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New 97 Taco 4x4 2.7L Owner..Couple of questions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by tbmd, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    tbmd

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    Hey guys! Just bought a 97 Taco yesterday (needed a truck for winter as my 05 mustang gt is not so great in icy conditions lol). It's a 4x4 2.7L Auto. It was a one owner, and only has 98k on it. It's in great condition. Just have a few questions about it..

    1. After about 5 mins of driving it when I come to stop in drive it shakes more than I think it should, and more than it does before it hits about the 5 min mark, or is warmed up. If I shift it to neutral or park while idling the shaking completely goes away. Any ideas?

    2. Sometimes when coming to a complete stop (right before completely stopping) I can feel what seems like a shift, I guess is the best way to explain it. Then sometimes when letting off the brake while at a complete stop, idling, it does the same thing. Not sure if this makes sense or not..

    3. I've got that annoying speedometer noise. From what I read I need to buy a new cord and replace it. Anyone have a link to exactly what I need?

    Thanks for your help! Is there anything I should know about these tacos specifically?

    My frame is good by the way, more or less rust free. And recently the crankshaft pulley was replaced.

    Cheers!

    Kyle
     
  2. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Not sure about the speedo. I agree the cable is probably needing replaced.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    Thanks for the quick reply! Really appreciate it. Already love this truck.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    steve o 77

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    No prob, also welcome to the site. Your truck will not be stock for long:D
     
  5. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    that's what I'm afraid of..same thing happened to my stang lol
     
  6. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    i am pretty sure my truck does the same thing, that was a great way of describing it

    the only problem is that my rear springs dont feel weak at all. i was surprised how stiff they were
     
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