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Old 01-13-2009, 02:47 PM   #15
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Navyblue, have you considered a driveshaft disconnect for your Tacoma? I'm quite sure Remco can fix you right up. Can't see as how it would affect your transmission warranty.


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Old 01-14-2009, 04:55 PM   #16
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Spoke to Toyota dealership where I bought the truck.

A. They will NOT install any decoupling device.

B. If THEY find a decoupling device on a transmission, they say there is no way for me to prove that during it's use or non use that it didn't cause harm to the tranny, therefore it voids the warranty.


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Old 01-14-2009, 05:30 PM   #17
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If THEY find a decoupling device on a transmission, they say there is no way for me to prove that during it's use or non use that it didn't cause harm to the tranny, therefore it voids the warranty.
They could get in trouble just for saying that - the mere presence of an aftermarket device CANNOT in itself void a warranty (federal law - Magnuson-Moss Act). Of course, the Toyota engineers can investigate in any way they choose and reach that same conclusion and it indeed would be expensive for you to prove otherwise. However, the company that makes the aftermarket device would probably hire lawyers & engineers to help you, since it is their business that is at stake if the warranty is voided simply because it is there.
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Wish it was that easy. My attorney said the "Act" has two provisions and as an example said Toyota CAN NOT say in there warranty paperwork that (PART I) I HAVE to use OEM oil filters and (PART II) MUST have all work done during the warranty period at a Toyota dealership. The act DOES NOT cover the addition of aftermarket items that were NOT part of the vehicle at date of purchase.
But there is another solution. I just received a quote package from Good Sam concerning their CSP warranty program that covers the coach (Winnebago part) and chassis/engine/tranmsisson, etc (Ford) for (4) years for $1,300. That seems reasonable, BUT I am going to check with the correct forums on this site to get a feel of what people feel about this Good Sam program. As my Tacoma has a 7 yr/70,000 warranty, I checked their website(Godd Sam) and they have a CSP program for my toad that would cover my Tacoma tranny, engine, transfer case and drive shaft. Haven't called them but if a $140,000 coach is $1,300 for (4) years then hopefully a $26,000 Tacoma will be about 1/5 or $250-$400 for (4) years. IF its in that range, THEN I will install a REMCO lube pump for the planetary gear in the REAR of the transmission as that will still need to be lubed as I would NOW be towing engine OFF, all (4) down with a decoupler. IF I need any tranny work during the 7/70,000 period I would use Good Sam CSP for truck tranny work and everything else will be on Toyota warranty.
Thats my only other option other than what I previously stated.

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Towing with the enging running will prevent damage to the trans but you will likely have a check engine light and trouble codes. The computer will see the engine rpm and the vehicle speed. This condition will likely cause several trouble codes that can create other driveability issues.

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