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2006 Toyota Tacoma repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (25%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 59 repairs.
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2006 Toyota Tacoma engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (22%)

Chart based on 9 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

236-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

61380 mi

C $40
Leak in exhaust between flanges on passenger side rear flange of header pipe. Cut out flanges and welded in small new section of pipe. Cheaper repair alternative than replacing either pipe section, which are still in excellent shape. 
67580 mi

C $220
replaced muffler and tailpipe as one assembly 

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2006 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

236-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

134000 mi

US $968
Catalytic converter replaced. 
135000 mi

US $928
The bank one catalytic converter failed. OBII code was P0420. My mechanic confirmed that the cat was not working. I had to replace the Bank two converter about a month earlier. 

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2006 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

236-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

76700 mi

US $200
Crank shaft oil seal leak, Seal replaced with new one. Oil would leak out above 2000 rpm...a little leak makes a big mess. I only lost a bit of oil but it would fling over entire engine. 
122500 mi

US $80
The lower idler pulley for the serpentine belt had a bearing seize. I had to replace the pulley. 
137000 mi

US $72
Bad Oxygen Sensor Replaced. 
86700 mi Catalytic convertor heat shield loose. We used a worm drive clamp to reinstall. 
54860 mi

C $500
Had ECP warranty (now ended) cover timing chain inspection cover gasket replacement. 

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2006 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

159-horsepower 2.7L I4 5-speed manual RWD

63000 mi

US $60
Exhaust system vibration. Rusted out bolt on cat converter cover allowed shield to vibrate, very noisy at certain RPM's. Drilled out and replaced bolt. 
65000 mi

US $14
Check engine line came on, hooked up reader and determined problem was vacuum leak. Narrowed down to gas tank gasket and gas fill cap. Replaced gas cap. Problem solved. 
67000 mi Check engine light came on. Have not yet attempted to diagnose. 
67000 mi CEL Diagnostic code turned out to be vacuum leak related, possibly caused by gas tank cap. Reset the code and it has not come back. 

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2006 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

236-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

173000 mi

US $1400
Oil leak from timing chain cover. Common problem to this engine. Often misdiagnosed as a leaking power Steering pump. 

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2006 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

236-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

12167 mi TSB # EG021-06 EXHAUST TICKING NOISE. Replace exhaust manifolds assm on LH and RH side, replace gasket 

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2006 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

159-horsepower 2.7L I4 4-speed automatic RWD

21000 mi

US $50
Mechanic detected slight water pump leak. Water pump replaced under warranty with $50 deductible plus $140 for 20,000 mile service w/oil change using synthetic. 

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