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Advice-Issue w/new Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by nighthawk87, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. nighthawk87

    nighthawk87 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Background: Around 600 miles I started noticing the truck had a somewhat jolting rough 1-2 shift and eventually started developing a backlash/thunk feel when coming to a stop. I now have 3500 miles on the truck and it continues to do it as well as what can only be described as a binding feeling when coming to a quicker stop and slowly letting off the brake towards the end.

    I have been to the local dealer and one other dealer for a total of 6 times thus far. Every single time they tell me it is a normal characteristic of the truck. I have had a corporate toyota guy inspect it and a corporate technician guy look at it. The corporate technician guy stated in the write up and per my service advisor that they "verified the condition" and it is normal.

    I am really fed up and tired of fighting. I really like the truck and don't want to get rid of it but just want this issue fixed. I really don't believe it is normal like they tell me.

    What do you guys think:

    Issues:
    -Backlash/clunk when coming to a relaxed stop.
    -Binding when coming to a stop and letting off the brake slowly towards the end (truck seems to jump).
    -Vibration (sometimes worse than others) at about 20-25mph deacclerating

    Anyone have these issues or had them and got them solved? Where should I go from here? Please PM me if you have as I really would like to get something done about this.

    Thank you for taking the time to read and I really appreciate any opinions or advice someone can give me.
     
  2. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    sorry to hear you are having problems. hopefully, they will get squared away quickly!!! did the dealers check the transmission fluid level?? sounds like maybe a part of the problem, then......they may need to look into the torque converter and maybe the drive shaft....................could end up being a faulty transmission. you need to stay on the dealers/corporates ass till they get your truck fixed!!
     
  3. nighthawk87

    nighthawk87 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    They've checked the trans fluid 3 times now and each time it is fine. As for the driveshaft, they've put it up on a lift and looked at it. Supposedly it is fine as well.
     
  4. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    then i guess now they need to check the carrier bearing in the diff and also check the torque converter in the transmission. thats about all i can think of that could be wrong.
     
  5. nighthawk87

    nighthawk87 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Would you be able to fax me a copy of your service printout? I keep telling them that replacing the driveshaft will fix my problems. Can you send me a PM and I'll send you my fax number? Please? I can't figure out how to send the PM....arhhhh
     
  6. nighthawk87

    nighthawk87 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    edited....
     
  7. nighthawk87

    nighthawk87 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Chazma,

    For some reason the option to PM you doesn't come up....You probably need to go in an change that. Can you please fax me a copy of your service invoice?

    I called Toyota corporate and they told me that my only option at this point is to file for arbitration. I really like the truck and really don't want to give it up when I know the driveshaft will probably fix the problem. Anyone have any ideas or have a friend at a toyota dealership in socal that can help me?????
     
  8. WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    ^Do yourself a favor and remove that fax#. You don't want that kind of trouble.

    To send a PM, click on the users screen name and you'll see "Send a private message to X" in the drop down box.
     
  9. nighthawk87

    nighthawk87 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thx.....any ideas for my situation
     
  10. WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Sounds to me like you're on the right track. I haven't had those issues so I can't really comment. However, if you continue to have problems, continue to elevate the issue. Go to the dealership GM next, then the owner, and then Toyota corporate.
     
  11. nighthawk87

    nighthawk87 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm already at Toyota corporate, and they said its normal...basically their done. My only option is arbitration (lawsuit).....its good to know Toyota stands behind their product...
     
  12. tacomaman06

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    send a pm to this guy......Siafu.........he works for toyota and he may be able to give you some pointers or help you out.
     
  13. LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    On my '06, I had an annoyance with the brakes. Coming to a stop, the truck jumped. However, it was just a small annoyance that didn't happen with any regularity (and the dealership couldn't reproduce it). I also couldn't tell if it was just my braking style - maybe I didn't push the brakes hard enough.

    However, on my '09, I can tell a definite difference in the feel of the brakes. No jumping. Brakes are stiffer...

    Hope you get your problem fixed.
     
  14. RelentlessTaco

    RelentlessTaco Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy Vendor

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    the jumping sounds like a torque converter not disengaging quick enough when you come to a stop. hope you get it fixed....
     
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