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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Bremblefly, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Nov 14, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    Bremblefly

    Bremblefly [OP] Member

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    Just sold my Audi S4 for a new Tacoma and I'm already in love with it. I'm buying a house and wanted some extra cash as well as lower maintainence costs. Plus I'm 6'1" and tired of driving around in a car. Love this truck.


    Something that is blowing my mind is that I can't find a single picture or video showing me where the air filter is on the truck. Not on Toyota's website, owners manual, youtube, or TW.

    I'm sure it wouldn't take long to figure it out by poping the hood, but right now I have 2 people telling me its in 2 different locations. I want to replace the stock air filter and was wondering where the filter was.

    Could anybody point me to a picture, how to video, or just a specific description to where it is, so I'm at least heading in the right direction.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 14, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Follow the air tube to a box at the to of the engine. The filter is inside the box. The owners manual has pics and instructions on how to access the filter.

    live via :sandwich:
     
  3. Nov 14, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    TexAggie

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    Left side of engine, just look for the clips on the top. I'm pretty sure 2gens have a long rectangular filter.
    Great looking truck BTW!!
     
  4. Nov 14, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    Bremblefly

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    Awesome, thanks for the pic.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    Bobber Bill

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    See that triangular-ish black plastic box in the upper left corner of the photo? That's where the primary and secondary air filters go. There are 2 metal clips that you simply pop off towards the bottom of that triangle box, then you will have access to the air filter.

    The filter you want to replace will come out easily, and I believe is on the engine-side of the filter housing. If you are tugging on it, trying to pull it out with pliers, you've got the wrong filter.

    That being said, air filters and intakes don't seem to make nearly as much difference with these motors as say, they may have on your S4. It won't hurt anything but your wallet, but may give you some peace of mind?

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  6. Nov 14, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    Johns Taco

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    Welcome to the forums and nice truck!
     
  7. Nov 14, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    Bremblefly

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    Thanks for the help and pic. I'll keep that in mind about the new filter.
     
  8. Nov 14, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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    dayNnite4

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    welcome to tw!! sweet truck man
     
  9. Nov 14, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    I'm sorry to thread jack real quick but....I was told that they added some emissions crap on or around the air filter...I'm guessing it's that thing right above the wiper fluid and the air tube below the abs pump...
     
  10. Nov 14, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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  12. Sep 5, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    I have a 1998 tacoma v6 auto 4x4 with 160000 miles. having trouble starting when hot with no particular pattern. I've replaced the starter(new) and the starter relay and still have same problem. The only other part i can think of is the neutral safety switch. Would appreciate any ideas. Thanks, hcar77
     
  13. Oct 15, 2012 at 6:58 AM
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    hava a2005 tacoma with ws tranny with vibiration from stand still to 25/30 mph them smoothen out as it get hotter vibira
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  14. Oct 15, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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    Hi... Welcome to TW :wave:

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    Look for vibration posts in the 2gen forum as well
     
  15. Oct 15, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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    :wave: Welcome...nice looking truck!!
     
  16. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:01 AM
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    I just bought a 2014 tacoma 4x2 basic as can be with these little baby tires. Any suggestions on a tire that I can put on to massively beef it up a bit with no rubbing? I'd like a but bigger than trd tires
     
  17. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:04 AM
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    Welcome to the site and great looking truck... Super White TRD Sport FTW!
     
  18. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:07 AM
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    There is a section for tires for that would be able to answer your question better
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wheels-tires/

    this thread is 2 1/2 years old lol
     
  19. Apr 23, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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    Damnit... I get so excited when I see something on the front page lol :smash:
     
  20. Sep 17, 2014 at 6:22 PM
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    I was told today that my Emergency brake housing was broken. For them to fix it, it would be $640. I think I will see if I can do it myself. Don't have a lot of spare time so was lookinga to see what was on the net.. Looks like I may be in luck. I will look around and see if my question has already been answered. Thanks for the forum.
     
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