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1st gen, common problems?

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

  1. Dec 25, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    loeborg

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    1st Generation Tacomas and cockroaches are the only things that will be moving when doomsday comes.
     
  2. Dec 25, 2010 at 9:37 PM
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    ****got the same thing going on here. you gotta get up under the truck and adjust the cord manually. its on the undercarriage beneath the driver seat*****

    edit...

    fail lol i didn't notice everyone has covered that issue a lot so far....

    ill continue reading the rest of this thread now
     
  3. Aug 3, 2011 at 11:59 PM
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    I hate how uncomfortable the seats are in my 2002 tacoma prerunner .. anyone have any suggestions?
     
  4. Aug 4, 2011 at 1:47 AM
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    1, mine works fine.
    2, O2 is fine and you can't fault a vehicle for you forgetting to put on your gas cap.
    3, Toyota didn't coat the frames, Dana did, take it up with Dana. As in Dana axles.
    4, mine only fail to retract when they're twisted.

    Any frame will rot off a car in the rust belt.

    My gripe is with myself, these dashes aren't made to take apart, mine now rattles because I've done it a few times
     
  5. Aug 4, 2011 at 1:54 AM
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    i gots a dash clock lol, its right next to my ignition so i just use the clock on my headunit
     
  6. Aug 4, 2011 at 1:57 AM
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    i just bought a 99 tacoma and it needs lots just wondring if anyone has had to change the center bearing on the driveshaft,

    ^ carrier bearing if i remember correctly. easy fix.


    and there is a little play side to side in the front tire wondering if anyone had any ideas of what that could be the tie rod ends are tight so ?? if someone could help it would be great



    ^ sounds like wheel bearing? if so get a case of beer and some buddies to laugh with cause when i changed mine on the jeep they kicked my azz


    :) hope i helped at all
     
  7. Aug 4, 2011 at 6:46 AM
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    take your pick... i'm going with either the corbeau A4 or corbeau TRS seats

    corbeau makes bolt in seat mounts for tacomas too

    http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/Seats-p-1-c-936.html
     
  8. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    I have a few problems.

    1. My gas tank randomly stopped working from a half tank and down. It works fine for the first half :confused:

    2. My cruise control stopped working. Not sure what happened.

    3. And my seatbelts dont retract very well at all.

    4. That stupid plastic on the side of the seat sucks and falls off every once in a while.

    5. I've had to replace 3 axle seals in 10k. One was my fault.

    6. My engine light just came on, need to go get that looked at...


    Thats about it, I need to get the gas tank, cruise control, and engine light looked at. But i use it, a lot, so Im not very upset. If it never saw dirt and I had these problems I would be pissed. You got to pay to play.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    Cast exhaust mani cracks on the 4 banger. Fix your cracked mani asap or you'll have to rebuild your cyl head like i had to do.

    tig welded mine
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Aug 9, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    Buy a factory header for an 03? 3rz, doesn't matter if you own a 2rz, it's a tube header. Google it for actual information
     
  11. Aug 9, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    i wanted to but didn't have the money when rebuilding, i plan on doing that soon. It takes all but 30 minutes to get the header off so I'm not worried about labor.
     
  12. Jan 27, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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    I know I'm almost a year or so late on this quote, but damn....dats funny! Think I just found my new signature.
     
  13. May 31, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    330,000 miles and still roaring :)
     
  14. May 21, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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    Thinking of getting a 2004 v6 Trd extended cab with 189k miles....what's a decent price? Interior was well taken care of and timing belt needs changed...guy is 2nd owner and I'm going to take a look ASAP...he wants 11k$ for it...too much? Just about to graduate from college and need something reliable for my new job AND I'm on a budget of 10k...located in Florida...
     
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  15. May 21, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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  16. May 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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    My only problems on my 2004 at 62,000 miles:

    1. Broken extended cab window latch dog bone. This happened when I used to live in AZ. Heat makes the plastic brittle over time. There is a guy on here who used to machine a aluminum version for folks.

    2. Squeaky clutch on the V6. Remove cheesy torsion spring/grommets and use Ace Hardware spring for $2.
     
  17. May 21, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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    yea its a 4X4(mechanical), TRD offroad package

    i would appreciate any advise as I need to call the guy asap
     
  18. May 21, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    Also check the cable at the end of the brake lever, they frey and snag at the end of the handle.
     
  19. May 21, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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    11 grand seems awful igh to me for that many miles.

    Was the timing belt done at 90,000?
     
  20. May 21, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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    These and the (might as well be) nonexistent dash clock are the only problems haha. Sometimes it's a pain to see depending on how you're sitting in the seat.. And the fact that you have to be sitting just right to see the clock is a problem in itself haha. Actually I had a girl ride to school with me for 3 months at the beginning of the year, and she rode with me last week and the first thing she said, "Your truck has a clock?!" My reply, "Exactly." lol.
     
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