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Cruise control useless

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rkd1119, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Jul 22, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    rkd1119

    rkd1119 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have an 04 DC with the 3.4 V6. It seems to have enough power, but when I use cc on anything but flat ground, it will upshift way too often.

    Seems like a lack of torque at hwy speeds 65-75 mph. Anything I can do to help it?
     
  2. Jul 22, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    chris4x4

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    When was the last time the spark plugs were changed? A/F sensor?
     
  3. Jul 23, 2010 at 6:48 AM
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    Never probably. I bought the truck last december with 65K miles. It has about 90K on it now.

    I thought about doing the plugs myself. I saw some Bosch platinum 4 tip plugs at O'Reilly's and thought about getting a set of them. Need to change the fuel filter, do a tranny flush, and maybe a timing belt/water pump job.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Avoid the Bosch plugs and stick with the factory Denso or NGK plugs. The 3.4L is extremely finicky about plugs.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    My 03 did that when I used the CC I would turn on the ECT button that help holding the speed.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    Thanks, I'll stick with them. Did I read a how to post on swapping plugs that said they came with Denso on one bank and NGK on the other or am I dreaming that?


    Thanks also for the ECT tip, I'll give that a try too.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    Nope, you're not dreaming it. This is how they come from the factory, many theories on this and no reasons why from Toyota.
    I have a theory on this but it involves BigFoot and the guy on the grassy knoll, but we'll just leave it at that.
     
  8. Jul 23, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    Not sure about the grassy knoll thing but I had a big foot sighting.......:rolleyes:
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  9. Jul 24, 2010 at 6:52 AM
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    mine does the same i changed plugs, deck plate w/ k&n, magnaflow cat back it still does it even w/ stock tires if you figure it out let me know
     
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