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What the ****

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lonecountryboy, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    lonecountryboy

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    So I just bought this 05 Tacoma access cab 2.7L 5spd bone stock a week ago from a reputable dealer who said they put it through there whatever point inspection it has 95K on it, so far I have had to replace both front wheel bearings and now it needs the side differential bearing and cv shaft. Wow what a POS, I bought a Toyota because I wanted a long lasting vehicle that would have minimal problems guess I took it in the A$$ on this one, I think as soon as I get this fixed I am going to get rid of it. Toyota has really fallen a long ways if they are not going to fix these known problems what the hell can we do about it? NOTHING thats what and that is what pisses me off. They have a reputation for being reliable and safe if they are not careful and don't take care of these recurring problems they won't have many customers left. Even if a class action lawsuit is won the consumers stuck with these POS's won't get anything besides a minimal rebate on a new POS from Toyota YAY isn't that great. Feel free to chime in maybe somebody is reading these threads who can do something about it.
     
  2. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    Who knows what the previous owner did on those 95k miles. Toyota's are still very reliable. Sorry you bought a lemon.
     
  3. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    Hiatt1991

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    what happened to where you knew you had to change the bearings
     
  4. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    05? Might want to look at the engine mounts too.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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  6. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    rcbs204

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    I bought a 05, with 65K on the clock, it now has 77K on it, and i have had no issue.
    Sorry to hear about the problems.
     
  7. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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  8. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Repost
     
  9. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    the truck has 95k on the odo right? i don't know about the differential bearing but the wheel bearing where due from what i hear they go at oround 75k or a little more.

    i hear you on the fact the the brand has taken a major step back at the dealership level thats for sure but they still make a pretty well engineered auto that should last.

    i have a harder time believing that corp. toyota still builds tacoma trucks with the three leaf pack in the us that are known to sag and the squeaky climate control fan and the throwout bearing issues and the absolutely horrid clutch in the 5 speed manual trans.

    this killed me because i bought a 2010 regular cab and at that point the truck had been in production for almost 6 years! yet the problems mentioned above still persist.

    this is absolutely their fault much more than a situation like this at the dealership level which believe it or not is almost impossible to police to avoid customers receiving toyota certified used vehicles that have bearings going out everywhere. the dealer should have imho taken care of that before letting the truck go on their lot for sale.

    if i where you i would call toyota's 800 number and tell them and deff bring this to the dealers attention that now parts that should have been covered in their inspection are now failing on your rig left and right.

    so to sum up i feel bad for you blame it on the economy thats what i think everyones trying to save as much as possible and this is a crappy situation but, at a car dealer it's buyer beware more so than anywhere else.

    once again toyota still makes a decent ride better than most especially concerning trucks imho. i hope you resolve this with as little pain possible to both your time wallet and sanity shitty deal bud.
     
  10. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    on a more positive note you have just stumbled onto a great toyota tacoma site the best in fact so enjoy your stay. there are plenty of threads to help you spend a lot more time and money than just replacing a few wheel bearing :)
     
  11. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    95k? Do you think that the previous owner treated it as a garage queen? There's a reason he sold it.

    Toyota has had a bad rap lately. They took care of the rusting frame by doing the replacement and buy back program. They recalled due to the floor mat complaint. They back up whatever they find is a major issue for its customers. I think that's pretty stand up if you ask me. They could have chosen not to be transparent.

    If you want to complain, I'd complain to whoever you bought it from. They did the inspection, you should have a copy of that. If your problem is listed on that sheet then I think you might want to talk them, not come here and bash a brand for a used vehicle of which history you are not certain of.

    That's just not fair.
     
  12. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    get over it man, take it up with the dealer you got it from if they are "reputable" , they sold you a beat up lemon
     
  13. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    I have replaced all 3 bearings you describe, mine is an 06 with 76k. Rides great now :)
     
  14. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    this is what i was trying to elude to ^
     
  15. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    But you succeeded in bashing Toyota even more! :cheers:
     
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    Sounds like the dealer and their inspection should have caught it.

    A lot can happen in a truck in 5 years and 100k miles, somebody could have really beaten on it. That's the risk of buying used instead of new, you trade some amount of peace of mind for some amount of money.
     
  17. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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  18. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    Honestly if I were you i would not be here bitching at us, I would be at this so called "reputable dealer" demanding that they repair it.

    just my .02, good luck

    oh ya, welcome to TW m8 :D
     
  19. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    i understand the guy's frustration in posting this i'm not interested in bashing anyone toyota or this guy. he is pissed he bought a truck that should have been trouble free for at least awhile i understand that but, this is hardly toyota corp. fault as stated above it was a problem that originated at the dealer level and should be handled accordingly.

    direct him to any write ups regarding the jobs he has to now perform to remedy the problem the dealer let become his and let that be the end of it. he is a new guy and was just sorta jerked around a bit at a toyota dealer.

    either way if you replace those parts these little trucks are tough country boy i have seen them do some pretty awful shit and come out on the other side unscathed. the 4 banger in these trucks when properly maintained is damn near bullet proof! i'm sure you will like the truck once you fix some of these smaller problems knock it out before the winter throw on a set of duratracs and enjoy the snow!
     
  20. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    may want to check/flush differential fluid, bearings going out can be a sign of driving through water so the differential may have sucked in water
     
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