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Hello from Texas

Discussion in 'New Members' started by uuc328, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Sep 10, 2008 at 2:01 PM
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    uuc328

    uuc328 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hello! new guy here looking into buying my first Taco ('05 XCab V6 90K)

    i know the timing belt is just about due but is there any thing in particular i should look out for?

    i test drove it today and noticed a shimmy in the steering wheel at highway speed. i drove the same stretch of road in my car and got no movement in the wheel at all. IDK, dealer says the tires are probably out of round from sitting.
     
  2. Sep 10, 2008 at 2:05 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    try an allignment if not its normal lol, might wanna do a tune u, Good luck on your purchase and Welcome to TW.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2008 at 2:17 PM
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    uuc328

    uuc328 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    over all the truck ran really good and had plenty of get up and go. not quite what i expected from 245hp/tq but good enough for what i need to do.

    what kind of mileage is typical for the 4.0L? msn autos claims 17/21
     
  4. Sep 10, 2008 at 2:39 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    welcome to tw!!!! you have a timing chain......no need to worry about it now.:) also, you may need the tires roadforce balanced, it may take care of the shimmy.
     
  5. Sep 10, 2008 at 2:40 PM
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    are you sure the '05 has a chain? when did they switch? my friends '02 definatly has a belt
     
  6. Sep 10, 2008 at 2:41 PM
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  7. Sep 10, 2008 at 2:41 PM
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    yep....im sure. the v6 has the chain, the 4 banger may have a chain also. they changed in o5......my 04 has a timing belt.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2008 at 2:46 PM
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    Thanks tacomaman!

    other than a tune up is there any else i should look into or look out for?
     
  9. Sep 10, 2008 at 2:49 PM
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    if i were you.......since you are closer to 100k miles, i would drain and refill my diff(s), get the dealership to flush the transmission fluid(if you have an auto), and do a cooling system flush, then that and a tune up, you should be good to go. the tranny and cooling system dont have to be done until 100k, but since you are that close, might as well go ahead and do it while you are at it. its up to you though.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2008 at 2:53 PM
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    Chomag

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    Hey uuc, welcome to TW! Be sure to check out the Texas region forums when you get the chance ;)

    As for your question, Im unsure other then maybe cleaning out the throttle body. Just hang on though I'm sure someone else more qualified to answer your question rather then myself will be sure to chime in soon.
     
  11. Sep 10, 2008 at 2:56 PM
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    And Tacomaman beat me to it! Damn your to fast :p
     
  12. Sep 10, 2008 at 2:56 PM
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    yep....good idea to clean out the throttle body and maybe seafoam the motor too. get everything cleaned out.
     
  13. Sep 10, 2008 at 2:56 PM
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    with the quickness!!!!!:D
     
  14. Sep 10, 2008 at 3:01 PM
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    thanks for the replies and welcome!

    i prefer to do all of my maintenance, is there a service manual that is "forum recommended?"
     
  15. Sep 10, 2008 at 3:10 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    the only service manual are the online ones(no haynes or chiltons), but you can download it here. toyota wants too damn much for their service manuals. here is the one for the 05 and up tacomas.......

    http://forums.bauchan.org/portal/downloads.php

    scroll down, and you'll see it. or, you can look in the top header here for the mods/tutorials page, and we have it there also.
     
  16. Sep 10, 2008 at 3:26 PM
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    Welcome to TW! :D
     
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