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Recall Issue

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Juntac09, May 19, 2017.

  1. May 19, 2017 at 5:48 AM
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    Juntac09

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    Hello everyone. I am so grateful that I found this site and learned so many tips from members who own Tacomas. Good job fellow owners. I just signed in today to share my frustrating experience with Toyota dealers in my area. A week ago, I brought in my 2009 Tacoma to a Toyota dealer to have them looked at my headlight lens cracking and burning. Instead, they convinced me to get the spiral cable recall done. Since then, my truck has been running rough and lacks power. I wish I went with my gut feeling not to get this recall done. Does anyone have this same issue after this recall was done on their Tacomas?
     
  2. May 19, 2017 at 6:30 AM
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    Jeffs68

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    Unless they messed with something else, or didn't reconnect something, the clock spring (spiral cable) should have nothing to do with drivability.
    Check engine lamp ON?
    Tried to pull codes yet?
     
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  3. May 19, 2017 at 6:37 AM
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    Hopefully, dealer disconnected the battery to do the spiral cable replace. Computer needs to relearn after battery is re-connected. Give it a few miles and it may resolve itself.
     
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  4. May 19, 2017 at 6:40 AM
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    Thanks Jeffs68. That's what I thought too. Check engine light is off. Scanned it and looks like everything is ok. Even pulled new cal ID per label they attached. I am vry hesitant to take it back to this dealership because they might just make it worse than it is now.
     
  5. May 19, 2017 at 6:46 AM
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    Thanks bassinman. I am hoping the same thing. I noticed that the battery connectors were never touched, the red stuff are still in the post and dusty.
     
  6. May 19, 2017 at 6:47 AM
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    they must
    have killed power somehow to change the spiral cable

    resetting the ecu to change spiral cable did you in


    you probably need to clean the maf then
    reset power one more time

    drive a few tanks let it reprogram itself
     
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  7. May 19, 2017 at 6:48 AM
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    There is nothing wrong with taking it to another dealership. Tell them your issue and see if they can offer any comfort. It's hard to find a good dealership but once you do :thumbsup: Parts and recall/warranty service only for me.
     
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  8. May 19, 2017 at 6:53 AM
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    Thank you all for the tips and ideas. I will keep you all updated on this issue.
     
  9. May 19, 2017 at 6:57 AM
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    Anyone know's a more trusted Toyota dealership in San Diego? I am just stressed and frustrated over this issue. Pardon me.
     
  10. May 19, 2017 at 7:12 AM
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    Most of my parts are OE and come from internet Toyota OE dealerships. Since both of my Toyotas are well out of warranty, the only time they are at the dealership is for recalls. Our dealership's repairs generally range from satisfactory to very good. But I do not otherwise use them because of their high repair costs. $100.00 to pull an OBD-II code is way overboard, but their greed did me 2 big favors: Rip me off once-shame on you. Rip me off twice-shame on ME. Also, it 'forced' me to by an Innova diagnostic tool and learn how to use it. But to your problem: I think you've been given good advice: your car's computer will likely relearn the settings after the electrical system disconnect. You can always take it back in a week or so if your problem continues.
     
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  11. May 19, 2017 at 8:40 AM
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    Would agree that its related to losing power, usually they will clear themselves up pretty quick.

    Nothing different then if you would of disconnected the battery for a new one.

    Worst case scenario you will need to clean your throttle body out with a can of carb clean.
     
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  12. May 19, 2017 at 1:42 PM
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    Thanks for all the tips and all the advice. I did pull out the ECU fuse and reinstalled it. The driveability seems to have improved. I'll give it another week then I will take it back to another dealership.
     

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