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1st gen, common problems?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ZenkaiTaco, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    ZenkaiTaco

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    Sup guys, I was really thinking about getting a 2nd gen, but after reading about all the problems those things have I'm considering a cheaper 1st gen. Especially since the 2nd gen's are so damn expensive.

    Now to my question, I haven't noticed any stickies here in the 1st gen section about common problems or tsb's. Is it just cause the 1st gens are bullet proof/perfect/last longer then you'll live or what? Thanks guys.
     
  2. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    JDMcQ

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    I STILL can't find the damn dash clock
     
  3. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    nelson18matt

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    there's a dash clock?
     
  4. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    Exactly!!!
     
  5. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:23 AM
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    Should be included in the SR5 package
     
  6. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    TacomaJack09

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    ^ No timing belt replacement here :D!!!

    List of Cons (Easy Fixes tho)

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    Dash Clock
     
  7. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    BrokenTusk

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    The only major issues I've been seeing with the 1st gens is that they are slightly less awesome then the 2nd Gens. :D

    :crapstorm:
     
  8. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    Fixed that for you.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    It's a joke. *taps keyboard* Is this thing on?
     
  10. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    :eek:...........................:anonymous:
     
  11. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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  12. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    weak leafs......aal can take care of that for the most part...or a new set of leafs.......dash clock is in a decidedly dumb spot......steering rack bushings wear out quick...but replacement is cheap and easy......other than that.....i havent really found too much bad in my first gen. i like it alot better than the 06 that i previously had.
     
  13. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    I don't recall if mine had one..........:confused:
     
  14. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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  15. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    Pre- 01's cast exhaust manifold on 4cyl are notorious for cracking.
     
  16. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    Thanks for all the quick replies! All these problems are minimal and can fixed easily unlike the 2nd gen wheel bearings and front diff bearing.

    Its funny you menion the clock. I noticed that when I was driving my dads 04. I had to move and duck down to see the clock past the steering wheel heh.
     
  17. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    like others have said:
    - frame rust
    - weak springs
    - steering bushings

    i love my 2000, and i'm going to drive it til the wheels fall off.

    p.s. mine doesn't even have a dash clock (and it's not worth putting in because of its silly location) so i just have my headunit set to always display the time. :)
     
  18. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    Oh and don't forget to add the endless Check Engine Light gremlins...
     
  19. Dec 14, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    Barnone

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    Never had a check engine light on my stock 2002 2.4l.
    My cell phone is my clock cause my plain jane tacoma didn't come with one.:)
    No problems with mine but it only has 101k mies.
     
  20. Dec 14, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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