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

  1. Nov 7, 2016 at 5:55 PM
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    Hey Jace, a very simple question for you. Can you confirm that the 3rd gen Tundras use m14x1.5 lug nuts? Also, I bought a set of steel tundra wheels for my winter setup. Can you post a picture of the correct lug needed for steel tundra wheels (I'm interested in buying aftermarket black acorn lug nuts).
    Thanks very much.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2016 at 7:09 AM
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    Hey Jace,

    Im about to roll over 51K on my 14 Tundra. Ever since my Toyota Care went away at 25K miles i have been doing the maintenance. Oil and filter every 5k, did dif oil change at about 45K and also engine and cabin filters along the way. So my question is what else should i be doing or getting prepared for? I was flipping through my warranty and maintenance guide and it looks like oil at every 5K is the only thing to stay on top of. Should i do spark plugs at a certain interval? Any info would be great!
     
  3. Nov 8, 2016 at 8:19 AM
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    This might help you...Tundra Maintenance guide https://www.tundras.com/threads/tundra-maintenance-guide.315/
     
  4. Nov 8, 2016 at 9:39 AM
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  5. Nov 8, 2016 at 2:14 PM
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    There is a baffle and this isn't uncommon. Shitty part is, it's difficult to diagnose because it's normally intermittent? sometimes it's the sender, sometimes its the combo meter fuel gauge.... if it were me I'd start with a sender first, maybe even throw a fuel pump in there while you're there. less to think about later.... then you know everything inside the tank is solid.

    If u were to diagnose it, it's gonna take work. gotta disconnect the combo meter from the circuit, under the seat I think. tap in with a volt meter and measure resistance of the sender. then drive the truck . see if the sender is actually throwing bad readings or if the gauge is displaying good readings poorly.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2016 at 2:16 PM
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    Diff and t case every 30k. trans 60-90k and plugs I believe are good to 120
     
  7. Nov 8, 2016 at 3:42 PM
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    IMG_1458.jpg Jace, started my truck this evening and got this error on my screen. Have not towed anything in about a week or so. Is this something you have been seeing much of?
     
  8. Nov 8, 2016 at 6:39 PM
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    I have not... any problem with the plug in the back? corrosin or anything?
     
  9. Nov 8, 2016 at 6:48 PM
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    Didn't the new Tundras have an issue with the factory brake controllers?
     
  10. Nov 8, 2016 at 6:52 PM
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    There is no corrosion or dirt on the plug anywhere. Everything still looks new. Never had a problem before when towing. I have heard there was problems with them but I have never experienced any. Well till I got this error and I wasn't even towing.
     
  11. Nov 8, 2016 at 6:55 PM
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    I'm going to take it to the dealer in the morning and see what they say. Just thought I would ask if this was something you have seen before.
     
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  12. Nov 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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    I have an SR5 that didn't comes with the high price ed leather and navigation, while I could are less about the leather, navigation would be awesome. is there a way to incorporate this into my head unit without changing out the whole thing?
     
  13. Nov 11, 2016 at 7:38 PM
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    I just did mine a few months back it is plug and play but you need to buy the radio with navi. Also make sure it's non jbl if u don't have that speaker setup. Entunes won't work with vin but there is ways around that.
     
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  14. Nov 11, 2016 at 7:41 PM
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    Dang it. I was hoping there was some kind of 20 dollar miracle thing I could do, since there seems to be one for everything.
     
  15. Nov 11, 2016 at 7:42 PM
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    Which deck would i go with? is there a part number for it?
     
  16. Nov 12, 2016 at 4:24 AM
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    Do u have the premium jbl package? If not then look for a non jbl head unit with navigation. I swapped everything in thirty minutes very easy to do.
     
  17. Nov 12, 2016 at 6:06 AM
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    Got the new filter. Didn't care to return the damaged one for a few dollars.

    I used Mobil 1 0w20 advanced fuel economy, because that's all they had in the store. I had pretty loud valve train noise so I dumped it and filled it up with Toyota oil. All is better now. I'll just buy it from the dealership from now on.
     
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  18. Nov 12, 2016 at 6:32 AM
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    The dealerships in my area use Mobil 1 OW-20...
     
