Repairs and Maintenance

Toyota Tacoma Rear Leaf Spring Replacement

Toyota Tacoma Rear Leaf Spring Replacement

The Toyota Tacoma has a history of broken leaf springs when the truck is used in certain driving situations. While less common, it has even happened to commuter trucks as well. How do you replace those darn things anyway? Here is a handy guide.

by June 11, 2013 1 comment Repairs and Maintenance
The Hidden Cost of Manual Transmissions

The Hidden Cost of Manual Transmissions

Not even 35 years ago, automatic transmissions were considered a luxury feature on most new trucks. Back when this old truck was brand new (image courtesy JapaneseNostalgicCar.com – be sure to read the post that featured this truck if you’re into old imports): Stick shifts were the norm. However, on today’s […]

by October 17, 2012 6 comments Repairs and Maintenance
Oil Filter Comparison Says Wix, K&N, and OEM Toyota Oil Filters Best Overall

Oil Filter Comparison Says Wix, K&N, and OEM Toyota Oil Filters Best Overall

Many truck owners don’t consider the maker or brand of their oil filter when they change their oil. However, the oil filter can have a dramatic effect on your engine. The results of this Toyota Tacoma oil filter comparison (sponsored by Parts.OlatheToyota.com) conclude that some oil filters are definitely better […]

by November 30, 2011 3 comments Repairs and Maintenance
How to Guide: Install A Toyota Tacoma’s Windshield Yourself

How to Guide: Install A Toyota Tacoma’s Windshield Yourself

Do it yourself windshield replacement for your Toyota Tacoma, while not advisable without prior experience, is entirely feasible if you follow the correct methods and use the right equipment. First, obtain a replacement windshield that meets your vehicle’s specifications (this may be either OEE or OEM), urethane adhesive needed for […]

by October 6, 2011 0 comments Repairs and Maintenance
How To Reset the “Maint Reqd” Light On The 2005-and-up Toyota Tacoma

How To Reset the “Maint Reqd” Light On The 2005-and-up Toyota Tacoma

Check engine lights are simultaneously annoying and worrying. If you know why a particular warning light is illuminated on your Toyota Tacoma’s dashboard, then just seeing it there as a constant reminder that you haven’t yet had the time to go to the garage and get the (probably minor) problem […]

by August 23, 2011 0 comments Repairs and Maintenance
How to Improve Your Toyota Tacoma Gas Mileage

How to Improve Your Toyota Tacoma Gas Mileage

Everyone wants better gas mileage out of their truck, but it’s hard to tell exactly what works and what doesn’t when it comes to the driving techniques you can adopt and the modifications that you can make in order to squeeze out a few more miles per gallon. The Toyota […]

by August 2, 2011 18 comments Repairs and Maintenance

My Muffler Has A Hole In It – Should I Fix It?

Car repairs can be expensive, and no one likes spending any more money than they have to. If you’ve noticed that your vehicle’s muffler has a hole in it, you have a couple of options. You can either: Buy a new muffler. There are lots of inexpensive replacement mufflers out […]

by June 30, 2011 0 comments Repairs and Maintenance
Toyota Tacoma Fuel Pumps – Location, Replacement and Causes of Failure

Toyota Tacoma Fuel Pumps – Location, Replacement and Causes of Failure

If you own a Toyota Tacoma – regardless of the year – and you learn that you have to replace your fuel pump, you might be in for a bit of a headache. Like many modern vehicles, the 1995 to 2011 Tacoma houses its fuel pump within the fuel tank, […]

SDTruckSprings.com Talks About the Toyota Tacoma Leaf Spring Issue

SDTruckSprings.com Talks About the Toyota Tacoma Leaf Spring Issue

Earlier this week we covered the Toyota Tacoma leaf spring breakage issue, and today we’ll talk about our conversation with Bryan McKenna of SDTruckSprings.com about this same issue. Bryan is an expert on Toyota suspension systems – and off-road truck suspensions in general – and he was able to provide us […]

Toyota Tacoma Antenna Replacement Options

Toyota Tacoma Antenna Replacement Options

Did someone – or some thing – bust your Tacoma’s antenna? If so, you’re probably looking for a replacement. While you can wander over to your local dealership parts department and order an antenna, you should know that there are a few different antenna replacement options available outside the dealership. […]

by April 26, 2011 1 comment Repairs and Maintenance