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Newbie chick...anyone willing to help?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by aGirlandherTaco, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Aug 23, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    aGirlandherTaco

    aGirlandherTaco [OP] Member

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    I bought my Tacoma a year ago. I love my truck,but..I feel like I don't know much about it. I don't want to be just another ignorant chick in a truck. I want to be able to answer peoples questions intelligently and not get taken advantage of if I take it into a shop. I want to be able to make sure I'm keeping up on the maintenance so that I don't wined up with big problems later on...Maybe this is a little vague...but is anyone willing to correspond with me and try to help me be informed?
     
  2. Aug 23, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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    Oh you'll get help on here being a "chick", that is for sure. ;)

    What kind of things are you talking here?
     
  3. Aug 23, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    ^^^ This


    And theres tons of threads on everything from headlights to solid axle swaps around the site. With a bit of reading you'll be as informed as the rest of us!
     
  4. Aug 23, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Everyone here is ready to help anyone who has a problem or question, this is truly a great forum that benifits all of us here. Luckily you have a Tacoma and it should be a reliable for a very long time. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Aug 23, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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  6. Aug 23, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    tacomalex

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    just lurk around and read everything on this site.. you'll be an expert
     
  7. Aug 23, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    Underdog777

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  8. Aug 23, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    zul

    zul Professional Goofball

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    aGirlandherTaco: Just spend some time on the forums reading the different threads. When you have specific questions, post them in the appropriate forum. No offense intended but posting a topic as a damsel in distress is actually not the best way to go about becoming informed. Act like a normal, intelligent (yet understandably ignorant) person and you will get the respect you deserve instead of the ramblings of the under-sexed males who populate these boards...
     
  9. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    aGirlandherTaco

    aGirlandherTaco [OP] Member

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    I know, I know...I just feel like all of the sudden I have so much wrong with this truck, its all little stuff. But mostly just wish there was someone in my area to tell me where are good places to take the truck in to keep up with maintenance.

    I've posted in other forums.. and I do read through a lot of them, but in some of the issues I have, the forums are left unanswered, with lots of people having the same problems but no one having a solution.

    Lots of little questions... heres 2 to start, i guess...
    *Had an after market alarm system installed...now ever since the ABS & VSC come on and off together all the time, is the alarm thing a coincidence or should I get the ECU checked/scanned which ever?
    *Shaking in the steering wheel from 45-65miles/hr? had the tires rotated still shaking...
     
  10. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    aGirlandherTaco

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    Really though?? I'm not trying to play a damsel in distress card?? I'm just trying to ask a few questions to someone whos willing to help me..figured I'd mention that I didn't know much so that if someone didn't want to waste their time with a newbie then they didn't have to post here. If its a problem then I'll just delete this post I guess.
     
  11. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    aGirlandherTaco

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    Forget it then.
     
  12. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    HighRise

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    What part of Oregon you from?
     
  13. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Question #1 like I said before , take it to the dealer

    Question #2 while you are there get the tires roadforce balanced
     
  14. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes... Moderator

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    There's plenty of help here, the boys just aren't accustomed to having girls around so you'll have to excuse them.

    Browse through the 2nd gen section for a bit and if you're not finding the answers you need then start a thread specific to the problem you're having. And from one girl to another...it helps to bring a guy friend along when visiting the dealer or mechanic. Less BS to wade through then!
     
  15. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    Wally

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    Here's a great way to learn about your truck ...

    • Go 4 wheelin' off road
    • Break stuff
    • Read this and try to fix it yourself
    http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/05+/local%20files/repair.html

    BTW, it's possible the alarm and the ABS/VSC issue are completely unrelated. I had a strange issue show up where the Rear Differential Locked light comes on, soon to be followed by the ABS Warning light. Freaked me out the first time I saw it because I was on a road trip hundreds of miles from home and didn't have a single tool with me. Ends up it's a dirty/stuck sensor in the rear differential thats causing a false send signal that the rear diff is locked which then disables the ABS (normal). It comes and goes and I haven't fixed it yet but at least I know what it is now. I thought I had a short in my wiring ...
     
  16. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    aGirlandherTaco

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    I'm waiting for a new tire to come in, and then it'll be balanced ect. I guess then if that doesn't work I'll take it to the dealer...go from there, one step at a time... Don't bother posting any more replies...I appreciate the people who weren't jerks to me. Thanks. :(
     
  17. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes... Moderator

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    ...and cue moderator intervention in 5...4...3...2......


    :popcorn:

    EDIT...nevermind. Looks like someone was already here!
     
  18. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    boys...keep the shit to yourselves...

    dont want to actually help, dont post. treatment of female members has been an issue before and can get straightened out again.
     
  19. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    Way to go guys... :rolleyes:
     
  20. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    TacomaMan07

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    You should have an owners manual and maintenance manual somewhere. I would look over those, esp the maintenance manual. And you could also buy one of these [​IMG]

    that would answer a lot of questions. And there is always the search button at the top of the site to search for questions that might have already been asked or talked about. Welcome from alabama. RTR
     
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