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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Dec 12, 2017 at 9:49 PM
    Silver02Taco

    Silver02Taco Too many Miss Piggies, not enough Megan Foxes

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    FWIW - When I got the P0171 and P0172 Codes, it was because the sensors went bad. I replaced both the upstream and downstream sensors and the codes never came back.
     
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    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    A helping hand is always underestimated. Back during my first Cadillac Horn GB I went through almost 600-700 different GM sedans by myself and it took me two days at two different yards. I caved during this Winter GB and hired a friend to help me, man I really underestimated the power of a friend. Took us less than half the time it took by myself and he ended up having so much fun he told me he'd work for free next time. Same thing with that front differential from the 4Runner last week, no way in hell I could've gotten that thing out by myself - I would've gone crazy.

    I'm still a senior in high school, still deciding where I want to go. I'll be honest the parking situation is a huge factor for me, haha. All I know is private Cali colleges want way too damn much for parking. If I'm paying more than $100k over a four year period would it kill ya to offer free parking? In this case they do it because they can.

    I found this weird loophole. In California all pickup trucks regardless of axles, tonnage, or drivetrain is required to be registered as a commercial vehicle. If I wanted to park in a loading zone, I totally can and they can't technically cite me because I am classified as a commercial vehicle, right? I have a buddy who drives an old orange CalTrans truck (you can still see the faded logo on the door) and carrier a cone with him everywhere he goes. Want to park anywhere you want? Turn on the amber strobe light, throw the cone behind the tailgate, and no one will bat an eye. Urban camouflage.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2017 at 9:50 PM
    Speedytech7

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    Dalandser

    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Tacos-mas!

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  5. Dec 12, 2017 at 9:51 PM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    I still have that goddamn P0171 code and it turns on every single time I accelerate hard. I never got P0172 so I don't know if the sensors or not. I never figured out what it was.

    The truck has been shifting really really slowly lately too. Yesterday was the worse, I couldn't go faster than 40 at one point. It felt like it was stuck in 1st or 2nd gear the whole drive. Maybe it's because I didn't let it warm up first, I was late that day and just drove off once I started it.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2017 at 9:51 PM
    aknickyota22

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    I thought neither could give automatic trans temperature?
     
  7. Dec 12, 2017 at 9:52 PM
    Dan8906

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    Was the truck driving/ acting different. Mine feels fine.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2017 at 9:53 PM
    Speedytech7

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    Oof, yeah that is rough for parking. Damn, well in cali you can attach a camper shell with bolts and re-register as a SUV to bring registration and insurance costs down, but if you ever take the topper off and get caught it is a hefty fine. That reminds me too, you still have any of those horn sets?
     
  9. Dec 12, 2017 at 9:53 PM
    Silver02Taco

    Silver02Taco Too many Miss Piggies, not enough Megan Foxes

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    Not at first. It was just throwing those codes, and then after about a week it started acting up, and that's when I had the sensors replaced, and the back half of my exhaust replaced too... lol.
     
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    only 01-04 can get to the trans temp if I am remembering correctly
     
  11. Dec 12, 2017 at 9:54 PM
    JKO1998

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    Come hangout in Utah or Colorado. I feel like it’s better
     
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  12. Dec 12, 2017 at 9:55 PM
    Silver02Taco

    Silver02Taco Too many Miss Piggies, not enough Megan Foxes

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    and only the ScanGauge, UltraGauge was never programmed to look for it. IIRC.
     
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  13. Dec 12, 2017 at 9:56 PM
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    Is it hesitating to shift from 2nd to 3rd? When the truck is still cold and not up to operating temp, the trans will hold 2nd until about 2500 rpm until things warm up.
     
  15. Dec 12, 2017 at 9:57 PM
    Speedytech7

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    Silver02Taco

    Silver02Taco Too many Miss Piggies, not enough Megan Foxes

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  17. Dec 12, 2017 at 9:59 PM
    aknickyota22

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    And of course I have a 2000.... I really wish I could find an easy way to monitor the temp.
     
  18. Dec 12, 2017 at 10:00 PM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    California is such a weird state when it comes down to automotive regulations. Technically, it's cheaper to drive a converted PreRunner 4x4 because it came from the factory and is registered as a 2WD truck. I don't have to pay for 4WD insurance.

    I drove with a cheap camper shell I got from a parts truck for a couple days... hated it. Visibility was horrible and my buddies did this to it:

    IMG_1125.jpg
     
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  19. Dec 12, 2017 at 10:00 PM
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    Does it matter if I get the wired or wireless? I’m leaning toward the wired and mount it in the truck
     
  20. Dec 12, 2017 at 10:01 PM
    Speedytech7

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    Just install a gauge, I gotta do one for my Cruiser soon. Probably more accurate than the stock one too.
     

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