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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. Jan 12, 2018 at 1:49 PM
    Speedytech7

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    Ooh, if you're ever serious about that offer I'm in, I think they'd look good on my mall crawler, cruiser could use some wheels.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2018 at 2:05 PM
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    Do you have 4.5 or 3.5 backspacing? I’m on 16x8 with 4.5 backspacing right now and an considering 295/75R16 for my next set of tires.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2018 at 2:13 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Potentially. Would need to find some other wheels and get the tires swapped.

    16x8 4.0BS
     
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    Road Force Balance has been added to my list of 'always do no matter what'.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2018 at 3:58 PM
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    went to toyota today for cv axles, lower ball joints and steering rack also outer tie rods. the steering rack alone was $800 and cv axles would be $500 each. but i didnt have the vin number so it could of been cheaper then that for the cv axles. think i'll just go with gunny lol
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2018 at 3:59 PM
    tony2018

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    Sounds like something scraping.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2018 at 4:38 PM
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    This valve-adjustment conversation is interesting. I remember commenting to someone about having that done on my 4WD 2000 2.7L and the response was something like, "You don't have to do that with those..." I am not sure if it was because I only at 102,000 miles, or what. I do know that with my prior 3 Tacomas, every so often that is exactly what got done: new plugs and a valve adjustment, and it always ran like new for a couple of years with only oil changes to think about and the odd O2 Sensor, or, in those older models, a timing belt (usually only one time).
     
  8. Jan 12, 2018 at 4:40 PM
    Fernando

    Fernando I WONT

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    Or the junk yard
     
  9. Jan 12, 2018 at 4:46 PM
    tony2018

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    Nah, thats just all day er day dealer rape. Just order it online.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2018 at 4:48 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

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    You should be able to get an OEM steering rack for around $550 online.

    CVs check our CVJ remans. They reman only OEM axle and can add high-angle boots. Been very happy with mine the last two years.
     
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    Finished painting the trim on the corners and installed the grille. Makes me really dislike the stock front bumper now. Truck is still dirty from the last trip too. 5EA9FE39-BB59-4D87-B659-80221EF5A64D.jpg1A26C191-EDF6-438C-B6E1-1A1EB30124C7.jpg
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  12. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:18 PM
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    Out with the old and in with the used. So far the truck ran pretty well with the new throttle body. It responded better then before. Tranny shift was right on and no stall when I pushed it to fast and slow. All different speeds. Came to a stop and it idled nice. So far so good. I’ll give it a few more days. Hopefully my issue is fixed.

     
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    A shit load of welding rod
    A lot of the guys get thier new parts from here. I know there is anothr place but I don't remember right now.

    https://parts.camelbacktoyota.com/p...=direct&utm_campaign=camelbacktoyotaparts.com
     
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    For the 2.7 there are different thinkness of shims for the valve adjustment. Those really don't need to be changed. They last a pretty long time. I've attemped it once at 210,000 miles and it really didn't need it. I measured all of them and they where all within spec. So I would really reconsider doing it. But it's your truck. Good luck.

    If you look at the blue circles. Those are the shims.

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  17. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM
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    So just got done reading your other thread. You're pretty sure it was the flex plate?
     
  18. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:02 PM
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    Called about 6 different shops. Everyone I told my story to told me it was the flexplate. I'm pretty sure it is too because it won't start anymore, you can hear the starter grinding
     
  19. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:09 PM
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    Shit that really sucks. I listened to the audio you posted and it definitely sounded like the flex plate to me. But then again in my experience usually the flex plate will just crack and make noise until the crack spreads all the way around it, in which case the truck just stops moving. Hopefully it is just the flex plate and not the torque converter or the whole transmission itself.
     
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  20. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:32 PM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 A Whole New Meaning to Taco Truck

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    So I fucked up big time guys. Big. Time.

    If you've been reading this thread you'll probably know I converted my truck to 4WD. I had the wrong rear driveshaft and I've had to drive in 4HI "4WD" which is really 2WD FWD. I ran out of time during my Winter break and I had to go back to school so I was forced the drive the truck in "4HI" FWD. I noticed immediately there was a loud clicking noise coming from the transmission and I asked about and people told me it was just the dust cover rubbing on the flex plate. So I kept driving it despite the noise...

    I paid dearly for this assumption.

    I drove home today intending to take a look at the dust cover when I reached my house but I never made it. I was a couple blocks from my neighborhood when the clicking STOPPED and then the RPM's just jumped up the wazoo, then it stabilized, then jumped again. Each RPM jump was me losing a gear and losing speed. I was in 4th, then 3rd, then 2nd, then I barely limped into a parking lot with what was left with 1st. I tried starting the truck again to drive onto the tow truck and the starter just made grinding noises. Nothing. It was dead.

    Read through this thread to see where I asked about the noise initially.

    I brought it to a transmission shop and they were nice enough to wait half an hour after they closed to lock it in their yard. I was quoted $1,300 to have the flexplate replaced. I don't trust myself anymore, I'd rather have people who know what they are doing fix it.

    Lesson learned. If you hear a funny sound DO NOT DRIVE YOU CAR ANYMORE AND PARK IT ASAP. Don't be impatient like me and drive in 4HI without a rear driveshaft to get done. Torque everything, follow the factory service manual to the letter, and double check everything. Jonathan Banks in Breaking Bad said it perfectly: "No Half Measures"

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