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Discussion in 'New Members' started by DrPie, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Nov 4, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    DrPie

    DrPie [OP] Member

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    Hi all-

    Just wanted to say thanks to the members for contributing so much time on these forums!

    I am a woodworking guy, not a mechanical guy. No experience. Whirling sawblades/ routers / bandsaws next to my fingers? No problem. A wrench? Ahhh! Losing a finger doesn't scare me, but killing my truck sure does.

    Anyway, started having some trouble with my 02 PreRunner about 2 months ago (220,000 miles on it, bought it new). CEL came on, pulled an 1135 - bad a/f sensor. Thanks to a rough year economically speaking, I didn't have the $$$ to take the truck in to the shop, so I procrastinated. Multiple furloughs at work and six kids at home pushed this down the priority list.

    Then, within 2 days last week, the brake light came on, and the truck started hesitating and sputtering just a bit. And I realized my inspection was up end of October- had to get rid of the CEL! Bit the bullet, ordered an a/f sensor, replaced the brake pads, cleaned the throttle body. The brakes were good, smooth acceleration, and the CEL was staying off!

    But then within driving 30 miles the truck started sputtering with almost no acceleration. With literally less than $100 to play with and a daily commute of 124 miles, you could say I was a little stressed. After drinking 4 cups of coffee last night and reading every applicable post on here I could find, I decided I should change the spark plugs. It had been about 95,000 miles, and at least I could afford it! (The plugs on the 2.7 should be good for 100,000, right?)

    Problem solved. Thanks to Chris4x4's tutorial, it only took me about 40 minutes to complete this morning. I can't believe I actually fixed something mechanical! My yota is running great, and I actually started to enjoy working on it once I got a little confidence going. Never thought that would happen.

    I got all these things done thanks mostly to the folks here on the forum- thanks again! What to do next...
     
  2. Nov 4, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    Welcome to TW!!!
     
  3. Nov 4, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    rob1

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    Congrats on fixing your truck man...and Welcome To Tacoma World!!
    maybe you could do some woodwork for our trucks!! j/k man
    Welcome Aboard!!!:)
     
  4. Nov 4, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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    :wave: Welcome to TW!!!
     
  5. Nov 4, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Welcome to TW! :)
     
  6. Nov 4, 2009 at 10:19 AM
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    DrPie

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    Doh! Overshot 30,00 by just a lil bit, guess I was lucky not to have done more damage!

    I'd be happy to do some woodworking for tacos! Custom gear shifters, dashboard consoles...
     
  7. Nov 4, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Maybe you could make a Real Wood dash kit? :D
     
  8. Nov 4, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    DriverSound

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  9. Nov 4, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    neslerrah

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    Hello & welcome to TW.
     
  10. Nov 4, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    Agent475

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    Yea man... I am not very mechanical myself... and two weekends ago I was able to change my sparkplugs for the very same reason. That tutorial is AWESOME!
     
  11. Nov 4, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    welcome to TW. Good to hear you're trying to do a little more work on it yourself. :)
     
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