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Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Franette, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Dec 19, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    Franette

    Franette [OP] New Member

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    As an owner with little time to look this up, I need answers to the following:
    (1) Does this Tacoma have a timing belt? What would happen if it goes out; how much damage would it do - ruin the engine?

    (2) Is there a connection between timing belts and cylinder compression? (I'm running on 20% compression in one cylinder.)

    (3) Is there a reason the engine would not turn off with the keys out of the ignition place and the brakes on? (The only way I got out of this one was the burning of my starter which the mechanic said was due to the battery; so can a battery keep a car on when the keys are out?

    (4) Sorry for the ignorance, but does my transmission need flushing which I never heard from my regular (5-yr) mechanic? Could the lack of flushing a transmission cause the truck to halt (twice) when going 25 mph and, eventually proceed?

    (5) What is ruined in a truck by driving with the engine light flashing?
     
  2. Dec 19, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    No belt...I think its a chain :)
     
  3. Dec 19, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    You have a timing chain. And you dont need to "Flush" the tranny....Just change the oil every 30k or so miles. Get the code read and we can give you more info
     
  4. Dec 19, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    kevhogaz

    kevhogaz Low Speed, High Drag

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    I answered all these in his other thread.

     
  5. Dec 19, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    "other" thread, you say....:spy:.....fixed....
     
  6. Dec 19, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Did you delete one? Because I can still see both threads.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Nope. I brought kevhogazs' reply, and copied it into this thread. :)
     
  8. Dec 19, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    Jigzor

    Jigzor Well-Known Member

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    Showing off Mod power.
     
  9. Dec 19, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    But in a Helpful, and friendly way. :D
     
  10. Dec 21, 2009 at 11:02 PM
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    dually

    dually Low and slow

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    Not as many as the 98..
    sounds like this truck needs all new electrical system, engine and transmission...
     
  11. Dec 21, 2009 at 11:59 PM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    sounds like V8 time hahaha
     
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