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Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Sean266, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Oct 7, 2016 at 5:55 PM
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    Seadawg1

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    This might be (probably a dumb question) do you have any idea why Toyota would put tow/haul in some Tundras and not all? Mine is a 2007 Double cab sr5 with 5.7 engine, auto with shifter on the floor. Should I use the manual auto or use "D" when towing a Travel Trailer?
     
  2. Oct 7, 2016 at 6:38 PM
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    The Tow/Haul function is part of the Tow Package, in the earlier years it was an option. Now it is standard, at least with the 5.7L.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2016 at 6:41 PM
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    Yes that would likely help. I am looking into stop tech and ebc for my front brakes. I tow in the mtns and could use something a touch better.

    If there are no screws visible, it mostlikely a clip style. Pull down a bit on the passenger side and shine a flashlight up there. I believe there is a clip or twould on the passenger side and a few claws on the drivers side.... guessING tho. A claw doesn't release, it more of an l shape arm that holds on. The clips release, so you'll want to release the clips first then slife the claws out...

    Your good man.... I believe u only get tow haul button when u have a tow package.

    If I was towing on flat lands I'd probably leave it in d. But when u start driving through hills and the trans is hunting for gears or ahifting alot is when I'd click it over to manual. Control the trucks rpms with a good gear that produces enough power to pull it up the hill. Sometimes u can't go as fast as u want bit it's easier on fuel mileage and the trans to just stay in one gear and haul the trailer up the hill.... I kick o/d off on my first gen all the time towing. It cause it to stay in 4th and it just cruise up hills that way.
     
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  4. Oct 7, 2016 at 8:14 PM
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  5. Oct 7, 2016 at 8:17 PM
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    Like a dummy it did forget to mention I have a mfg tow package. I like your suggestion on transmission. I will do that. thanks Lotsoftoys.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2016 at 9:27 PM
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    UPDATE: Thanks for your help LOTSOFTOYS. It is a clip style - only two clips hold (no claws) it along with plastic feet that go under the headliner. It was easy to get off when I pulled downward on it - actually pulled down when I was going to shine a flashlight as you suggested. Thanks again.
     
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  7. Oct 23, 2016 at 12:59 PM
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    IMG_2107.jpg I'm doing a little research so that I can help my sister-in-law out with her 2003 or 04 Toyota Sequoia. She is a little difficult to deal with over the phone she can't tell me what year it is LOL. But she's having a problem with the VSC off trac off and the brake light being on. Recently her brother replaced the front rotors and pads. She is still having braking issues when descending a hill. I've told her numerous times she needs to use the proper gear when coming down and try to be limited on riding the brakes. It seems that they pulsate once they heat up leading me towards warped rotors, but it does go away once they've cooled so I'm wondering if there is some sort of issue with the rear brakes, causing the fronts to work too hard, or if it has more to do with those traction control issues. I had her go down and have it read at Pep Boys and it is throwing zero codes. just trying to narrow down the first place I should start looking. I did read somewhere about the fluid level causing some of these lights to come on so obviously I'll check that first. A number of things come to my mind like speed sensors and ABS sensors so I really don't know where to start. And I also don't want to just start throwing money at every single thing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. She's a single mom and I'm just trying to keep her safe.
     
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  8. Oct 23, 2016 at 1:50 PM
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    Pep boys is not able pull abs codes, very doubtful. Check the fluid level and make sure all wheel speed sensor connections look good. Short of that it needs to go to a dealer for proper diagnosis.
     
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  9. Oct 23, 2016 at 2:11 PM
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    Ok thanks. On a sidenote what would be a good diagnostic tool to buy so that I can read these kinds of things. On my past vehicles are used to buy a superchip which also did code reading but obviously wasn't advanced enough to mess with ABS. I'm going to assume that something like this is too pricey. Are we looking at a tech II?
     
  10. Oct 31, 2016 at 7:30 AM
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    I have a 2001 toyota camry...just changed my rear brake pads and front driver side caliper...blended all th3 brakes and put in new brake fluids...checked the plastic under the brake pedals and it was fine...once in a while the brake lights stays on and I'm unsure why
     
  11. Oct 31, 2016 at 7:34 PM
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    cheap ecm code readers are everywhere. Much more expensive ones are able to pull abs codes
     
  12. Oct 31, 2016 at 7:35 PM
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    E brake? fluid level at min. line?
     
  13. Oct 31, 2016 at 7:46 PM
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    I'm thinking the E brake also..brake fluid is at max
     
  14. Nov 1, 2016 at 7:22 PM
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    Check the switch on ur ebrake lever
     
  15. Nov 2, 2016 at 3:15 PM
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    I have a question, I have 2016 Tundra CM 4.6 with hitch. There is also looks like atrans cooler in front of radiator but I'm not sure. Does it mean that I have a tow package or not necessarily? And is there a way to check that somehow, I don't think window sticker said anything about tow package.
    Thank you much!
     
  16. Nov 2, 2016 at 4:03 PM
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    Do you have the Tow/Haul switch in the lower dash? Do you have the Integrated trailer brake controls in the lower dash?
     
  17. Nov 2, 2016 at 4:05 PM
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    None. I didn't have those on my 16 Tacoma but paperwork showed tow package.
     
  18. Nov 2, 2016 at 4:07 PM
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    Then I would say that you do not have the tow package but do have the transmission cooler.
     
  19. Nov 4, 2016 at 11:13 AM
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    One more question. Again I have 2016 Tundra CM SR5 no jbl or anything like that. There is a box under passenger seat with wires going to it, what is that?
    Googled it found that people talked about it but no clear answer to what it is. Some said it's aamp, some think it's SRS.

    Thank you!
     
  20. Nov 4, 2016 at 9:19 PM
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    @4RNR, its an Amp for the radio...
     
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  21. Nov 4, 2016 at 9:37 PM
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    Thank you! No wonder I got some bass going on:)
     
  22. Nov 5, 2016 at 7:31 PM
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    Thanks for looking out Ron and 4rnr... ive been busy
     
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  23. Nov 6, 2016 at 4:01 PM
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    Doing the first oil change on my 2016. The new TRD filter looks to be damaged, with some of the fabric filter material torn away.

    I'm guessing it shouldn't have this tear. Question is, is it definitely okay to use still, or am I better off buying another one?

    Also some green ink on the fabric material.

    1106161817_HDR (1).jpg
     
  24. Nov 6, 2016 at 5:21 PM
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    @Stig Get a new filter. I wouldn't worry about ink but definitely don't want a hole in the filter.
     
  25. Nov 6, 2016 at 5:33 PM
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    Definitely get a new one. A hole in a filter defeats the purpose of a filter.
     
  26. Nov 6, 2016 at 5:39 PM
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    There's only 1 hole I look forward to. And it's not in a filter.
     
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    I'd ask for another one.
     
  28. Nov 6, 2016 at 7:35 PM
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    My god man, I have already had to replace an iPhone 6 that broke this month. Don't need my drink getting sprayed all over my MacBook..LOLLERS!!
     
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  29. Nov 7, 2016 at 10:09 AM
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    Hey Jace, 2004 Tundra SR5, approx 185k on it. A few months ago I noticed the fuel gauge started 'floating' ie when turning or accelerating or slowing it moves up and down some, as if it is measuring the fuel as it sloshes back and forth in the tank. Prior to this the vehicles motion did not affect it? Bad sending unit, or broken baffle (if one exists)?
     
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