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Check your motor mounts

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by RCBS, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Dec 10, 2008 at 4:01 AM
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    RCBS

    RCBS [OP] Mr Thundermaker is about to start barking fire!

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    Thanks for the heads up!!
     
  3. Dec 10, 2008 at 4:51 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I have been keeping an eye on this too. I may weld up a gusset or something on my mounts just to be safe.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2008 at 4:53 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Come to Vermont on a ski vacation and weld mine? :D
    What do I look for to keep an eye on it? thx
     
  5. Dec 10, 2008 at 4:57 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I hate the cold! :eek: BUT, if you find yourself in the hoenix area? :D

    Check out the link that RCBS posted. There are some pics.
     
  6. Dec 10, 2008 at 4:59 AM
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    brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    yikes man. I'm gonna go have me a look see.
     
  7. Dec 10, 2008 at 5:02 AM
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    longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    After the one post about rocking I went out yesterday and besides cleaning it up I check the mounts. They were good to go, but on my 05 I did find some minor issues that I fixed, bolts loose, brackets not used etc.

    Considering most of use do mod's (or not) to our rides, doesn't hurt to get on a creeper and take a look see underneath
     
  8. Dec 10, 2008 at 5:04 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Will do. Today is the day since it is oddly 50+ degrees here in Dec.
    RCBS thanks for the heads up.
     
  9. Dec 10, 2008 at 6:32 AM
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    Is the cracked frame/motor mount issue mostly on trucks that go offroad?

    Just curious.... but no excuse for the failures either way.
     
  10. Dec 10, 2008 at 6:42 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Thor

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    the first one I saw was an offroad vehicle. I'm not too worried about it on my mall crawler.
     
  11. Dec 10, 2008 at 6:47 AM
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    Me either - but as soon as the weather gets better, I'll be lookin!!
    Ya never know....
     
  12. Dec 10, 2008 at 9:27 AM
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    the pictures on the other thread look as though it could have happened from jumping the truck. I don't think that would just happen from regular engine torque doing normal driving. could be why Toyota won't touch it.
     
  13. Dec 10, 2008 at 12:13 PM
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    i would think something else would fail before a motor mount (frame, technicaly) form jumping. i've jumped a ford fiesta about 6 ft in the air a half dozen times and the only thing that kept me from going was the battery fell out and broke off the cables. no broken motor mounts. besides...no one ever wants to admit a screw up. ;)

    i'm so very hopeful that this is not going to become widespread.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2008 at 12:20 PM
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    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Thor

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    I've had something else fail. Guess my motor mounts are next. :p
     
  15. Jan 21, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    Mine have failed, never jumped my truck but I do offroad a lot. Hunting, fishing, 4bying, etc.
     
  16. Jan 22, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    OK, just bought my 05 prerunner last week. Tailgate thing, leaf spring thing now motor mounts. Not likin it. I have 12/04 production date, 50 k mileage, 4 cyl, no gussets, no apparent damage. 2nd owner so not sure what all went on before I got it. Seems to have been taken care of. The fact that this seems to be an offroading v6 issue for the most part doesn't instill much confidence. Not seeing how they can deny this is a powertrain issue when motor mounts are a vital part-whether it is the mount or the mounting points. May end up having mine gusseted anyway even tho it isn't going to be spendin much time wheelin or jumpin. Like to feel that it could take it if I do.
     
  17. Jan 22, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    A 2007 Taco owner on these forums, Snoboarder I think was his name, crawled under his truck and had a look. He found that Toyota changed the design of the mounts and added additional plating to prevent the mounts from caving in. He posted the pics, I need to find the thread. I don't think Toyota would change the engine mount design if there was no problem.
     
  18. Jan 22, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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  19. Jan 22, 2009 at 3:04 PM
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    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    Has there been any motor mount failures on the 4x2? I've seen that most of the folks have motor mount failures with 4x4.
     
  20. Jan 22, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    its associated with the 4.0L/V6 related. If you have a 4cyl I wouldnt really be worried, but still keep and eye on them. Here are my mounts before they failed and after I got them fixed. Also im only picturing the passenger side after it was fixed. My passenger side had a big crack in the weld but hadnt collapsed yet.

    Before:
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    After:
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    Passengers Side After:
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