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Stalling sound from Automatic 2012 V6?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MrKyfosh, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Oct 17, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Jimmyh Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2012
    2012 Prerunner SR5

    Wellllllll ? What happened?
  2. Oct 18, 2013 at 3:45 AM

    scottalot Identified

    Jun 1, 2013
    First Name:
    The Right Coast
    2015 DCSB Offroad 4x4 MGM Love Machine
    Back Stock Again..Dakkars,305/70/16 MT's, Extended length Fox Coilovers, Fox RR rear Shocks, Total Chaos UCA's, Dakar Leaf packs, LED Map and Dome, Breather relocate, Slimer from Ghost-busters starut up screen, Vent Visors, LED Pod's on Ditch Brackets soon, Level 8 Strike 6 Wheels, New MT Tars - Fierce Attitude, SOS front bumper -steel, SOS bed rack, LED white marker lights, LED reverse, TRD exhaust, Wheelers Super Bumps up front, SOS sliders bolt on with fill plates, Csjummper2003 White/Amber DTRL and white parking led bulbs, RTT rack basket Sold 2013, sold 2014 Tacoma. All listed stuff was on the '14 Bed Mat, WeatherTech Rain Guards, Ultra Gauge, TW Sticker amongst others, Useless Free OEM Bug Deflector, Flyzeye, OME Kit with 885's and Dakar and Nitro Shocks front and Rear . Tailgate mod, SOS Concepts 1/4" Skid Plate, White LED's interior Dome and Maps, Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlar 275/70/17, Wet Okole Seat Covers - full piping in Charcoal Grey, Lamin-X Green Fog light film, 17"x8 -10 offset Level 8 MK6 wheels in Gun Metal Finish, SOS Concepts Sliders W/ Kickout 12/21/14, Stubby antenna, LED reverse lights, lift removed 2/20/15 - making changes and trying to make up my mind
    Yep. 2nd to last post just snatched up my attention :ohsnap:
  3. Oct 18, 2013 at 4:42 AM

    Boone Vaginas are rad.

    Jul 16, 2012
    First Name:
    Boone, NC
    Airbags deployed
    X2 What was the outcome?
  4. Oct 18, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    obscurotron Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    Bay Area, California
    '14 DCSB 4x4
    Basically I made my case, Toyota's rep (Maurice Howard, from the San Ramon, CA regional office) made his case. That amounted to: there's an issue, FTS recommends people with the ping still run 87 octane gas (!) and it is being investigated. No information on timeline to a fix, no information on whether it's damaging or not, no information at all, really.

    He said that Toyota does not "think" it is causing engine damage. I asked "How many motors with this problem has Toyota torn down to inspect?"
    Reply: I don't know if any at all have been torn down.
    "So you don't actually know if there is damage being done?"
    Reply: No, I don't know the answer to that question.
    "Why would Toyota work on a fix if damage was not taking place?"
    Reply: We fix everything that enough customers complain about.
    (seriously, buddy? What the hell did you smoke?)

    He also had no information on the root cause.

    It basically turned into a big Q&A at the end, with me asking the questions and him having zero answers.

    The arbitrator has ordered an independent ASE-certified tech inspect the truck in the near future. The arbitrator specifically said to have 87 octane in the tank for the inspection. More runaround, more bullshit, no resolution forthcoming. Because, mind you, the Service Manager at Piercey Toyota drove the thing and noted the conditions/noises.

    Oh, also, according to Mr. Howard, I am the first person he's heard of with this problem. Yet Toyota is working on a 'fix'.

    More Company Man B.S. and a useless arbitrator.

    I'm going to test drive a Frontier tomorrow afternoon. I'll admit right off that all I'd effectively be doing is losing the investment in my Tacoma upgrades and trading one set of problems (pings, driveline vibes, etc.) for another set of problems (rear end issues, 4 hour spark plug changes). I'm not saying Nissan is better, just different. So I want to see what else is out there. I'm hardly going to come back tomorrow a new Frontier owner, that's for sure.

    I would GLADLY have gone out and bought a '13 or '14 Tacoma in the same trim with the 6 speed manual already, since the manuals don't seem to have this problem (due to a smarter 'computer' controlling the shift pattern). Problem is, I can't find one anywhere in northern CA. I asked a dealer to order me one, but he won't know if the factory accepted the order for at least another 10-14 days. Then you have to wait for them to build the sucker.

    I also pondered a 6 speed FJ. Could be the Japanese engine plants put out better engines, overall, since you rarely hear of this problem in pre-dual-VVT-i FJ's and 4Runners. I found a couple locally, but I have concerns with the cargo capacity (big concerns). Neat as an FJ would be, I don't know that it would meet all my needs. The trucks are just too damn versatile.
  5. Oct 18, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    TripleThreat Vance@Andersenracing.org

    Sep 18, 2013
    First Name:
    They keep callin me cowboy but its not my name...
    Socal but I am still a Southern Florida guy at hea
    Toyota Tacoma 4x4 slightly modified
    nothing special.... wanna race?
    By a 2013 or 2014 tacoma I did'nt like the frontiers, colorados, dakotas, canyons, and ridgeline. Its the top midsize truck that beats full size v8s you aint going to beat it.
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