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2005 questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by canadiancon, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    canadiancon

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    Hello everyone,

    im new to the forum and ill soon be a taco owner. im from BC Canada

    i am about to purchase a 2005 trd off road 4x4 double cab with 71000km. I just want to know if there is anything specific i should look for, i am a heavy duty technician apprentice so i know what to look for i just want to know if there is anything i need to watch out for that is not so obvious?

    thanks
     
  2. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    chris4x4

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  3. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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  4. Jun 4, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    And there were a few who had failing motor mounts. Mine still look brand new after all this time (and miles), but I guess some had problems:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/21849-05-motor-mounts-failed-failing.html

    And if it has the original windshield, there may be a tiny pinhole leak in the seal going around the windshield above the mirror. If so, it will cause a reed-like buzzing sound when the air currents over the windshield hit about 75 mph or above.

    Edit:
    I should have also mentioned to check for a worn front differential bearing. If it has a mild vibration in the steering wheel/brake pedal and it goes away in 4wd, then that's what it is. A pricey thing to fix. But it isn't specific to the '05.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2010 at 11:46 PM
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    TMCAEG

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    I just bought myself a 05 TRD OR 6 speed w/ 58,000KM. Not sure what your going to pay but PM me and I'll give you my details.

    IF it's a 6speed check for the release bearing letting go. I had to fix mine but based on sound only there was no way to know when I bought it - would have had to done an inspection. Does yours have the extended warranty?
     
  6. Jun 5, 2010 at 4:38 AM
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    canadiancon

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    ok cool, so nothing to major besides the motor mounts, but those will be easy to spot.

    thanks for the info
     
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