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Two Complaints on Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by badguybuster, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Mar 8, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    badguybuster

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    I bought an 06 Tacoma back in August and although I love this truck, we have had some issues.

    1-The OEM mudflaps are a waste. Broke both front ones within 2 weeks of purhasing the truck.

    2-The leaf springs on the drivers side squeak all the time. I had them greased in November and they are at it again...suggestions?

    3-What the heck is it with the "sealed" transmission? Who thought of that, you should've seen me lookin' for the dipstick.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    TacoNut

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    From what i've gathered it's because toyota uses real flat springs so it's easy for dirt and crud to get stuck in between them... I've tried greasing every component and it seems the only thing that works it crossing a creek to get some water to clean it out
     
  3. Mar 8, 2009 at 5:27 PM
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    I took it back to the dealership the first time and they said it was due to the "shims" working their way out. I am new to Toyotas so I took them at their word....like a idiot. It seems the noise is now coming from the knuckle where the spring is bolted at the end but I am not sure how to take it off. Do they make a Haynes book yet?
     
  4. Mar 8, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    surfsupl

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    This is nothing new. Just wait until your overhead temp gauge goes out.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Adam. If your leaf springs are squeeking, When you get time, lets take them apart, and reassemble them, after cleaning them out. That will fix it.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    I was just giving him a heads up.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    Lift the truck...mud flaps won't be a problem any more.

    No squeking springs yet so I can't complain.



    I will complain about the rattle on the drivers window. Its right next to my ear and drives me NUTS. Hell, it drove the wife nuts from the passenger seat. Going to get the dealer to fix it when they are installing the TSB spring.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    Isn't that 3 complaints??:p:rofl:
     
  9. Mar 8, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    My 05 has some of the exact same issues. My right rear mudflap partially broke off and melted to the tail pipe, so I took the remaining three off. Also I have had the same squeaky thing going on. Tried everything but taking the springs off to fix it, but couldnt. That might be next weekends project.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2009 at 10:38 PM
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    I got them quiet for a while but they started again a couple of weeks ago, sounds like a good idea
     
  11. Mar 9, 2009 at 4:47 AM
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    You are right, it was 3 complaints. Good catch.
     
  12. Mar 9, 2009 at 5:36 AM
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    After I had the Leaf TSB put in on my truck, the rear leafs squeaked all the time. After inspection I found out they put one of the bolts in backwards so it was rubbing up against the chassis. Easy fix but annoying still.
     
  13. Mar 9, 2009 at 5:39 AM
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    I got 1.. Why does my truck have to look soo good dirty.. yet soo good clean.. i almost only wanna wash half the truck like two face.. hahha
     
  14. Mar 9, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    The guy who bought my truck already has it back at the dealer for the same vibration and fuel mpg issue i have been chassing for 3 years. Funny the dealer told me nothing is wrong, they just sold the truck as used, wonder what they will do for this poor sap. I still love the 09 i have and my tundra is just rockin!
     
  15. Mar 9, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    squeaks are sexy, reminds me when im gettin freaky with the wifey or with the trucky :bananadance:
     
  16. Mar 9, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    Wwwaaaaaaayyyy tooo mmmuuucchhh iiinnnfffoo!!!!!
     
  17. Mar 9, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    sealed tranny,huh just wait,honda AND toyota trying to come out with a sealed hood car.no more doing any service your self.just get in and drive.
     
  18. Mar 9, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    If Porche can do it with the Boxter I would imagine the Japs can do it, too.
     
  19. Mar 9, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    What?! The Boxster has no hood??
     
  20. Mar 9, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    i gained some squeak after this past weekend's pismo trip. probably just sand stuck in there.
     
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