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dealership cant even fix it!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by slammedtaco, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Aug 14, 2008 at 7:55 AM
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    slammedtaco

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    i have a 2003 tacoma 3.4 trd supercharged. drivin it one day and just died on me. 3 weeks later 2000 dollars in the hole and toyota still doesnt know whats wrong. it will crank but wont start. it has fuel spark and air so why wont it start? sensors are good new coil packs. computer bad? anyone heard of one goin out??
     
  2. Aug 14, 2008 at 7:57 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i thought there was already a topic on this?
     
  3. Aug 14, 2008 at 8:00 AM
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    klown

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    Yeah, I thought this was brought up yesterday. It maybe another member here. I cant remember who posted the other thread. But if it's 2 seperate cases, I'd be wondering about the reliability of the SC.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2008 at 8:01 AM
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    ya yesterday.... it has new problems now and no one can even fix it...or even figure it out
     
  5. Aug 14, 2008 at 8:02 AM
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    same member just tired of toyota just replacing parts for no reason and racking up the bill over 2 grand for no apparent reason
     
  6. Aug 14, 2008 at 8:05 AM
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    klown

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    Dude, get rid of the SC it's shot. Will it still work stock? The $tealer will continue replacing parts, they will rack the bill up to 4 grand if you let them. Just get rid of the damn thing.
     
  7. Aug 14, 2008 at 8:05 AM
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    wat?
    if they replaced something and that wasnt it, i'd be expecting my old part to go back on there. might wanna try an actual local mechanics shop. the stealer is just gonna rape u for as much as they can get. i'd be having words w/ the service manager or toyo HQ
     
  8. Aug 14, 2008 at 8:08 AM
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    why you say the sc is shot? all cylinders still have good compression... i told him yesterday to stop replacing parts. then he put 400 bucks in the coil packs that were fine and he cant take them back now..
     
  9. Aug 14, 2008 at 8:10 AM
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    wat?
    i'd be raising shit. i wouldnt pay for anything above labor, unless it actually fixed the truck. note my last above post...lol
     
  10. Aug 14, 2008 at 8:10 AM
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    I don't know if it's shot. I guess if it was me, I'd like to see if the truck would run without the SC. If so, then I'd throw the SC in the dumpster and drive it stock. You can spend a fortune trying to diagnose this problem, problem is they ain't diagnosing the problem. They're shotgunning it on your dime. I don't know how rich you are, but if it was me I woulda chucked the SC by now.
     
  11. Aug 14, 2008 at 8:12 AM
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    ya lol i am raisin hell b/c its sad toyota cant even figure out there own work... he already cut me a deal and havent charged me in over half the labor but i might try taking off the sc myself and putting it back stock... see if that works
     
  12. Aug 14, 2008 at 8:18 AM
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    its nice having that power right there though. if it is the sc i wont be able to go back stock ill have to get a new one...
     
  13. Aug 14, 2008 at 8:20 AM
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    That's cool, but man shotgunning the problem is too expensive for me.
     
  14. Aug 14, 2008 at 8:58 AM
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    sounds like a bad ecm? it has nothing to do with the sc unless its not making any boost. if that was the case the compresion would be low. sounds like you need to bring it to somebody who knows tacomas. sometime dealers hae no clue and its sad.
     
  15. Aug 14, 2008 at 9:16 AM
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    yea i had some shop tell me it was the ecm but then toyota said there isnt a new one available in the united states at all! i would have to get mine rebuilt for about 1300 bucks and it takes 3-4 weeks.... that was my first instinct that the computer was out but they seem to think it is something else. when they hook the scanner up to it they cant reconize the computer.. and that usually means it is junk but they said thats not true...
     
  16. Aug 14, 2008 at 9:31 AM
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    bullshit.......i would tell them to quit with the new parts, and if the old coils are good......hell yeah they can put them back!!! the stealer is just in it for the $$$!!! get the truck back and take it to a local shop that you may trust.......guarantee you they will fix the problem!!!
     
  17. Aug 14, 2008 at 9:36 AM
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    i am goin to get it today... i dont know who to take it to though it has been to 2 local shops before i took it to toyota.... they told me the ecm was out but i cant get a new one
     
  18. Aug 14, 2008 at 9:38 AM
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    tacomaman06 is right get it back and i would do some surching for a used one. i know there hard to find but i think it is worth it. maybe another member that is close to you would do a swap to see if it is the ecm?
     
  19. Aug 14, 2008 at 9:41 AM
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    slammedtaco

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    ya thats not a bad idea... ill do some lookin see if i can get one out of a wrecked truck or somethin. be better than rebuilding mine and finding out thats not the problem
     
  20. Aug 14, 2008 at 9:41 AM
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    you need to tell them that you want every old part back too man..........you could end up getting $$$ back from the dealer when you get the truck fixed. and for the ecm.........try alot of junk yards, and even dealerships that are junking the rusted tacomas....you may find one that way. sorry to hear of all the crap you are going thru man!!
     
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