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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by djtroy, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Nov 24, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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    djtroy

    djtroy [OP] Member

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    Well I just picked up a truck I have always admired from the roadways. I sold my 2002 BMW M5 and decided instead of buying something big new and most importantly, expensive I bought a nice clean 2004 2.7 double cab pre runner sr5 auto. I paid $10,000 for it with 85k miles on it. The tan interior is perfect with not a single mark.
    Here are a list of things I need answers too.
    The check engine light came on 3 miles from the dealership.
    I noticed the next day at Wendy's sitting in the drive thru it started to idle rough then it stalled. I restarted it and it stalled three more times before I drove away. I haven't noticed this since that day and I have driven another 200 miles.
    I also notice the gear shifter moves around in the housing when hitting bumps in the road. Its an AUTO.
    How many miles per gallon does this thing get?
    How much less is the 4cyl 2wd compared to a v6 4wd in price?
     
  2. Nov 24, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    getting there....
    welcome to tw!!

    as far as the cel...you may have had a small piece of trash or something touching the sensor for a bit, and when it got outta the system, the cel could have cleared itself. on the shifter moving.....totally normal for the first gen tacomas......its the way the tranny mount is made. hell...i installed complete new suspension and all, and mine satill moves a bit, so nothing to worry about. with the 4 banger......not real sure of mileage, but im gonna guess around 24/25 miles to the gallon......like i said though, its a guess.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2008 at 3:52 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Welcome to Tacoma World! :)
     
  4. Nov 25, 2008 at 9:07 AM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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    Welcome to TW, post some sics when you have a chance.
     
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