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Any gotchas with 2007 Tundras?

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by bingdude, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Aug 18, 2017 at 10:06 AM
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    Hi All,

    I'm looking to get a Tundra 2007 tundra 4x4 to replace my old 1998 tacoma 4x4 which rusted itself to death with 120K. Any gotchas or things I should be looking for the 2007 Tundra or Tundras in general?

    Thanks,

    Bill
     
  2. Sep 18, 2017 at 8:14 AM
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    I just purchased an '07 with 270K - it's a 5.7L RWD.
    Check the service history, and bring every unknown service history up to date for mileage / months.
     
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  4. Sep 18, 2017 at 8:26 AM
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    Rex thanks for the reply. Service records look really solid on one one I'm looking at. Got 129K on it. Your '07 still solid?
     
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    Hi Bill
    I just bought a 07 limited cm 95k on it samething every service record from new clean carfax I love mine from what I read here and other tundra owners say I don't see how you can go wrong
    Good luck I hope you like yours as much as I like mineIMG_1175.jpgIMG_1597.jpgj
     
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    Thanks Leo. The one I'm looking at is the same color as yours, but with a double cab and cap on it. Sharp looking truck.
     
  8. Sep 19, 2017 at 5:47 AM
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    Looks like deal may not happen. Seller said AC started blowing warm. He charged it on Friday and blowing warm again by Monday.
     
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    The dealership should be able to fix that. My 07 is still running like charm. 81.4K miles. No issues.
     
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    True dat. Not sure if it's a line, compressor, or evaporator. Reading that evaporator replacement costs are $1200+.
     
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    Hopefully you can work something out in your favor.
     
  12. Sep 22, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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    Check for bed rust. Especially if it has a bedliner.
    From what I have read, it starts under the bed where it sits on the frame.
     
  13. Sep 22, 2017 at 12:18 PM
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    Use that when negotiating a price, then find one from a salavge yard cheap.
     
  14. Sep 22, 2017 at 1:34 PM
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    Yeah seller didn't move on price much. Are evaporators a common issue on them?
     
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    Not sure about the evaporators but water pumps and radios seem to be a common problem for some reason.
    I just bought an 08 last may and it came with some paperwork that showed both were recently replaced on my truck.
    I did read about those problems before.
     
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    Ditto is that what they say my 07 came with a new water pump 95k
     
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    Mines an 08 121xxx on the ticker just put a WP on it about 1500 miles ago and the radio acts up when cold but other than that it's soild
     
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    My 2WD '07 had 271,000 when I bought it... it's solid with a clean CarFax, but the only service on record was at 22,000 miles.
    Since buying it, I have painstakingly completed every single maintenance item listed in the Scheduled Maintenance Guide for 120,000 miles / 144 months including those for Special Operating Conditions. The only thing on the list that has not been done is tightening the nuts and bolts on the chassis, nobody - not even the dealer has a clue about tightening these.

    I have replaced both door checks, the tires & wheels, and the springs, shocks, door speakers and headlight housings & more will be replaced in a few weeks. It's coming along nicely, and after all that's been done - my total investment is still below fair market value.

    Good luck with your Tundra!

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    Thanks all for the replies. Ended up getting a 07 Limited 4x4. Haven't got it in hand yet, but should be here soon. Super pumped about it. It's got 150K. The carfax came clean as well.
     
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    Glad you found something! Like you, I just moved from Tacoma to Tundra. I had a 2000 Tacoma 4wd Xtra cab and bought a 2010 Tundra 5.7 4WD. The only thing I miss about the Tacoma was that it was paid for. :)
     
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