  19. Nov 12, 2016 at 7:22 AM
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    That's weird cause my truck says mobil 1 0-20w as well
     
  20. Nov 12, 2016 at 7:24 AM
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    For the price of synthetic I just let the dealership do that it and enjoy my free coffee and browse the showroom floor lol
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to respond Jace, I will run the diagnostics you suggested. I was off roading and hit a pretty big hole and it seems to me this is when it started.
     
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    Yes, that is what the Toyota branded oil is. The problem comes when using the "advanced fuel economy" version that you can get in Walmart. I can't find regular Mobil 1 around here in any store so I just stop at the Toyota or Lexus dealership and pick it up there.
     
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    Knowing that... I might start at the tank;)
     
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    Hi Jace,

    I have a 2005 Tundra 4.7 4x4. I have a question that hopefully you can help with.

    Starting the truck cold and driving it for the first few minutes it feels as if the engine is really pushing the truck forward when no throttle is applied. I have to use a lot of brake force to keep the truck from moving forward. To give you an idea of how much it pushes on its own when cold - I can have the truck on my driveway which is a fairly steep hill (5 degrees, 10 percent grade) and the truck will push itself up the hill in drive, first, or reverse. Once the truck has been driven and is warm it no longer pushes. The trans shifts smooth and feels normal.

    I went ahead and checked the trans fluid level. The level is good and the fluid looks fairly clean. The truck has done this "pushing" since I purchased it about 6 months ago. I originally thought it might be because the truck had a unichip installed and it that was messing with the timing or something, but I unistalled the unichip module and the truck is still doing it. The truck has a magna flow exhaust, but is otherwise stock.

    Any ideas why the truck does this and how I can solve the issue?

    Thanks,
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  25. Nov 16, 2016 at 7:27 PM
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    What is the idle speed at when it does this? In P, R, and D.
     
  26. Nov 17, 2016 at 4:39 PM
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    When cold it idles at just under 1500 rpm in Park - when shifted to drive it drops to 1000. When warm it idles at 700 in P and drops to 600 in D. There are no dash lights and no codes on an scangauge.
     
  27. Nov 17, 2016 at 6:37 PM
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    Sounds normal to me.
     
  28. Nov 18, 2016 at 7:14 AM
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    Without seeing the vehicle, I would be inclined to inspect brakes and look for vacuum leaks. Your idle speeds seem normal and you are always going to idle higher with a cold engine.

    Some vacuum leaks, such as intake gaskets, may go away after vehicle has warmed up. The early 2000s Corollas had this issue but was normally accompanied by a P0171 code.

    Weak brake performance could be a contributing factor as well. Possible brake booster vacuum line or weak/leaking master cylinder. These symptoms may be reduced once idle speed has dropped.
     
  29. Nov 18, 2016 at 8:22 AM
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    I do not think it is simply a brake issue, but I can look into that. If it is a vacuum leak wouldn't the brake pedal drop after shutting the ignition off after starting the truck cold?

    It seems crazy that it would be normal for it to move uphill on a 10 percent grade without extra throttle applied. I was reminded yesterday when I left work that when the road is snow/icy the truck will actually spin the rear wheels (in 2wd) as you let off the brakes without even touching the gas. At least I know the brakes are working as they should with more bias towards the front. I have 34x10.5 KO2s on the truck so it is not like it is just spinning little slicks. I owned an 02 Tundra previously and it did not do this.

    When I purchased the truck last spring it had a cold air intake, unichip, and magnaflow dual exhaust. I thought the unichip might be causing the pushing issue so I decided to remove it along with the cold air intake (which was loud). I have only reset the computer by disconnecting the battery for a long period of time. Is there another way to clear the trucks computer in case the previous unichip install is still messing with the ECM somehow?

    Just so you guys know. I am not a noob. I rebuilt a 79 pickup including the entire engine and suspension complete with highsteer. I also did a 3.4 swap on an 88 pickup and did everything including the wiring myself.
     
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  30. Nov 18, 2016 at 8:49 AM
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    I don't doubt your ability. I'm just stating where I would start. There are 120 Toyota TSBs for the '05 Tundra and none of them relate to this, that I can see. If you had a Toyota Techstream, it is possible you could reset the fuel trim and learned values. Depends on Year/Model. I am unsure on an '05. I'll have to check the idle speeds on my '02 on my lunch break. Currently my truck is all factory. Have you cleaned the throttle body?
     
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