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Test Drives 07 DCLB What to look for??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by troy28, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    troy28

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    I have a couple test drives of 07 DCLB 4x4 coming up. I can look, listen, and feel for obvious issues with a vehicle in general.

    Anything I should specifically be paying close attention to or asking about with these trucks?

    Thank you for your time!
     
  2. Dec 15, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    IMO...its a Toyota, if it has less than 300,000 miles on it your good!
     
  3. Dec 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    Look at the tsb list for 07s, that's should give you a heads up. It's a sticky at the top of this section.
     
  4. Dec 15, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    Make sure it has all four mud flaps.
    Check to see if the rear leaf pack has 3 or 4 leafs.
    See how fresh the grease looks on the drive shafts.
    Get it up to 60-70 to feel for any driveline vibration.
    Make sure it has at least four of the bed rail tie downs.
    If you can get it on some dirt, check to see how well it engages 4hi and 4low.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    Thanks for the info. Follow up ? What does it mean if the leaf pack has 3 and what does it mean if it has 4?

    What should a 4H and 4L engagement feel like?
     
  6. Dec 16, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    If it has 4 leafs then it means the leaf spring TSB was done (or someone installed an add-a-leaf kit) and you have a slightly stronger rear suspension.

    The engagement for 4H and 4L should be quick with no hang ups or delays.
     
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