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  1. THE OFFICIAL HOW TO: ATF Drain and Fill

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    I can't help you with your question, but I would like to hear more regarding your cooler install, such as model number, how you installed it, etc. I'm getting a few miles on my truck now and think an ATF cooler might be just the ticket to help extend the AT life. Thanks...
  2. 05+ Toyota Tacoma Frame Failure List

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    Yup, failed engine mount. Not rust related. Yup, its my daily driver. I'm not really too worried about it actually. A human assembled it in the factory, and another human reassembled at the dealership. Six of one, half a dozen of the other... I had the truck on a ramp and checked...
  3. 05+ Toyota Tacoma Frame Failure List

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    There is no way the "cost" of the frame delivered to my dealership in Eastern Canada was $1000. A semi pays a $350 charge to just get onto the Island. A dedicated truck brought it from the Plant in the USA to the dealer. The plant also had to do a "one off" of the frame as none were available...
  4. 05+ Toyota Tacoma Frame Failure List

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    The service manager hinted that the cost of the frame and delivery to Eastern Canada from the plant was in the vicinity of $12,000 - $14,000 *. Rental car bill was $6,700. Couple of weeks labor for two techs, a new rear diff actuator, a new spiral cable, complete detail once the job was done...
  5. Buying cheaper trucks in the USA

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    The four leaf packs weren't standard equipment in Canada until I believe 2007 (or was it 2008)? The four leaf packs aren't really that much better. I still break a spring or two a year with the new setup.
  6. Which Front Wheel Bearing Hub is Best?

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    I could be mistaken, but I'm 95% sure the OEM bearing is a Timken. Complete hubs or just the bearing and plate? Unless something has changed recently, the actual wheel hub had to be reused from the original assembly - with everything pressed together before reassembly. I was under the...
  7. 05+ Toyota Tacoma Frame Failure List

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    Thus far (knock on wood) there have only been a few minor issues that were easily corrected myself. Wasn't really worth the hassle to return to the dealer. - The breather on the front differential wasn't connected, therefore gear oil was venting from the differential and dripping off the...
  8. 05+ Toyota Tacoma Frame Failure List

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    I got my truck back from the dealer just four weeks ago. They had it since Aug 30 2011 when my frame failed. Toyota spent in excess of $25,000 * to install a new frame on my truck including parts, labor, and a rental vehicle for me to drive for nearly 5 months. Footnote * Regional...
  9. MPG- dropping like a rock!!!

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    I've been tracking my fuel mileage since new and experience anywhere from a 10 - 15 % decrease in fuel mileage each autumn, continuing on into late spring. It is very, very noticeable.
  10. Steering shaft binding

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    I replaced my shaft just this past summer. Not due to binding, but due to excessive play in the universal joint. That little sucker isn't cheap either...
  11. Grinding noise 2H to 4H

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    I have noticed mine starting to grind lately!:headbang: With the large grocery list of problems I've had with this truck, and now a grinding 4x4 system - I doubt very much it will be replaced with another Toyota product...:thumbsdow
  12. 2010 Tacoma TRD Sport CRASHED! Airbag HELP!!

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    I can't answer your questions either, but here is a search engine I use frequently for parts... www.car-part.com If you place your components back into the truck, the SRS light should illuminate if there are any troubles. You can then get the system scanned to find what component is throwing...
  13. THE OFFICIAL HOW TO: ATF Drain and Fill

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    Is screwing the plug back into the pan before starting the vehicle, then removing it again when the vehicle reaches proper temp really a deal breaker? We're talking about maybe 30 seconds worth of work here? As for the keeping it idling part to check the level, just about every AT vehicle out...
  14. Best Truck you have ever owned?

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    185,000 miles when I sold it without a lick of serious trouble...
  15. Changing ball joints.

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    The lower ball joints on our rigs are supposed to be a really big pain to replace. For years now there was no other option than to purchase the whole control arm assembly from Toyota which was very $$$ - as Toyota doesn't sell the lower joint as a separate piece. Recently the aftermarket has...
  16. $425 to fix 1 1/4" scratch?

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    Sometimes it can be very hard to blend the new paint into the old. On smaller panels such as a tailgate it is usually easier and quicker to repaint the whole thing. If the shop were to try and blend the two affected areas, it would likely take longer and you'll end up paying more for a less...
  17. 2008 taco front oil seal leak?

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    Once again, it depends on what seal is actually gone. I did my front main engine oil seal last month myself which cost $18, and can be replaced in around 2 hours MAX from start to finish with only hand tools. The front diff side axle seal can also be replaced in under 2 hours MAX, and that...
  18. Torn steering rack boot

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    Stand outside your truck adjacent to your drivers door (window down), have the key in the ON position without the engine started, and reach in and turn your steering wheel from side to side while looking at your front tires. You don't have to turn the wheel much, just jiggle it back and forth...
  19. 2008 taco front oil seal leak?

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    Do you know how many oil seals there are on the "front" of the Tacoma?:cool: Is it the front engine oil seal (crank seal), front side axle differential seal, front differential pinion seal, etc? An oil seal is usually pretty cheap, and not usually a big deal. Seals fail, its normal from time...
  20. Too many keys any solution....

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    Almost every vehicle on the road has this screen, and they can be punctured quite easily with a stiff hose. Lets just say when growing up not all my buddies were as honest as I...
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