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Poor Acceleration

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by NCSU-Cohiba, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Aug 24, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    NCSU-Cohiba

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    My truck has never been quick at all by any stretch of the imagination, but it seems to have gotten worse in the last 2 or 3 months. Just this morning on the way to work I was outrun by a cobalt (non-ss), while trying to merge. I have the 2000 tacoma 2x4 prerunner with 3.4 engine and 4.10 gears. Any tips on boosting up my acceleration performance to a reasonable level, I'm not expecting grand results but I'm almost ashamed to drive it as of now so any tips or recommendations would be appreciated.
     
  2. Aug 24, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    How many miles are on the motor?
     
  3. Aug 24, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    Try running some combustion chamber cleaner through the engine. I like the Mopar Combustion Chamber Cleaner, but I also use Seafoam with about the same results.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    NCSU-Cohiba

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    It has 128,000 miles roughly and the motor and transmission are solid. Had the top end cleaned and tuned about 6 months ago with new plugs put in.

    I've used seafoam ever 5k miles or so since I got the truck 2 1/2 years ago. I've always been told its great for the engine.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    Was the timing belt changed?
     
  6. Aug 24, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    No, my mechanic recommended it but the belt+installation was over $400 because the front clip had to be removed to replace it I was told. I didn't have the money at the time to do it.
     
  7. Aug 24, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    That is probably the issue. It should be changed every 90k miles. It may have stretched a little.
     
  8. Aug 24, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    Ok, I'll look into getting that replaced. Thanks for the help, any other info I should know about?
     
  9. Aug 24, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    If you have some tools and the kno-how it is a relatively simple procedure.
     
  10. Aug 24, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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  11. Aug 24, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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  12. Aug 24, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    Alright, I've got all of those tools except the special snap-on tool to hold the pulleys and the drill bits. Might look into pulling it apart sometime one coming up weekend.
     
  13. Aug 24, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    Harbor freight has a few pulley tools. They are pretty cheap.
     
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