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New to Forum and having concerns about my 2002 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner SR5

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by pvn23, May 10, 2010.

  1. pvn23

    pvn23 [OP] New Member

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    Hello all and thanks for looking at this thread! My name is Denny and I just recently purchased a 2002 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner SR5 during the month of January. During the time that I had purchased the truck from a local craigslist dealer, the truck seemed to be running fine like it was just brand new and was taken with great care.

    However, as February came in, I started noticing that as I was driving the truck, it felt as if the acceleration on the freeway wasn't as great as my dad's old Toyota pick up that I used to drive. I finally took a in depth look at my truck about a few weeks later after the purchase and found out that it seemed like my truck I thought was new (the previous owner said it was a Clean title, I don't even know how DMV passed it) had been in a front end collision before. The weldings and some of the parts have been mixed and match around from what I'm seeing.

    So I just drove it normally for the next few months. I drove it on the freeway at about ~70mph these past few weeks and when there was a small decline bump, as my truck went down it, I would hear a "CLANK". I'm not sure whether it's the suspension or something else but I would like to see if I can do anything with this truck or should I just resell it right now. It's currently at 101k miles (I bought it at 97k miles). If it's going to cost a huge chunk of change to fix this truck, I think I may as well resell it now.

    But if anybody can give me some details on what I can do to fix the acceleration problem and that clank, it would be greatly appreciated!

    -Denny
     
  2. Yamasaki

    Yamasaki Yamaha + Kawasaki!

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    An accident by itself does not alter a vehicles title. Vehicles get into accidents all the time and are repaired. The only way a title is affected is if the vehicle is considered a total loss and then rebuilt. This requires a considerable amount of damage.
     
  3. pvn23

    pvn23 [OP] New Member

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    Well now I understand the whole clean title/salvage title, but the question I asked isn't answered yet. :( Thanks though!
     
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