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1st gen differences?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by nd4spdbh, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Oct 14, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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    Assuming they changed from like a 3.73 to 4.10's? how did that effect MPG?
     
  2. Oct 14, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    3.93s came in prerunner. All 4x4 V6s manual pretty much came with 4.10s. 4 banger manuals came with 4.30s and 4 banger autos came with 4.56s sometimes.

    High gear ratios means less strain on the motor. So usually better mpgs.

    If you want to know what your truck came with. Use this sheet and the code found in the drivers door

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/6iidyyk5s3k4k73/All_Toyota_Truck_Axle_Codes.pdf
     
  3. Oct 14, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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    thank you for the info!!!

    alls i know is in the case of my 2500hd chevy with 4.10's i get 12mpg vs my buddy with the same truck with the 3.73 gears getting 16-17..... 12mpg B L O W S!
     
  4. Oct 17, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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    are torque converter issues common on the 1st gens. i got a guy with a VERY clean 02 with 130k miles and he is selling it but has it in the shop getting the torque converter replaced because he said it "made noise"
     
  5. Oct 18, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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    so i spoke to the guy and it was not the torque converter but the solenoids in the transmission. Is this a common problem? The torque converter is just being replaced as the transmission is out.

    Also price. $11k for 130k miles 02 TRD 4x4 with FJ trail team rims, 265x75 16 BFG's, small lift, brand new timing belt and water pump, new shocks, WHITE access cab with sunroof.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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    I heard that some older RAV 4s had a terrible problem like this, and in some cases it sounded like solenoids, but if they arent' fixed quickly enough, the whole transmisison is fucked. There was a big settlement and replacement program. A friend just missed it nad she had to pay for a whole new tranny.

    I haven't heard about the 1st gen Tacomas having issues like this. But then I don't pay attention to auto tranny probs.

    If it is "making noise," I wouldn't go near it. Damage is probably already done.
     
  7. Oct 18, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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    ok some more details. Spoke to the shop doing the work on the truck

    Its P0741 ... so torque converter lock up clutch wasnt locking up, probably due to a solenoid but they are replacing both the torque converter and solenoids.
     
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