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08 tundra 5.7

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jarrell, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. Mar 7, 2020 at 12:44 PM
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    Jarrell

    Jarrell [OP] New Member

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    I have 2 questions regarding my 2008 Tundra 5.7 DBL Cab. I changed 7 of the 8 plugs. The pass. side rear (near firewall) looks like a bitch. I think its a wiring harness close to the coil for spark plug access with no slack to move harness to remove coil let alone plug. I'm leery about disconnecting and if I do which side firewall or rear of engine? what will happen after I hook it up? any thing to reset?

    2nd question: I have no transmission dip stick. I have been told by my dealer that it is a sealed transmission and they have to drop the pan and replace my fluid, filter and gasket which costs $647.00 out the door. I was told by another Toyota dealer I have no filter but I do have a screen and no need to drop pan just flush and replace fluid. Firestone said they could tell by my vin number. How I hate to have my truck on a lift for them to say you have this or you have that. does anyone know? Ohhh by the way this truck has the tow package and transmission temp. gauge.
     
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  2. Mar 7, 2020 at 1:42 PM
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    Zebruaj

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    I recall moving the rear wiring harness off its clip and that gave me enough room to work.

    Welcome to Toyota's "sealed" trannys and "lifetime" ATF. There is a drain and fill hole. Just have to get under the truck. Many thoughts on what types of fluid changes to do (drain and fill / inline change off the cooler hard-line). Up to how much you want changed and how comfortable you are.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2020 at 2:56 AM
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    Jarrell

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    I did what you said but, instead of removing the wiring harness off it's clip I removed the 2 10mm nuts then removing the harness holder forward off the fire wall allowing me to just squeeze the coil pack out. Thanks for your help
     
  4. Mar 9, 2020 at 3:53 AM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    Welcome from NY.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2020 at 3:55 AM
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    timsp8

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    The transmission has a screen that some call a filter. Some replace it, some say replacing isn’t needed. So both dealers were somewhat correct. Most just drain and fill especially if you aren’t having any issues.
     
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  6. Mar 9, 2020 at 4:20 AM
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    mbn225

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    Haven't done the plugs yet but I just had my local dealer do a drain and fill last year, and another one last month(even though they only recommend the one) They charged me $119 including fluid which was well worth not having to measure what was drained and refill exactly that amount. "Lifetime ATF" is a pretty funny notion isn't it?
     
  7. Mar 10, 2020 at 5:08 AM
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    Welcome J and congrats from Gettysburg
     
  8. Mar 10, 2020 at 6:54 AM
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