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1st gen, common problems?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by ZenkaiTaco, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Jdaniel1274

    Jdaniel1274 Well-Known Member

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    It has all pretty much been said. I have only had to do routine maintenance type stuff and I have 188K miles on my 2001. i have done the timing belts and had a tie rod to replace. The rest of the work I did on it was stuff I wanted to do. The 3.4 V6 is making a name for itself as bulletproof. All in all, the 1st gens are what the 2nd gens should be. :stirthepot:
     
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    STLharry Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    The clock location was the same from 84 to 04 basically. It has never occured to me that it was a bad location.
     
  6. Honey badger

    Honey badger Honey badger hits whatever tree he wants to hit!!

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    Anyone have issues with CV boots?
     
  7. Honey badger

    Honey badger Honey badger hits whatever tree he wants to hit!!

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  8. Pig Punisher

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    Yeah but only if you lift over 2.75 or so. A boot slip mod helps.
     
  9. Honey badger

    Honey badger Honey badger hits whatever tree he wants to hit!!

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    Ok so that would be the cause of my leaky boots but it is the inner boots that are leaking not the outte. Can the mod be done on the inner and how would you do it? Hmmmm I think you may need the TC mod to begin having issues with boots, just sayin.
     
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    Pretty sure I have the TC mod. Unfortunately its usually the inners that get overextended. Search boot slip mod, if not on here I know its on ttora. Basically you put a clamp inside your boot to keep it from sliping on the shaft and then clamp the boot normally. Keeps the fins from touching.
     
  11. Honey badger

    Honey badger Honey badger hits whatever tree he wants to hit!!

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    TC mod wasn't intended for you lol sorry if was for the guy with the pre-runner;). Ok so it is normaly the inners that have issues right and the slip mod shold fix this? Or a diff drop I bet if I had one of those I wouldn't be here with this issue.:D
     
  12. Pig Punisher

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    Diff drop can't hurt but prob won't help much either. however for $30 I will def do the diff drop when I go up another inch.
     
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    747 function > form

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    OP, glad you're considering getting a 1st Gen. They're superior in all regards to their fatter, younger brothers, the 2nd Gens.

    As far as problems, I think they've all been addressed (though I've only experienced weak leafs and the resulting axle wrap). With regular maintenance, my truck feels bulletproof (sig excepting).

    Let us know what you get, and post pics!
     
  14. Honey badger

    Honey badger Honey badger hits whatever tree he wants to hit!!

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    Yea I wish I would have done that months ago. Ok so I looked into the slip mod a lil and it looks pretty simple you use the old clamp to hold it from the inside and then also clamp it normally right and this is for the inner boots next to the diff? BTW thanks for the info.
     
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    What? Tacomas, both gen1 and 2 are VERY solid...
     
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    x2 and welcome
    you got it. If you're replacing your inners anyway its simple
     
  17. Honey badger

    Honey badger Honey badger hits whatever tree he wants to hit!!

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    I guess the only hard part about it will be the I will have to remove the shaft from the diff, not fun :eek:
     
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    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    WTF is all this hating on the dash clock!!!
    I like the placement toyota chose.
    Go dash clock!!!!:D
     
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    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    Make sure your brake fluid is topped off. I tried doing just about everything that people posted on various threads to get it fixed, but nothing seemed to work. My problem was that my brake light would come on when the emergency brake seemed to be disengaged. If i pushed on the emergency brake handle, then the light would go out. As soon as I let go of it though, the light would come back on. I checked the brake fluid, since I know how sensitive it is, but that was fine. I was getting between 12 and 18 clicks when I engaged it, so I knew that was fine. I just had to lubricate the release spring and it worked like a charm! The spring is under the truck on the driver's side, like right by the side of the cab. yOu'll see it, and if you don't, you can follow the ebrake line to it.

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  20. Honey badger

    Honey badger Honey badger hits whatever tree he wants to hit!!

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    Pig Punisher what do you think about just replacing the front axle instead of dealing with the tear down of the cv boot?
     
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