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3rd Gen DIY maintenance quick reference

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by renau001, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Apr 20, 2019 at 5:31 AM
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    jtifm

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  2. Apr 20, 2019 at 9:39 AM
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    I read up on what I could find online about the felt washers, and found nothing definitive about their mechanism of action. There was a lot of conjecture, but nothing I could feel comfortable about. Supposedly they are impregnated with something, but no one appeared to have the inside story on them. I just use this stuff.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004AWO4NI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    I’d like to note something about the battery water levels. What’s important is keeping water over the tops of the lead plates, and keeping an even amount of electrolyte between the cells. If the plates get exposed to air they die off very quickly. It’s easiest to make sure they are level if you fill to the bottom of the fill holes. Also, losing/using water is a normal part of battery operation for non-sealed battery! This isn’t something Toyota did wrong.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    quick problem here: so today i started my truck and let it run for like 5 mins, got in to leave, put it in reverse. Looked back to make sure i was clear and slowly let of the brake, well it felt like the hulk had just yanked me by the tow hitch. it made a noticeable clank and it was like i had floored it, what i did floor was the brake. anyone had this happen? dont know if i should have stealership look at it. working fine now so they might say: "Cant replicate problem".
     
  5. Apr 21, 2019 at 2:34 AM
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    at least it will be documented. or the tech may find something. if you think it's a stealership, do some homework and find a more reliable mechanic.
     
  6. May 8, 2019 at 11:28 PM
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    I added just over 12 ounces of distilled water to the battery after 3 years (in June) of use to get the water level to form a meniscus. I was surprised at how much water I had to add.

    The only thing I would add to your post, is to make sure you do it once you know the battery is fully charged. Take it for a good drive and then check the levels. If you do this after the trucks been sitting for a few days, you may end up overfilling the fluid.
     
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  8. May 10, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    nice write up
     

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