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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yaceyko, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    yaceyko

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    Hi All,

    In November I was the proud new owner of a 2010 Alpine white TRD double cab, now 5 months later i'm not so proud. In the 5 months and 15,000km i have owned the truck i have had two no starts, first one everything seemed dead yet everything worked but the starter. Toyota blamed it on the guys that installed my CompuStar car starter. Fair enough Toyota built the truck if they say it was the starter guys then it might be the starter guys, starter guys checked everything and said it wasn't there fault but for some reason the truck started, oh well it works I was happy to have my truck I didn't want to fight with them anymore. Now a month and a half later i'm at home waiting for the tow truck again. I woke up to start my truck and nothing again it seemed like the same problem but with one difference, there was a noise. At first I thought to check the battery, it was charged. Everything worked but it wouldn't start, im not sure where the noise is coming from but it is a constant growl, its not the normal starter grind. I don't know what the noise is but Toyota will hopefully help me. Is this normal? An almost brand new Toyota Truck being towed twice? I feel like im getting screwed over now, I brought a Toyota because I had faith in them, now i'm not so sure. In Canada we have Toyota commercials that say "80% of the Toyotas 20 years ago, are still on the road today!" I have a feeling mine wont be one. Does anyone know who I can talk to at Toyota to get this sorted out, i feel the dealer as great as they are, are just giving me the run around. I love my truck and all I want is for me to be able to rely on my truck. Nothing like getting stuck in the middle of the mountains. If I could trust a 2002 GMC Jimmy why cant I trust a 2010 Toyota Taco.

    Thats my vent, if anyone has a suggestion please let me know.

    Still waiting on that tow truck.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    Let me see here, it worked fine BEFORE the starter was installed. Now AFTER the insatllation is when the issue occurred..................come on dude. Let common sense prevail.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    yaceyko

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    I know where your coming from, i get that i have that common sense. But why would the starter make a nose when i use the key? You would think that car starter wouldnt let anything happen?
     
  4. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    Because something is wrong with the remote start system; loose connection, faulty unit, etc.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    Which model did you get?
     
  6. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    Have the install guy pull the car starter, get your cash back or dispute it on credit card, and then see how it works.

    Doesn't seem like you got a lemon, you made it one.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    yaceyko

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    Check replaced and double checked.
     
  8. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    :facepalm: bad wiring, loose connection...its not your trucks fault, man. take that shitty remote start unit out and I bet you wont have any more problems
     
  9. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    The model is a RF-P2W9000-SS i have had the same model in two other trucks and not a problem. Why wont it work in this truck? Others use it?
     
  10. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    Exactly. That's the first thing I would've done. Disable/unhook the starter - see if the eliminates the problem. Always eliminate the most likely/simplest issues first.
     
  11. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    Are they tacomas?
     
  12. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    It may have worked in other trucks but there is the possibility that the install as not done correctly this time.
     
  13. Apr 1, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    My old 99 ford ranger had that issue, it was the starter. had auto start hooked up, starter would make horrible sound some days, I would even turn truck off, and starter would still be going, once or twice even had starter start up by it self, took system off of itruck and , put new starter in no more issues. Then i got smart and bought a taco
     
  14. Apr 1, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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    Take out the CompuStar car starter and leave it out, for a couple of months. If the problem never comes back, which it won't, you have your solution.

    Blaming Toyota for a cheap install/product doesn't seem too productive.

    "Hey guys, I put blocks in to lift my rear end, now I have axle wrap, Toyota's a POS" sounds about the same...
     
  15. Apr 1, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    The reason I did not put a aftermarket starter in mine.
    I asked here and got good responses, but when I talked to my mechanic, who owns his own shop. he suggested either to go with a dealer installed product or none at all. I opted for none at all.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    It has to be your remote start. If it's not wired correctly, or it's supplying the incorrect power... you can damage the starter. If you're getting noise but no start, it's probably the solenoid. I'd suspect that is going out/having issues with incorrect power and/or grounding.

    As said before, it's not a lemon, it was the mod you did to the truck that caused the issue.
     
  17. Apr 1, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    Thanks for the laugh
     
  18. Apr 1, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    :laugh: :rofl: :laugh: :rofl: so angry they couldnt speak.
     
  19. Apr 1, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    Good thing I keep butt-hurt forms on hand. Mine is kinda chaffed.





    Back on topic:

    OP, did you by chance have a bypass module installed?
     
  20. Apr 1, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    ha ha me either :D but sounds like Canadian tiger or something
     
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