1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Squeaky Penguin's (Trip Reports) Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Squeaky Penguin, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Feb 14, 2024 at 7:02 PM
    #5461
    drr

    drr Primary Prognosticator

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Member:
    #114681
    Messages:
    2,534
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Seattle-ish
    Vehicle:
    02 4WD Tacoma
    Do you still get some popping out of gear? Just living with it?
     
  2. Feb 14, 2024 at 7:09 PM
    #5462
    Tacofire98

    Tacofire98 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Member:
    #174116
    Messages:
    752
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jake
    Littleton
    Vehicle:
    01 TRD
    No. I've only put about 100 miles on it so far, but it's been good. It was getting to the point of poping out on the highway, and getting me into some interesting situations.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2024 at 7:10 PM
    #5463
    Tacofire98

    Tacofire98 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Member:
    #174116
    Messages:
    752
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jake
    Littleton
    Vehicle:
    01 TRD
  4. Feb 14, 2024 at 7:27 PM
    #5464
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Member:
    #76340
    Messages:
    9,768
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brett
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    Vehicle:
    '01 4WD, SR5, TRD & '13 TRDOR AC
    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    I'm curious which shifter you guys are having a problem with? I've never once had it pop out of gear. :notsure:


    I've thought about changing the spring for the left Hi-Low lever, only because it's a bit of a squeeze when in low and reverse.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2024 at 7:51 PM
    #5465
    drr

    drr Primary Prognosticator

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Member:
    #114681
    Messages:
    2,534
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Seattle-ish
    Vehicle:
    02 4WD Tacoma
    Yeah that’s the one I installed, got it from dealer as well. Definitely better than it was, but not 100%

    The crawl box high-low, pops into a kind of in between space between gears.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2024 at 9:47 AM
    #5466
    betterbuckleup

    betterbuckleup Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2017
    Member:
    #222483
    Messages:
    4,230
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ian
    Concord, CA
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tacoma SC 2.7 4x4 5spd
    Maybe it has something to do with being auto vs manual? My buddy had issues with that more so than I did and was an auto. @drr are you manual or auto?
     
  7. Feb 15, 2024 at 10:33 AM
    #5467
    drr

    drr Primary Prognosticator

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Member:
    #114681
    Messages:
    2,534
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Seattle-ish
    Vehicle:
    02 4WD Tacoma
    Manual. The only reason I could think of why that would make a difference is because the auto will up shift so you don’t have as much of that heavy decel/torque reversal like with a manual.
    So far it’s only been in high range on the road, crawl box in low doesn’t seem to have any issue.
     
  8. Apr 16, 2024 at 6:06 PM
    #5468
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Member:
    #76340
    Messages:
    9,768
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brett
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    Vehicle:
    '01 4WD, SR5, TRD & '13 TRDOR AC
    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Current state of affairs.

    20240416_180654.jpg

    Throw out bearing was howling and needed to be swapped. Also going to toss on a flywheel, finish some floor repairs from the bottom I couldn't get to, and maybe take apart the tcase to see if I can figure out the 4wd on the fly thing. Then finally build a tcase skid, and whatever other little projects I have on the list for the year.

    Trying to be wheeling next weekend, so we'll see how all that goes.
     
    Wishbone Runner, CoWj, 4xThad and 8 others like this.
  9. Apr 17, 2024 at 11:58 AM
    #5469
    Wishbone Runner

    Wishbone Runner Because 4R

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2012
    Member:
    #86546
    Messages:
    6,210
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    CO
    Vehicle:
    04 SR5 4Runner
    King/Dirt King
    Lol, nothing like waiting til the last minute to tackle a big project! :cookiemonster:
     
  10. Apr 17, 2024 at 12:10 PM
    #5470
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Member:
    #76340
    Messages:
    9,768
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brett
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    Vehicle:
    '01 4WD, SR5, TRD & '13 TRDOR AC
    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Been busy skiing, taking bike trips, and doing other important things! :cookiemonster:




    But really, I need the pressure of a time crunch to motivate me! :anonymous:
     
  11. Apr 17, 2024 at 7:56 PM
    #5471
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Member:
    #48500
    Messages:
    80,744
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Monte
    Wyoming/St. Louis
    Vehicle:
    The Trifecta of Taco's
    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    Exactly.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Apr 19, 2024 at 5:53 PM
    #5472
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Member:
    #76340
    Messages:
    9,768
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brett
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    Vehicle:
    '01 4WD, SR5, TRD & '13 TRDOR AC
    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    I think the syncros were in right, but going to reassemble per NWFs updated instructions, and then hopefully reinstall everything tomorrow.

    20240419_184257.jpg
     

Products Discussed in

To Top