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Need Tacoma Mechanic!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Krock, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Aug 29, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    Just curious if anyone knows a mechanic in the Philadelphia area that can help me diagnose a problem with my 2000 Taco V6 4x4 manual tranny?? There is a roughness while driving that has developed and I can't tell if it is coming from the drivetrain or the engine.. It's driving me crazy!

    I need a local non-dealer Taco expert around Philadelphia to help.

    Any ideas??

    Thanks
     
  2. Aug 29, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    We can help you diagnose it. Is it a vibration at certain speeds?
     
  3. Aug 29, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    No Vibration. A low humming noise, almost grinding. I can feel it in the gas pedal. It's much loader when the engine is above 2800 rpm's. I feel like the truck doesn't have near the power my older V6 had. My guess was the tranny or transfer case or diff's. Who knows, maybe the engine~!

    Thanks for the quick response.
     
  4. Aug 29, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    P.S. Engine Oil Changed along with both Diffs and still noise. Can't seem to figure out how to check or change tranny fluid??
     
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    What do you have? 4 or 6 banger?

    Miles on the truck?

    EDIT: HAHA missed the 6 banger in the original post.
     
  6. Aug 29, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    they had problems with the oil in the trannys and diffs for a while it was to thick and cause u vibration try changin the oil maybe
     
  7. Aug 29, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    148,000 on the V6. Just bought it for a really good deal. Manual Tranny
     
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    No Vibration, Just a very rough sound
     
  9. Aug 29, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    On the driverside of the tranny is the fill (towards the top). On the bottom should be the empty. They are large flat bolts (23mm I think). Take them both out. I find it easier to fill the tranny through the shifter (less hassle)
     
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    You need to use a GL-4 fluid, NOT THE GL-5.
     
  11. Aug 29, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    Has the timing belt ever been changed?
     
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    That is my next task for sure!
     
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    Very Good Question on the Timing Belt? Not Sure.. Would the engine begin to feel rough as the belt stretches looses timing??
     
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    It is very possible, and the loss of power. The change interval is 90k on the 3.4l.
     
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    What is the frequency for timing belt on my Taco??
     
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    That sounds like a good thing to take care of regardless! What do you think a ballpark cost would be??
     
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    90k miles. If it hasn't been changed it is way over due.
     
  18. Aug 29, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    No clue. Most people do it themselves. It is a weekend type of job and not really that hard if you are mechanically inclined. It isn't difficult, just involved.
     
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    Yeah! I am going to get the clutch, timing, and water pump all at once..
     
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