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The Toyota Tacoma is a pickup truck manufactured in the U.S. by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota since 1995.

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2013 tacoma won’t start. Brand new plugs and fuel pump

2013 Toyota Tacoma 6cyl. Randomly won’t start it leaves me sitting when I go somewhere to hop back in engine will turn over and not start. I’ve changed fuel pump and new plugs. Any ideas? I can ...
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What is this metal piece behind the brake rotor?

As you can see from the image it's rusted quite badly and today I was able to rip a good chunk off. I've included an image of the opposite rotor which, while still rusted, has the whole piece intact. ...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma V6 4WD 5-speed manual - front differential drain

Yesterday I was changing the oil on my front differential for the first time and mistakenly opened a drain bolt on the passenger side of the front differential: I then figured out the proper drain ...
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Partially plugged heater core in my 2013 Toyota tacoma 2.7 L4

The vehicle recently had a blown head gasket. I used bar’s leaks professional head gasket sealer with carbon fiber as a quick and very temporary fix to get me back on the road. The product worked as ...
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Had to replace brakes and rotors in the front on a 1 year old vehicle - this normal?

I added some pictures of the rotors that they said had developed bad grooves because of rust. Is this normal? This is from a 2021 Toyota Tacoma. I'm at 35000km, which is a lot after 1 year, but I ...
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Toyota Tacoma 2006 battery drains when started but returns to 11.8V when not running

2006 Tacoma 6-cyl 4x4, and the battery is 3 years old. Truck would not start this morning, so I checked the voltage - 11.8V. When I cracked the ignition, it just clicked. To me that usually means a ...
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Removing inner CV joint from differential

This is a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. I removed the outer CV joint from the rotor but am unable to pull the inner one out of the differential. I tried three different pry bars unsuccessfully. Do I need a ...
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Toyota Tacoma 2000 won't start

Sometimes after a trip (2-3 hrs) when i turn off my tacoma, won't turn on again, i knock on starter bobine it start, and sometimes don't. I replace the bobine, it's seems good for 2-3 months, then the ...
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Turning crankshaft specific angle

To check the valve clearances, the Haynes manual for my Tacoma (2006, V6) says to first set the first cylinder of the firing order in TDC, do a sequence of valves, then turn the crankshaft 2/3 turn (...
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How to diagnose horn malfunction?

07 Toyota Tacoma, Horn stopped working altogether after working fine (no intermittency). Fuse is fine and when I jump the relay with a tool the horn activates. Tried replacing the relay and it’s ...
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Can too much space between valves and camshaft cause oil in cylinder?

My 2006 Toyota Tacoma v6 is losing profuse amounts of oil although it runs just fine after adding more. I did a comprehensive overhaul several years ago and tuned the valves (ground them and ...
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Coolant still disappears and overheating after head gasket change

I have a 1997 toyota Tacoma 2wd. I had the head gasket replaced. I'm still loosing coolant. Then I was told to replace the thermostat, still loosing coolant. Someone else told me to replace the ...
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2021 Toyota Tacoma 4hi @ 70mph

I just bought a 2021 Toyota Tacoma sr5. I wanted to test the 4 wheel drive switching on the fly. I switched to 4hi at 40mph. Worked perfectly. I got distracted and forgot to switch back to 2w. I drove ...
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1996 Toyota Tacoma Random Misfire

I have a 96 2.4l tacoma that has right under 200,000 miles on it. Most of the time it runs great but randomly it starts misfiring. Only when it's up to operating temp but besides that there's no rhyme ...
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Intermittent starter question

I found many answers regarding intermittent starting, but answers basically cover the entire starter system and I'd like to find a more specific answer to my problem. 1999 Toyota Tacoma 4x ...
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Toyota Tacoma running high rpm

I have a 2003 Toyota Tacoma 4wd with manual transmission. It is running at 4000 rpms at 70 mph. What would cause this?
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How to fix a water pump squeal/screech?

