 2009 at 6:01 AM
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    Thanks for the info I will try the air box and coil pack idea. Thanks
     
  17. Sep 30, 2009 at 6:01 AM
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    Ok the 5.29s will spin those 35's without a problem. My 89 had a 3.0 5.29's and 35's and no problems and still had ok power even with a dead cylinder. A 3.0 will never win races and was underpowered from the factory.

    No mater what you do to it to get power it will still suck.

    I bet your HG's are failing. Check your oil!! If the oil is ok run seafoam through it. Also clean your airfilter, change your fuel filter. If you get really crazy put a leak down tester on the engine.
     
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    These 3.slow engines are notorious for being under powered. BTW, you have a Hilux, not a Tacoma.
     
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