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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,558 miles

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2005 Toyota Tacoma brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 142005

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 6,558 miles


After having transmission replaced on this vehicle at 6271 miles, less than 2 weeks later again heard a clinking sound emanating from the rear transmission wheel area. Took vehicle back to dealer and during technician test drive with spouse rear end locked up. Dealer discovered issue was bolts on right rear E-brake cable inside drum came out and brake shoe was locking up rear and then making it hard to shift into gear and bolt was making the grinding noise at lower 1st gear. Dealer removed and cleaned axles, installed new bolts on E-brake cable, removed and repaired rear brake shoes and machined both rear drums.

- Chromo, CO, USA

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