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1st Generation(05-06)Tundra Purchase Advice

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Maverick61, Dec 3, 2019 at 2:30 PM.

  1. Dec 3, 2019 at 2:30 PM
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    Maverick61

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    Looking to purchase 05-06 Tundra. What is considered high mileage for an 05-06? What questions regarding mechanical issues should I address if purchasing from a dealer? Exterior, anything I should be looking for specifically?

    There are a few on local dealer lots that I am going to check out, just want to make sure I ask the right questions before making a deal.
     
  2. Dec 3, 2019 at 2:32 PM
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    The two big things are, does the frame have rust problems, and when was the timing belt last replaced. (It should be done every 100k)
     
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    05-06 have issues with the air injection pump failing. Look to see if that work has been performed. You can put the vin in on Toyota's website to see any work that has ever be done at a Toyota dealership.
     
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    If maintenance has been kept up and done on schedule, these Tundras will last indefinitely. I had a 2006 AC, 4.7 SR5 and sold it to my daughter with 225,000 miles on it. She is approaching 300k right now and it purrs like a kitten. BUT, I was right on top of all maintenance. Timing belt/spark plugs every 90k + I did a lot of pre-emptive stuff. Last belt change I replaced the following:
    1) Battery (just because).
    2) Upper and lower radiator hoses.
    3) Thermostat.
    4) Alternator brushes.
    5) Changed power steering fluid.
    6) With the timing belt change: Water pump, serpentine belt, idler pulleys, belt tensioner, spark plugs, checked valve clearances.

    I would have kept it but I started hankering for a new Tundra and bought a 2018.

    Dan
     
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    Beside what's already been noted, I'd double check if the following need attention.

    -Upper and lower ball joints
    -Steering rack for leaks
    -CV Axles

    I had an 02 and now an 06. The maintenance has been much the same. I wouldn't hesitate to buy one with 200k as long as things checked out.
     
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    Thanks for info, there is an 05 with 87,000 miles, going to dealership to check it out, asking $10,500, 4.7 V8. Probably going to trade my 09, 171,000 miles for the 05, I know sounds backwards, but like not having a truck payment, and thinking might can get more miles out of the 05, if everything is mechanically sound and I keep up the maintenance.
     
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    +1 Bergmen. If your replacing timing belt make sure to replace water pump. I bought an 02 told the guy I would buy if timing belt was replaced and to make sure the pump was replaced as well. Stealership said he didn't have to but when they started the work....shazaam leaking water pump.
     
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    Is the access cab option like an extended cab?
     
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    Yes, with suicide doors...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Looked at a 06 SR5 DC V8 2WD 93,000 Miles, Very Clean ,No Rust at Dealership, Listed at $12,800. Has not had timing belt or water pump replaced. Price seemed a little high.
     
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    Maybe 4wd...but even that might be a little high.

    What happened to the 05 with 87,000 miles?
     
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    Did not like the access cab option
     
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    Looks clean to me...looks like original shocks on it...still almost 11 grand for 2wd with 160k. Car places jack it up sooo much. I just bought an 07 Subaru outback ll bean h6 off Craigslist with 120k for 8500. It looks and drives brand new....rust free not a dent on it obviously sat in a garage. Best experience I've ever had buying a rig. Always hard to pull the trigger for sure. Good luck take your time if you can.
     
  16. Dec 4, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    Looks like part of the frame was sprayed with a coating. Too many people stating their frame was coated and is now rusted through. I'd pass on any trk that suggest possibility to rust through at a later date..

    https://autosportsofdaytona.com/ser...040A/7b16d6abc350b7853764b54e094fddb9d1d34453
     
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  17. Dec 5, 2019 at 3:56 AM
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    I don't know that having a coating applied and rusting through are necessarily related in a chicken and egg fashion. If it's rusty before the coating then it's probably coming back. If it's not rusty and the coating is applied well then I would say it's good. The real issue is that the coating can't really go inside the frame unless a spray gun can reach it.
     
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    If it's a DC, make sure the brakes works as it should.. the master cylinder's can be pricey as it's a known issue.
     
  19. Dec 5, 2019 at 9:34 AM
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    I know the chicken came first because God doesn't lay eggs, He made that the chickens job.

    Looks like only a portion of the frame was sprayed, and the remainder of frame was left unfinished. That frame must have been turned in to Toyota for inspection, and they did only what was necessary to fulfill their obligation to repair. Toyota's method to spray and not replace frame has proven to be a failure, and that left Toyota with egg on their face.

    Your point is probably true about Toyota not also spraying inside the affected areas frame. However, even if they sprayed inside the frame's affected area, that would not be enough for me to consider buying it.
    Reason enough for me to suggest to anyone looking for a 1st gen Tundra to keep looking for another if this is seen.

    Me, I got on the ground and looked everywhere for rust on the frame. No rust at all because the frame was marked as a Tundra replacement frame.
     
  20. Dec 5, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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    that’s actually not terrible for an 06 crew cab no rust. could you possibly offer them $11,500? Maybe use the timing belt service as leverage.
     

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