I have a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. Recently in cold weather there is a high-pitched whine/squeal coming from the engine area. I have ruled out belts with belt dressing spray, and I think I've narrowed it ...
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2001 Tacoma - Consistent belt chrip/squeak noise

2001 Toyota Tacoma 2WD 2.4L 4cyl 92k Miles I have a chirp/squeak coming from the area near my power steering belt. When I spray it with water the noise goes away, but quickly comes back. Here's a ...
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hard starting when hot

1995 Toyota Tacoma 4 cylinder 2.4 liter Since I've owned this first year Tacoma, it is hard to start in the summer after shutting it off 3 times in a day. No problems in the winter, no problems in ...
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Narrowing down cause of misfire when engine is warm

2001 Toyota Tacoma 2WD 2.4L 4cyl. Just under 100k miles. Looking for guidance on narrowing down the culprit for a misfire. Here's the pattern: Truck runs fine from a cold start, and continues to run ...
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P0022 after fixing P0348, camshaft related

Vehicle: Toyota Tacoma 2006 V6, 155K mi Problem: I had OBDII Code P0348: Camshaft Position Sensor A and fixed it by replacing the broken camshaft position sensor. However, the check engine light didn'...
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Physically broken camshaft position sensor

The check engine light on my 2006 Toyota Tacoma V6 went on and, when I did OBDII disagnostics, it turned out I had P0348: Camshaft Position Sensor A. I took the sensor out and it turned to be ...
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R , on shift indicator, comes on when key is inserted into ignition. Engine won’t turn over

2017 Toyota Tacoma. About once every 3-5 months, when I insert key in ignition “R” on shift indicator comes on. When key is turned nothing happens. Like no current is going to starter. Shifter is in ...
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Big clunk/thunk when stopping fully

This problem started about a month ago. Just got back from traveling for the holidays and have to resolve this problem ASAP. Sometimes, but not always, the truck will clunk or thud hard when going ...
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2010 toyota tacoma AC not working

Blower motor is brand new, tried a replacement just in case and it still did not work. I've got a new diffuser on the wire harness. Lights come on for the ac when I turn the knob on the dash, but the ...
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2006 4x4 Toyota Tacoma brake pedal goes to floor when pushed

I changed the brake booster an bled the brakes. The back right brake bled fluid out when it was bled. All fluids are full an the vacuum lines are good. But when I push the brake pedal it goes all the ...
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What would cause a new EVAP canister to fail after 6 months, 3,000 miles?

When I bought my truck two years ago, it started throwing all sorts of codes. As I sorted them out, the last one I was dragging my feet on was replacing the EVAP canister, which I was told the switch ...
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Why doesn't my truck start, doesn't turn over, no clicks, nothing happens?

2005 Toyota Tacoma manual tran. First time it's happened was today. I turn the key, nothing. No click. Nothing turns over. When I turn the key the radio cuts out for a split second.. which is usual... ...
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Low beams work, High beams don't .

The car is a 2012 Tacoma pre-runner. I got in it last night and turned on the headlights. The low beams came on just fine, when I pushed the lever forward to engage the high beams, the low beams went ...
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How can I soften the 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR5 bumpy ride?

I just purchased a 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR5 and it's a bit bumpy. I feel everything on the road. Any way to soften that? It's relatively new (10k miles), so I'm wondering if it'll soften in time?
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Changed radiator and hoses on 97 Toyota Tacoma now check engine light on

After getting new radiator and hoses on 97 Toyota Tacoma check engine light came on. Diagnostic said misfiring changed all plugs and old coil wires light came back on, diagnostic says #6 misfiring. ...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma collects rain water in bed

My 2001 Toyota Tacoma is normally parked slightly downhill. Since it has a plastic bed liner with no drain holes, the rain water collects near the front and I end up with a koi pond. Doing some ...
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Intermittent start 1999 Toyota Tacoma 4cyl

A few weeks ago I had an intermittant starting issue where the motor would start to turn but wouldn't fully turn over, it would just click. I took it to the mechanic, they said it needed a new battery/...
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Tacoma Power Steering Pump

I have a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. Real nice truck-bought it new. Seldom any problems or repairs. It has 96,000 miles-very well maintained. A month ago, I had a "mechanic" replace my belt. I picked ...
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2000 Toyota Tacoma - Won't start and it isn't the battery

2000 Toyota Tacoma When I put the key in it just turns and won't start. It isn't the battery. It seems like it isn't catching for it to start. Could I need a new key or ignition switch?
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2002 Toyota Tacoma multiple issues?

2002 Toyota Tacoma low beams quit working, door locks won't work, no radio, no cruise control what could be the problem? Have checked the fuses and there doesn't appear to be a problem with them. ...
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1998 Toyota Pre Runner Will not start?

Turn the key on all you hear is the relay click, no starter noise. New battery and new starter are on it. What could it be? Is there a neutral safety switch?
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Stuck valve, loss of pressure. Risky or only poor performance?

I have a 1998 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L 4cyl with 202,000. The engine has been running rough and will occasionally sputter and die when I let off the gas pedal. I had it diagnosed and they think it's a ...
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Low beams don't work but the high beams work in a 2002 Toyota Tacoma

I have a 2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner where my low beams don't work but my high beams do work. I've replaced the headlight bulbs and relay switch, and still the low beams don't work. Any ...
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95 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 clutch plate staying engaged

While pressing on the clutch pedal, the clutch plate is staying engaged. I have watched the slave cylinder and it is moving.
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95 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Clutch Staying Engaged [duplicate]

I had my clutch repaired almost a year ago. But I have not been the regular driver of the truck. As I went to drive it a week ago I noticed that the clutch is staying engaged while the pedal is being ...
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2000 Tacoma Stalls then Wont Idle

I have a 2000 Toyota Tacoma that has stalled 3 times in the past 6 months. The engine will turn off while exiting the freeway, admittedly at a faster pace than normal, and following the off-ramp as ...
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Cylinder misfire after leak down test

I am getting cylinder misfire OBDII error codes after performing a cylinder leakdown test. During the test, I was turning the crankshaft to reach TDC for each cylinder and I'm now thinking whether it ...
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Cylinder leak down test to detect oil leakage

My 2007 Tacoma loses about 3.5 qt of oil out of 5 every about 1500 mi. I know it's low because the engine starts periodically rattling, I don't know which part but it's 100% correlated to the low oil ...
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Revving and rattling sometimes when braking

My Tacoma has been making a strange revving and rattling sound when the truck is in motion and the brake or the clutch is pressed and the gas pedal is released. I couldn't reproduce the effect when ...
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2013 Toyota Tacoma flashing 4x4 light on dash

My friends Tacoma has the flashing green 4x4 light going on the dash. I read the instructions regarding putting it into 4 wheel drive, 2 wheel drive and 4x4 low and nothing changed. We drove it to an ...
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Load on bed of pickup for extended period of time

I just got a Toyota Tacoma 2012 Sport long bed. I'm an artist and I make driftwood horse sculptures. I have two horses on the bed of the truck currently which comes to about 500 lbs. I intend to ...
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Car won't start with a perfect new battery

I have a Toyota Tacoma 2001 and my car won't start off the battery under the hood. The battery is brand new and has a full charge. It's been working perfectly for 3 months since I installed the new ...
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How much vehicle life is added by rebuilding cylinder heads?

Now that I have fully rebuild the cylinder heads (all engine gaskets + valve lapping + lash tuning) on my 2007 Tacoma with 124K mi, I am curious how much life I added to the vehicle, approximately. I ...
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Timing chain cycle vs. sprocket marker position

I reinstalled the timing chain on my V6 Tacoma as per the Toyota official spec and the Haynes manual. I made sure that the marker notches on the intake camshaft sprockets line up to the marks on the ...
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